Medical Assisting

Northwest State Community College Medical Assisting Archbold, Ohio

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Northwest State Community College equips students with a diverse set of clinical and administrative skills essential for a successful career in health care.

Clinical Duties:

  • Taking medical histories
  • Assisting in examinations
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Instructing patients on medications and diets
  • Administering medications and injections
  • Performing basic laboratory tests
  • Conducting phlebotomy and ECGs
  • Providing wound care and changing dressings

Administrative Duties:

  • Managing patient records
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Answering phones and welcoming patients
  • Handling billing and bookkeeping
  • Coordinating hospital admissions and lab services
  • Using computer applications

Program Features:

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Emphasis on workplace safety and occupational risks awareness
  • Preparation for CMA (AAMA) certification
  • Focus on technical standards including physical, visual, auditory, communication, and mental/cognitive abilities
  • High pass rates for exams and positive employer satisfaction and graduate placement rates

For additional details, please refer to Northwest State Community College's website.

Tuition: How Much Does Northwest State Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Northwest State Community College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Northwest State Community College is 2 years.

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About Northwest State Community College

Northwest State Community College (NSCC) is a public two-year college located in Archbold, Ohio, and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

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