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O que eu aprenderei?

Medical Assisting offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and certificate options. These credentials prepare students to perform administrative and clinical duties in offices of health practitioners. Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to sit for the AAMA Certification Examination, where, upon passing the examination, the individual earns the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Careers Opportunities

Medical assistants perform both administrative duties and clinical duties.

Administrative duties include scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, handling telephone calls and written correspondence, performing medical transcription, submitting insurance claims, and maintaining practice finances.

Clinical duties may include asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, and preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician and as permitted by state law.

Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations as the health services industry expands due to technological advances in medicine, and a growing and aging population. Increasing utilization of medical assistants in the rapidly growing health care industries will result in fast employment growth for the occupation.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Biological and Health Sciences Division

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

Valores
USD $415 per credit hour for Summer; USD $425.50 per credit hour for Fall; USD $415 per credit hour for Spring
Data de início

Esperado Janeiro, Agosto 2021

Localização

Lakeshore Campus

33 N. Genesee Street,

WAUKEGAN,

Illinois,

60085, United States

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Students under age 18 or who are currently attending high school must submit the Secondary School. English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Computer-based test: Score of 197 or above, Paper based test: Score of 527 or above, or Internet-based score of 71 or above. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Format: score of 6.0 or above. ELS Language Centers and ELS Educational Services, Academic Report: completing Level 112.

Para estudantes internacionais

Student must be at least 17 years old. They must have Official English-translated diploma or certificate to show proof of successful completion of high school; or secondary exam certificate results.

Other English language requirements:

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Format: score of 6.0 or above

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

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