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Medical Assisting (Diploma or Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve a Diploma in as few as 8 months

As a Medical Assistant (MA), you’re cross-trained to work alongside physicians in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities. MAs perform administrative and clinical duties like taking care of patients and performing front-end administrative duties.

Medical Assistant (Diploma) Mission Statement

The mission of Concorde Career College’s Medical Assistant diploma program is to provide a supportive learning environment in which the student acquires theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and professional attributes necessary to obtain entry-level positions in the field of Medical Assisting.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

At the conclusion of the Medical Assistant program, students will be prepared with the knowledge and skills required 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.

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 18 months

Medical Assistants (MAs) are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties. As a Medical Assistant, you will work alongside other healthcare professionals to take care of patients directly. You’ll also help manage medical offices, physicians' offices, and outpatient care facilities by performing a variety of administrative tasks.

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

Concorde Career College’s Medical Assistant courses include 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.

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

Curriculum

The medical assistant training at Concorde emphasizes real-world coursework that immerses you from day one in the practical aspects of supporting a fast-paced medical work environment. Training comprehensively equips you to serve effectively in both clinical and administrative functions in clinics and physicians' offices.

Clinical functions can include:

  • Patient intake processing, including taking patient histories and vital signs
  • Performing first aid and CPR
  • Preparing patients for procedures
  • Assisting physicians with examinations and treatments
  • Infection control

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Medical assistant jobs are projected to grow at a much-higher-than-average rate of 19 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of an aging generation of baby boomers. Find out more about what a career in medical assisting looks like.

*Source: BLS.gov 2019-2029

Administrative responsibilities can include:

  • Scheduling and receiving patients
  • Preparing and maintaining medical records
  • Performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription
  • Handling telephone inquiries and written correspondence
  • Serving as a liaison between physicians and other individuals

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and Licensure

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