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Medical Assisting Certificate Program   

Perform clinical and administrative tasks in the offices of physicians, chiropractors, and other health practitioners while taking patient medical histories, checking vital signs, performing laboratory tests, and administering injections. This program includes lecture, hands-on training, and a clinical externship where you will learn human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, medical office procedures, pharmacology, medical ethics, and clinical procedures. Hands-on training is performed in capturing vital signs and measurements, venipuncture, laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, and assisting with examinations and procedures.

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program covers a wide variety of topics, giving you the most comprehensive learning experience in the classroom.

Anatomy & Medical Terminology – Covered by body system, you will learn anatomical organization and direction, cells and tissues, suffixes and prefixes, and the organization of the body.

Medical Office Procedures – You will learn theory and practical applications of medical assisting in the office environment, patient reception and scheduling, as well as insurance coding, billing, and collecting.

Clinical Procedures – You will learn how to take patient history and assessments, obtain vital signs, and assist with examinations.

Pharmacology – You will learn how to calculate adult and child dosages, forms of drugs, the medication order, and the essentials of medication administration, as well as administration of medications.

Medical Ethics & Law – You will learn about state and federal regulations, professional liability, HIPAA, and reimbursement and collection practices.

Clinical Externship – You will participate in a 180 hour offsite clinical externship to reinforce skills learned in the course.

This certificate program will assist you in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. Exam fee and textbooks are additional. Textbooks are required and are available at the KSU Center Bookstore.

Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent. Complete the Basic Skills Assessment and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required.

The Basic Skills Assessment & Program Application are located online. Click here for the Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application instructions.

For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu


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