Medical Assistant

Average length of program:

   4-7 quarters

Completion awards:

   Certificate (4 quarters) or A.A.S. degree (7 quarters)

The Medical Assistant is an allied health professional who assists physicians and other health care providers in their offices or other medical settings. In accordance with respective state laws, they perform a broad range of administrative and clinical duties. In the Medical Assistant program at Spokane Community College, students learn about the administrative duties of scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription, handling telephone calls, writing correspondence, serving as a liaison between the physician and other individuals, and managing practice finances.

The clinical phase of the program is taught through intense training and hands-on application. Students learn to perform clinical duties, including asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, first aid and CPR, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, and preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician.

Accreditation

The Spokane Community College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park street Clearwater, Florida 33756, 1(727)210-2350. The MA program does not allow for advance standing placement or challenging of MA courses.


Gainful Employment Disclosure
Browse additional programs in the CCS Online Catalog.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact the program director.

For more information...
For more information:
Contact:
Stacia Reagan
Email:
Phone:
(509) 533-8138 or
 
(800) 248-5644 ext. 8138
All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Click on the course title to view course description.

Course Title Credits
MA 101Administrative Medical Assistant I 5.0
MA 102Clinical Medical Assistant I 3.0
MA 107Basic Medical Assisting 3.0
MA 111Administrative Medical Assistant II 3.0
MA 112Clinical Medical Assistant II 5.0
MA 122Clinical Medical Assistant III: Phlebotomy and IV Therapy 5.0
MA 125Ambulatory Care Setting Pharmacology 5.0
MA 131Practice Finances and Management 3.0
MA 132Clinical Medical Assistant IV 5.0
MA 141Medical Assistant Seminar 1.0
MA 142Medical Assistant Externship 6.0
Print Page