Medical Assisting

Lewis and Clark Community College

Medical Assisting

Godfrey, Illinois

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program focuses on equipping students with essential clinical, administrative, communication, and medical knowledge skills crucial for success in health care roles.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Skills: Asepsis, infection control, patient histories, vital signs, first aid, CPR, patient preparation, examination assistance, specimen collection, diagnostic tests, injections, and medication administration.
  • Administrative Skills: Patient scheduling, record-keeping, secretarial tasks, phone etiquette, correspondence, financial management, and physician liaison duties.
  • Communication: Emphasis on effective written and oral communication skills for career readiness.
  • Medical Knowledge: Education in human biology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and emergency procedures.

Program Features:

  • Certification Preparation: Training for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, boasting a 100% program pass rate.
  • Employment Opportunities: Preparation for various health care settings like ambulatory care, health care facilities, public health agencies, schools, medical schools, research institutes, and insurance firms.
  • Program Length: Fall semester students can earn a Certificate of Proficiency in 11 months, with an option for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in two additional semesters.

Tuition: How Much Does Lewis and Clark Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Lewis and Clark Community College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Lewis and Clark Community College is 11 months for the Certificate of Proficiency option. Students who start in the fall semester have the option to obtain an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in two additional semesters.

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Lewis and Clark Community College is a public institution in Godfrey, Illinois.

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