Medical Assisting Certificate

Carl Sandburg College

Medical Assisting Certificate

Galesburg, Illinois

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Certificate program at Carl Sandburg College focuses on equipping students with essential administrative and clinical skills required in the health care industry. The program emphasizes professionalism, effective communication, and competency in various medical assisting tasks.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills: Front office reception, billing, bookkeeping, appointment scheduling
  • Clinical Skills: Medical history-taking, vital signs recording, basic laboratory tests, physician assistance
  • Professionalism: Effective communication, workplace professionalism, adherence to standards
  • Cognitive, Psychomotor, and Affective Domains: Competency in various medical assisting tasks

Program Features:

  • Employment Growth: Projected 19% increase in job opportunities from 2019-2029
  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Licensure: Eligibility for certification exams by American Medical Technologists or American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Practical Experience: Practicum in physician offices and clinics in the Galesburg area
  • Faculty: Experienced instructors specializing in medical assisting
  • Facilities: Access to skills lab and health assessment lab for hands-on practice

Tuition: How Much Does Carl Sandburg College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Carl Sandburg College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting Certificate program at Carl Sandburg College is one year.

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About Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, is a public community college that offers associates degrees (career and transfer) and certificates. Its main campus is located in a rural area with a student-faculty ratio of 12-to-1. The college provides a full range of baccalaureate, career, community education, and general study programs.

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