Medical Assistant Career Prep

Military Credentialing Programs - Medical Assistant Career Prep


Health care is changing, and the role of the Medical Assistant is more important than ever.  The Medical Assistant is the most versatile member of the healthcare team and is an important part of the successful physician practice.  Although the skills the Medical Assistant performs will vary among medical offices, this course will fully prepare the student with a wide variety of skills, making him or her an essential part of the healthcare team.  This course will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of clinical medical assisting, including care and management of the patient, the different body systems, administering and injecting medications, insurance and coding requirements, the special needs of pediatric and geriatric patients, and employment opportunities and strategies for Medical Assistants.

Program Description

Health care is changing, and the role of the Medical Assistant is more important than ever.  The Medical Assistant is the most versatile member of the healthcare team and is an important part of the successful physician practice.  Although the skills the Medical Assistant performs will vary among medical offices, this course will fully prepare the student with a wide variety of skills, making him or her an essential part of the healthcare team.  This course will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of clinical medical assisting, including care and management of the patient, the different body systems, administering and injecting medications, insurance and coding requirements, the special needs of pediatric and geriatric patients, and employment opportunities and strategies for Medical Assistants. 

The content in the certification course will prepare students to take the associated industry recognized exam.  Please note that the individual state requirements may vary.  Students will be responsible to check with their state’s governing body for state specific requirements.

Students will:
  • List the duties commonly performed by medical assistants
  • Discuss the medical assistant’s responsibility as a positive role model
  • Describe six strategies for effectively dealing with difficult people
  • Describe the two components of HIPAA Public Law 104-191
  • Describe the medical assistant’s role in patient education
  • Discuss office compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Create an appointment matrix for a practice
  • Describe the functions of written communications in the ambulatory care setting
  • Discuss the appropriate procedure and documentation for release of a medical record or information contained in the medical record.
  • Describe how a claim travels through the medical office
  • Explain the importance of timely billing and collections in the physician’s office
  • Identify the role of the medical assistant in infection control
  • Describe the purpose and the key components of the patient interview
  • List normal values for temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and pulse oximetry
  • List and describe six examination techniques commonly used by the physician
  • List the three steps used to translate medical terms
  • Describe the role of the medical assistant when assisting with minor surgical procedures describe the medical assistant’s role in assisting with a tissue biopsy
  • Assist with examinations and procedures
  • Describe the role of the medical assistant in various medical specialty settings
  • Understand government regulation of drugs
  • Discuss the importance of bioemergency preparedness for the medical office

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Program Location and Duration

Online, 175 hours, 12 months access, self-paced

Program Cost

$2,495 without exam voucher

$2,780 with exam voucher

Additional Program Information

  • This course prepares the student to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam.

  • The certification exam is not included in the price of this course.

Program MOS

4N, 68N, 68S, F2, N4, Q5

Program Careers

Healthcare Support

Contact Info

Coordinating POC: Morgan Matlock, 254-526-1415

Registration POC: Continuing Education Department, 254-526-1586