Aug 18, 2022  
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023

Medical Assisting Certificate


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CIP: 51.0801
School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math, 505-428-1926

This three-semester program encompasses the competencies needed by a professional medical assistant. Specific education includes performing administrative and clinical procedures in settings such as physician offices, clinics and ambulatory settings. Courses are sequenced to build skill level. Medical assisting is a growing occupation in New Mexico and the United States. This program of study is oriented to students who have an aptitude for organization and health care systems. Certificate eligible for Financial Aid.

The goal of the program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains essential to providing competent and caring services. Certificate eligible for Financial Aid.

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

Students can follow the Program Map(s) listed below to complete this certificate:

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform major operational functions of the medical office, including basic medical bookkeeping, scheduling and other office functions.
  • Communicate effectively and compassionately with patients of varying ages, cultures and education levels.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with medical personnel.
  • Accurately and safely perform laboratory testing and specimen preparation.
  • Measure vital signs and prepare patients for examinations and clinical tests.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various biomedical legal and ethical issues.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in medical assisting competencies.

Skill Level Equivalents are prerequisites for entering the Certificate in Medical Assisting Program and must be completed before applying to the program.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES:

Total 34.5 Credits


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