Program: Medical Assisting
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MEDICAL ASSISTINGGainful Employment Information
(Level I Certificate)
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Degree Plan Code: C1.MED.ASST.17
This 12-month program is designed to prepare individuals to perform the duties of a medical assistant who can function in an acute care clinical setting or physician's office in the areas of: medical office administration, clinical lab procedures, examining room assisting and physicians office laboratory procedures. The student may elect to complete the program either as a block CEU program or as a credit certificate program.
The El Centro College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations www.caahep.org ( upon recommendation of the Curriculum Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
SEMESTER I (January)
SEMESTER II (May)
SEMESTER III (August)
SEMESTER IV - Winter Term (January)
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.
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