Medical Assistant

Community College of Allegheny County

Medical Assistant

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program equips students with a range of essential clinical and administrative skills to excel in healthcare settings.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Skills: Includes medical history-taking, vital sign recording, assisting with procedures, and conducting routine lab tasks.
  • Administrative Skills: Encompasses medical record maintenance, insurance form completion, scheduling diagnostic procedures, managing correspondence, and basic bookkeeping.

Program Features:

  • Externship: Involves a 160-hour clinical externship for practical experience in a healthcare environment.
  • Career Preparation: Graduates are ready for entry-level medical assistant positions in doctor's offices, clinics, and similar settings.
  • Continuing Education: Certificate holders can pursue an Associate's degree in Medical Assisting.
  • Accreditation: The program is accredited by CAAHEP and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, ensuring quality education and training standards.

Tuition: How Much Does Community College of Allegheny County's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Community College of Allegheny County's website

Program Length: How Long Is Community College of Allegheny County's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Program at Greenville Technical College is a 36-credit hour program

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About Community College of Allegheny County

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is a public community college located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

With an enrollment of 3,420 undergraduate students, CCAC offers a variety of 2-year programs and certificate courses, including Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, Carpentry, and more. The college has an acceptance rate of 100% and does not require SAT or ACT scores for admission. CCAC has four campuses and three neighborhood centers, providing flexibility for students' learning preferences.

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