Medical Assisting Technology Application - Deadline: December 1, 2021
The Medical Assisting Technology Program prepares individuals to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. The program includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.
Employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23% from 2018-2028 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, much faster than the average for all occupations. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being. Increasing use of medical assistants to allow doctors to care for more patients will further stimulate job growth.
The Medical Assisting Technology program will begin in January 2022 pending SACSCOC, ACCS Board of Trustees, and Alabama Commission on Higher Education approval.