Medical Assisting

Job Outlook

Medical Assisting

  • Create a variety of medical documents and acquire skills in medical billing and coding.

  • Learn clinical skills to become a valuable member of the healthcare team.

  • Follow ethical and privacy standards when working with others in the healthcare field.


What can I do when I graduate?

  • Medical office receptionist

  • Medical administrative office assistant

  • Convalescent center receptionist

  • Hospital receptionist or worker

  • Patient biller/scheduler

  • Medical transcriptionist

What would I do in this class?

  • Medical terminology

  • Medical office procedures

  • Medical records formatting/filing

  • Medical transcription

  • Health insurance and coding

  • Patient billing

  • Microsoft Office

  • Telephone/receptionist skills

What can I do with further training?

  • Certified Insurance Coder or medical biller/specialist

  • Certified Medical Assistant

  • Certified Medical Transcriptionist

  • Certified Medical Office Manager

  • Healthcare reimbursement specialist

Program Quick Facts

Medical Assisting students must be able to

  • Read, comprehend, and follow textbook instructions

  • Perform basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages)

  • Have good communication skills, both orally and in writing

  • Work independently

  • Operate a computer to complete assignments on a daily basis


College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

Gail Sleighter

  • PCTC Patient Care Technician

  • CMAA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

  • MAAC Medical Administrative Assistant

  • CPR First Aid

  • OSHA 10

  • State Tested Nursing Assistant

nurse giving medical assistance to a girl in a bed