Medical Assistant, CAS

Flathead Valley Community College

Medical Assistant, CAS

Kalispell, Montana

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant program at Flathead Valley Community College provides students with a comprehensive skill set essential for success in ambulatory health care settings. Upon completion, students will be adept at:

  • Performing computer-based tasks like scheduling appointments and billing procedures
  • Handling administrative responsibilities such as patient reception and correspondence
  • Conducting clinical procedures including preparing patients for examinations and assisting with treatments
  • Administering medications and vaccines following safety protocols
  • Communicating professionally with patients and medical staff
  • Conducting blood draws and specimen collection using correct techniques
  • Providing patient education and health coaching
  • Applying aseptic techniques and performing basic laboratory tests

Program Features:

  • Students need to meet high academic and personal standards for success
  • Curriculum includes a mix of clinical procedures, medical office procedures, and relevant coursework
  • Emphasis on professionalism and ethical behavior in the medical field
  • Graduates are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Clinical Certified Medical Assistant Certificate (CCMA) national exam
  • Certified Medical Assistant employment opportunities are expected to significantly increase due to growing demand in outpatient medical facilities
  • Students have the chance to earn additional certifications, expanding their career opportunities in health care

Tuition: How Much Does Flathead Valley Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Flathead Valley Community College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant, CAS program at Flathead Valley Community College is 3 semesters. (39 credit hours to complete)

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About Flathead Valley Community College

Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) is a public institution located in Kalispell, Montana. It offers a wide range of academic programs, including both transfer and career-oriented paths, enrolling a total of 2,049 students. 

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana, FVCC provides high-quality education that enables students to transfer to four-year colleges or enter the workforce through over 50 career and technical programs.

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