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Professional-Technical Program

The Medical Assistant program prepares students as entry-level health care providers in settings such as physician's offices, health care clinics, and hospitals. The role of the medical assistant is to assist the physician and other professionals in managing the care of clients. Medical assistants are responsiblefor performing duties in the areas of office management, patient care, and collecting and processing laboratory specimens. Medical assistants work under the direct supervision of a physician or other designated professional.

Successful completion of the Medical Assistant Technical Certificate program will result in an associate of applied science degree and eligibilty to take the national certification exam for medical assisting.

Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact the Health Professions Office at (208) 676-7132.