New Medical Assistant Certificate Program Being Offered at GSC
The new Medical Assistant Certificate program begins Fall, 2018. The program is a 12-18 month course of study designed to prepare competent entry level medical assistants in cognitive, (knowledge), psychomotor, (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. The United States Bureau of labor statistics predicts strong growth for medical assistants nationally through 2024. Previously, medical assistants required a high school diploma and were trained on the job. Recent changes in healthcare law are increasing the demand for credentialed Medical Assistants that work closely with doctors and nurse practitioners in primary care facilities. The MA program also is designed to give options to students who want to grow beyond the initial MA certificate as the curriculum of study overlaps into the Associate of Science in Health Science (ASHS) and Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) programs.
The Medical Assistant Certificate consists of 35 credit hours. The first 32 credit hours will be delivered by lecture, laboratory, online hybrid, and simulation methodologies. The remaining 3 credits will be earned by completion of 160-hour unpaid externship. Upon completion of the program, the student is prepared to seek certification through nationally recognized agencies. The College recommends that students pursue the Register Medical Assistant examination (RMA) offered through the American Medical Technologist certification agency. For more information on the program contact Admissions: 513-862-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org