Medical Assistant

Hocking College

Medical Assistant

Nelsonville, Ohio

Associate
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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant program at Hocking College equips students with a diverse skill set essential for success in health care. Graduates are trained in clinical and administrative tasks, including managing patient reception, scheduling appointments, measuring vital signs, and administering medications. Additional certifications may be required for roles like Phlebotomist and Electrocardiograph Technician.

Administrative Skills:

  • Managing patient reception
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Maintaining medical records
  • Coding insurance claims
  • Handling billing
  • Arranging hospital admissions

Clinical Skills:

  • Measuring vital signs
  • Assisting in examinations
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Assisting in minor surgeries
  • Administering medications
  • Taking medical histories
  • Conducting electrocardiograms
  • Performing laboratory tests
  • Explaining treatment procedures
  • Drawing blood and changing dressings

Program Features:

  • Career opportunities include roles like Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, and Electrocardiograph Technician
  • Development of competencies aligned with Institutional Learning Outcomes
  • Focus on key skills for an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant

The program is accredited by CAAHEP, allowing graduates to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant CMA (AAMA) exam. For more information, visit Hocking College's website.

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

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Program Length: How Long Is Hocking College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting Associate degree at Hocking College is 64.5 credit hours.

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About Hocking College

Hocking College is a public community college located in Nelsonville, Ohio, with a mission to serve as a pathway to prosperity, teaching and inspiring all who seek to learn, growing careers and changing lives. 

Established in 1969, the college offers more than 60 associate and vocational programs and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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