Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Medical Assisting degree program is to provide students the opportunity, along with their occupational skills, to develop essential basic skills for continued learning and career development through general education courses that include: mathematics; written, verbal and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities.
Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes
The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, the body systems, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, venipuncture, laboratory diagnostic procedures, EKG, and administration of parenteral medications to function successfully in an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant in a clinic or physician’s office.
Whether in a physician’s office, a clinic, or hospital-owned physician network, the Medical Assistant performs many services on the physician’s behalf. These may include admissions work, preparing the patient for examination or treatment, operating diagnostic equipment, and performing diagnostic procedures. The Medical Assistant is also responsible for the patient’s medical records and insurance forms as well as for scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records for the physician.
Accreditation and Licensure
Accreditation and Licensure
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Are medical assistant and medical assisting programs the same?
Yes, medical assistant and medical assisting are the same job role. Concorde offers career training and certification for this role through the Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science program.
How Long Is The Medical Assisting (Associate Of Applied Science) Program at Concorde?
The Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 17 months. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When does the Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program start?
Call us at 1-800-693-7010 to find out when the Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program next starts at the Memphis location.
What is the career outlook for medical assistants?
According to BLS.gov, the medical assistant job field is projected to grow 23 percent through 2028, which is much faster than the average for most occupations. As the baby-boomer population ages, the demand for medical care will likely continue to increase.
Why should I become a medical assistant?
There are many reasons to become a medical assistant. Medical assistants generally work alongside doctors and nurses in medical clinics during regular hours. Their work consists of taking patient histories, getting vital signs, drawing blood, handling specimens, or performing diagnostic tests. The work schedule of a medical assistant is fairly stable and predictable. That means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy spending time with your family after work.
Does Concorde offer medical assistant externships?
Yes. Concordeâs hardworking extern coordinators are dedicated to pairing you with the right hands-on medical assistant externship opportunity.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Medical Assistant (Associate of Applied Science) program?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.