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Massasoit Community College, Canton, MA offers quality training in Medical Assisting, a nine-month (full-time) Certificate Program.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to become credentialed through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants after passing the CMA(AAMA) Certification Examination.
Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks. Duties vary with type of practice.
Administrative duties include greeting patients, demonstrating effective communication skills in a professional manner, telephone interaction, scheduling appointments, utilizing Electronic Health Records, and Practice Management Software programs.
Clinical duties include obtaining medical histories, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examinations (pediatrics to gerontology), performing EKG’s, sterilization of instruments, collecting and identifying specimens, routine urinalysis, fecal analysis, clinical bacteriology, and phlebotomy. Medical Assistants who work for specialists will have additional duties.
A seven week / 245-hour clinical practicum in a Health Maintenance Organization / Health Care Facility is required for graduation.
Massasoit Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
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Clearwater, FL 33756
1. Submit an application form to the Admissions Office
2. Submit an official high school or equivalent transcript and official college transcripts.
3. A personal reference letter is required
4. Applicants must attend a Medical Assistant Program Information Session, which includes an overview of the Program with the Program Director. Call the
Admissions Office at the Canton Campus for information (781-821-2222, ext. 2114)
5. Complete required college placement tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.
Contact the Student Assessment Office at 508-588-9100, ext. 1991 or 1992.
Graduates from the Medical Assistant Program at Massasoit Community College are in demand in HMO’s (Health Maintenance Organizations), out-patient facilities, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.