Medical Assisting

Medical assisting is a one-year certificate where students will receive training which involves administrative and clinical aspects of health care in clinics and physicians' offices.

Clinical Duties

  • Assisting the physician and preparing patients for examinations and treatment.
  • Taking and recording vital signs and medical histories.
  • Performing certain diagnostic tests.
  • Preparing, administering and documenting medications.
  • Collecting and processing specimens.

Administrative Duties

  • Scheduling and receiving patients
  • Maintaining medical records.
  • Handling telephone calls.
  • Correspondence and reports.
  • Insurance matters.
  • Office accounts.
  • Fees and collections.

Prerequisites

College entry-level competencies in English and computational skills. Completion of: WR 121, MTH 60, BI 121, MP 111

Classes

Course Name Credits
MA 112 Medical Office Assistant 1 1
MA 117 Medical Office Administrative Procedures 3
MA 118 Medical Office Administrative Procedures Lab 2
MA 122 Medical Office Assistant 2 1
MA 123 Medical Office Clinical Procedures 3
MA 124 Medical Office Clinical Procedures Lab 2
MA 131 Pathophysiology for the Medical Assistant 5
MA 132 Medical Office Assistant 3 1
MA 136 Medications 2
MA 180 Coding and Reimbursement 2
MA 270 Clinical Practicum 6
MLT 100 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures 4
MP 140 Introduction to Health Law and Ethics 3
MP 150 Introduction to Electronic Health Records 3
Namesort descending Title Email Phone
Darlene Hayes Darlene Hayes Medical Assistant Instructor dhayes@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Angela Johnston Angela Jones Nursing & Health Occupations Administrative Assistant ajones@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Diana Lee-Greene Diana Lee-Greene Medical Assisting Program Coordinator dgreene@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6164