Medical Assisting

Columbia-Greene Community College

Medical Assisting

Hudson, New York

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Columbia-Greene Community College equips students with essential skills through clinical rotations, multi-skilled training, and comprehensive preparation for entry-level roles in health care.

Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Rotations: Hands-on experience in Emergency Department, Laboratory, and Family Care Center
  • Multi-skilled Training: Performing various professional duties to deliver compassionate care
  • Cognitive, Psychomotor, and Affective Learning: Developing competence in knowledge, skills, and behavior domains

Program Features:

  • Accreditation: CAAHEP accreditation
  • Certification Opportunities: Eligibility for national exams in specialties like medical office secretary, billing and coding, clinical medical assistant, EKG technician, and phlebotomy technician
  • Optional Fast-Track: Health Care Facilitator Microcredential for telemedicine support
  • Affiliation: Partnerships with Columbia Memorial Health and Greene County Family Planning

Occupational Hazards:

  • Health Risks: Exposure to infectious diseases, sharps injuries, bloodborne pathogens, chemical exposure, and ergonomic hazards
  • Safety Measures: Training on safety protocols for workplace hazards and promoting a culture of safety in health care settings.

Tuition: How Much Does Columbia-Greene Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Columbia-Greene Community College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Columbia-Greene Community College is 2 years, with a total of 64 credits required for completion.

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About Columbia-Greene Community College

Columbia-Greene Community College is a public institution located in Hudson, New York, with a total enrollment of 1,445 students. 

Established in 1966, it is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and offers 38 academic degree and certificate programs under the Divisions of Arts & Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Math and Science, Nursing, and Technology. 

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