Overview

Currently, Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing occupations worldwide. Career opportunities abound for well-trained medical assistants, including work in physician's offices, clinics, hospitals, labs, medical publication firms, pharmaceutical firms, public health agencies, and health insurance companies.

The Medical Assisting program at Skyline College is designed to provide the training and knowledge necessary to gain the most important skills for work in the field, including the ability to work well with others, be well organized, and be confident in dealing with patients. Through the expertise of Skyline faculty, and relevant contact to professionals in the field, students can expect to learn administrative duties such as medical/financial records management, medical report transcription, patient appointment scheduling, and clinical duties including preparation of patients for examination, assistance with minor surgery, giving injections, and operating electrocardiographs.

The Skyline College Medical Assisting Program will begin offering classes in Fall 2014.  It will include the following Degree and Certificates:

ProgramTypeTotal Units
Medical Office Reception CERT 16 Units
Medical Editing CERT 23 - 26 Units
Medical Insurance Billing CERT 25 - 28 Units
Medical Coding CERT 27 - 30 Units
Administrative Medical Assisting CERT 28.5 - 31.5 Units
Administrative Medical Assisting AS 60 Units

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in skills necessary to effectively function as an Administrative Medical Assistant.
  • Demonstrate behavior appropriate for an Administrative Medical Assistant and Health Care Professional.

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