Of the many vital members of the healthcare team providing critical patient care is the Medical Assistant.
Medical Assistants serve as liaisons for patients of all ages, performing critical duties like drawing blood, taking medical histories, performing laboratory tests and EKGs, and managing the office through patient interactions. Registered Medical Assistants can also enter information into electronic patient records through the Computerized Physician Order Entry. From small physicians’ offices to large hospital centers, Medical Assistants are a truly invaluable part of any medical organization.
*Based on active student population, Spring 2021
*Based on a review of student accounts, Spring 2021
Designed and taught by experts in the field, the program will provide you with practical information and hands-on-experience to prepare you for a successful Medical Assisting career. In addition to an in-field externship at one of our premier healthcare partner organizations, you can expect instruction in these areas:
Upon successful completion of your coursework, students will benefit from a review course designed to help them pass the Registered Medical Assistant exam. The RMA is an advanced credential highly sought-after by employers. The benefits of being an RMA versus an MA are:
View all degree requirements in the College Catalog.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Due to the on-campus and/or clinical requirements of this program, students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation showing proof of vaccination during the enrollment process.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
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At Plaza College, applied clinical experience is at the heart of our premier medical assisting program. Our graduates are Registered Medical Assistants (RMAs), working side by side with doctors to treat patients and keep healthcare centers running efficiently.
Data provided on the 2022 Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) Annual Report Form shows that the medical assisting program at Plaza College has a placement rate of 88.24% for the graduating class of 2020. Employers reported that they were 100% satisfied with the 2020 graduates placed at their facilities. The exam passage rate for the 2020 graduates is 100%.
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