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Program Overview

The Medical Assistant program is designed to provide you with the necessary job skills and related technical information to work as an entry-level medical assistant in a medical facility. You learn to perform clerical functions such as: scheduling and receiving patients, obtaining and maintaining patient data, completing insurance forms, and arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services. Further, you learn medical transcription, telephone etiquette, billing, collection, and bookkeeping. You also learn the correct format for typing and keyboarding of letters, reports and manuscripts.

The clinical functions you learn to perform include: taking and recording vital signs and patient histories; performing height and weight measurements for infants through adults; screening for visual acuity and color vision acuity; assisting with examinations, treatments, and office surgery; collecting of specimens through venipuncture; and performing simple lab tests and electrocardiograms. You also learn about sterilization procedures, instruments and equipment, disposal procedures for contaminated supplies, patient preparation procedures for X-ray and laboratory examination, removing sutures, and performing basic first aid and CPR procedures.

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Program Length

10 Months

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science
(or Technical Certificate)

Projected Salary
$25,000-35,000 per year
Advisory Committee
  • Dalene Coglazier
    Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital
  • Jackie Jorgensen
    Goodland Regional Medical Center
  • David Voss
    Unicare; Colby, KS
  • Vicki Nolan
    Greeley County Hospital
  • Chardell Parke
    Quest Diagnostics; Hays, KS
  • Courtney Knox
    Vision Source; Goodland, KS
  • Scott Focke
    Family Center for Health Care
  • Burlay Parks
    Wallace County Family Practice
  • Linda Taylor
    Sheridan County Health Complex
  • Janie Klein
    Hess Clinic; Hays, KS
  • Cheryl Ann Lee, RN
    Sherman County Health Department
  • Jonna Miller
  • Karen Lucas
  • Pam Whitson
  • Brenda Chatfield