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Our Medical Assisting Career Certificate (C.C.) will prepare you to do everything as a medical assistant from maintaining medical records, filing insurance claims and billing to taking medical histories, vital signs and assisting with exams. You’ll gain practical experience for a medical assisting job in local hospitals, doctor’s offices and clinics. In addition, you qualify to take the Registered Medical Assistant examination to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Clinical experiences in the medical assisting program will be provided in physicians' offices, ambulatory care centers, clinics and hospital outpatient clinics. Clinical rotations are scheduled in various clinical settings and are a required part of the medical assistant program of study to assist students to obtain hands-on experience in the medical field while learning in the student role.- FSCJ 

 Medical Assisting Advanced (A.S.)

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Medical Assisting Advanced program prepares students to perform medical assistant duties under the direction of a physician/practitioner, including preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, giving injections, performing venipuncture, assisting in laboratory operations, taking x-rays and administering electrocardiograms. Program graduates can become medical assistants who learn to function in an administrative capacity, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims. -FSCJ website

Medical Assisting Specialist (T.C.)

The Medical Assisting Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) program prepares students to perform administrative work in the health care setting, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims as a medical assistant. Through medical assistant specialist instruction and hands-on training, students will be prepared to work alongside licensed health care practitioners in various health care settings.

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