Medical Assisting Undergraduate Certificate
University of Cincinnati UC Clermont College
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The Medical Assisting Certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career as a health professional in a physician's office, clinic, or urgent care (ambulatory) setting. In order to meet the program objectives, the curriculum provides a rigorous foundation in clinical, patient care, and office administration courses. Clinical and patient care courses include an introduction to anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, clinical techniques, laboratory procedures, and physician assisting procedures for various types of ambulatory medical settings. Administrative courses include study in medical office procedures, computers, and oral & written communication.
Graduates of the Medical Assisting Certificate program will have the formal education required to apply for the nationally recognized certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Most employers in the health care environment recommend that medical assistants have the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA(AAMA)) credential.