KCC’s brand-new Medical Assistant Program is COMING SOON! Stay tuned for updates!
Medical Assistants are multi-skilled professionals trained to assist with office and clinical procedures in medical facilities and outpatient centers under the direct supervision of a health care provider. The Medical Assistant Program at KCC is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.
Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics and other outpatient facilities. Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college coursework delivered through an online environment and laboratory practice. Both are equally important to the development of the competent Medical Assistant.
The Medical Assistant Program is a certificate program, with the opportunity for certification in phlebotomy and additional certification in other areas of health care, i.e. EKG. The program has been developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Upon completion of the Medical Assistant Program, graduates will be eligible to take the AAMA exam. Upon passing the AAMA exam, Medical Assistants will have earned their CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) certification. Students wishing to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting must successfully complete the Medical Assistant Certificate and must satisfy the General Education requirements of College.
For more information about KCC’s Medical Assistant Program, see:
- KCC’s latest Academic Catalog
- The Allied Health Professional course descriptions and Medical Assistant course description pages
- Information about Medical Assistant careers
- Information about why you should study Medical Assistant at KCC
Medical Assistant Certificate
|ALHE 227: Medical Terminology||ALHE 106: Pathology and Prevention in Health Care||MEAS 202: MA Practicum (8 weeks; total 160 hrs. in clinical + 6-8 hr. Final Competency Lab)|
|ALHE 101: Medical Law & Ethics in Health Care||MEAS 100: Pharmacology for Medical Assistants (2/2 hr. Lab)|
|ALHE 102: Communication for Health Care Professionals||MEAS 201: MA Clinical Procedures II (4/2-3 hr. Lab)|
|ALHE 103: Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Professionals||ALHE 100: Intro to Computers in Health Occupations|
|MEAS 101: MA Clinical Procedures I (4/2-3 hr. Lab)||ALHE 222: Phlebotomy|
|ALHE 104: Medical Practice Procedures|
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Medical Assistant Careers
According to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Medical Assisting field has a 29 percent growth outlook through 2022, which is faster than average for all occupations. The Medical Assistant Program at KCC is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.
Projected Job Outlook & Salary Information
For the latest employment and wage estimates for English careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.
Why Study Medical Assistant at KCC?
The design of this program is with the busy student in mind. Many students are looking to increase their skills but need to work making it very challenging to attend courses. This program is unique in the fact that all the course work is on-line or hybrid with minimal set classroom attendance needed. This creates the flexibility that many students need to accommodate their personal situations.
KCC will be seeking approval by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), which can be contacted at:
25400 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33763