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Medical Assisting

Medical assistants are the "right arm" of the modern medical clinic. They are trained to work closely with physicians, physician assistants, and nurses. This exciting career is one of the fastest growing health occupations in the United States.
This program offers students the training needed to assist physicians both in the clinical area and in the administrative medical office setting. Medical Assistants also have the opportunity to work as an Insurance Specialist, a Medical Office Receptionist or as a Medical Office Manager.
Most courses are taught using competency-based instruction with only one lecture based course. Using state-of-the-art equipment and a simulated doctor's office, students become comfortable in a clinical environment.The Externship course is taught in local clinics, eight hours per day for six weeks. Travel to the assigned clinic (Doctor's Office) is at the student's expense.
Medical Assisting1,050 hours
Who Can Attend
Employment Opportunities
Medical Offices, Physicians' Clinics, Physicians' Offices, Chiropractic Offices, Insurance Companies, Approved Labs
Occupational Characteristics
Most doctors' offices are fast-paced, ever-changing environments. Multi-tasking is often required. Many Medical Assistants (MA's) work in the front office (administrative area), back office (clinic area), and/or laboratory area as they are needed and/or assigned.
Conditions are often stressful when dealing with patient care. MA's must be able to ambulate in small spaces while helping patients. There is occasional to frequent exposure to communicable diseases. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids, requiring that personal protective equipment be worn in some circumstances.
The medical assistant must be able to perform all medical assisting functions and be capable of lifting and moving 35% of recommended body weight (approximately 50 pounds).
For Success in this Career You Should Have
A desire to work with people to solve health problems, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, aptitude for science, ability to communicate in a professional manner and establish rapport with clients and colleagues, ability to manage projects and tasks and meet deadlines, ability to resolve conflicts appropriately and function effectively under stress, and the ability to work effectively with coworkers in a fast-paced team environment.
Location(s) and Times
Rockwell Campus, Campus Center Building, Health Science Center
Full-Time Students - 6 hours per day for up to 9 months from August through May. Students attend from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for theory and laboratory classes, and 8 hours per day for clinical rotations.
Part-Time Students - 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Mon. through Fri., 3 hours per day for theory and lab classes, and 8 hours per day for clinical rotations. For theory and lab classes, part-time students enroll in either the morning or afternoon session.
Travel to the assigned clinic (Doctor's Office) is at the student's expense.
Start dates are available several months in the year as current students complete their career major and space in the class becomes available.

Contact Info

Main Number
7:30am - 8:30pm


Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

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