Launch a New Career with one of our Medical Assisting Programs in Pottsville, PA
Are you fascinated by medicine and good with details? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? If so, one of our Medical Assisting programs might be the right choice for you. In as little as a year you could complete our Medical Clinical Assistant Diploma program or, in just 18 months, you could complete our Medical Assisting Associate in Specialized Business program.
Students from Pottsville, Selinsgrove, Danville, Williamsport and Bloomsburg are already working towards new careers. Let us help you do the same.
These programs are offered through our CampusFlex track which brings you the best of both on-campus classes and online coursework. You’ll spend the majority of your time at our campus, training in a group environment and complete some of your coursework online.
What Will You Learn In Medical Assistant Training Programs?
You’ll get an excellent balance of classroom learning and hands-on experience with our Medical Assistant courses. Our qualified instructors will teach you everything you need to know.
As a student in our Medical Clinical Assistant program, you'll take a variety of classes including:
- Nervous, Sensory, Endocrine, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems: Students will undertake a system-by-system anatomical study of the human body and basic principles of physiology. This course will cover the structure, functions and conditions/diseases of the nervous, sensory, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems. In addition, the medical terminology applicable to these body systems will be addressed, with emphasis on word construction, proper usage and acceptable medical abbreviations.
- Pathology: The course examines the disease process for all body systems as well as how each disease process affects the body as a whole. Students will learn proper methods to successfully educate patients and their family members on the disease process, prevention and health maintenance.
- Pharmacology: This course discusses the most commonly prescribed medications in the healthcare field. Students review the key drug classifications necessary to understand the relationships between the disease process and medications.
As a Medical Assisting student, you'll take similar classes including:
- Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, and Gastrointestinal Systems: Students will undertake a system-by-system anatomical study of the human body and basic principles of physiology. This course will cover the structure; functions; and conditions/diseases of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and gastrointestinal systems. In addition, the medical terminology applicable to these body systems will be addressed, with emphasis on word construction, proper usage, and acceptable medical abbreviations.
- Allied Health Orientation: This course will introduce allied health students to various roles of medical professionals. Student will be trained in scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities, and governmental compliance required within allied health professions.
As a student of either program, you’ll take part in an Externship and Medical Review course where you’ll have the opportunity to practice administrative and clinical skills in a suitable physician’s office or ambulatory health care facility under the supervision of the practicum coordinator and site preceptor. You’ll also prepare for and review information on the national certification exam.
For more information, please download our Course Catalog.
Your Career with Medical Assistant Training
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 29% increase in demand for Medical Assistants by the year 2022*. For you, this means that when you graduate, hospitals and medical offices will need people with your skills. Upon graduation and successfully completing your certification exam, you can find work as a Medical Assistant.
In a medical practice, doctors and nurses will rely on you as a Medical Assistant to help prepare patients for procedures by taking their vitals, recording their family medical histories and working with patients to answer questions and schedule follow-up appointments.
Call Us Now to Get on the Path towards Your Career as a Medical Assistant!
When you enroll in either of our Medical programs and successfully complete the required courses, you’re making a great investment in your future career. With us, you’ll get the hands-on experience you need to make yourself a valuable job candidate. Give us a call today at 866.865.8065 or click here to request more information.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm