Program Goals and Outcomes

Medical assistant diploma goals and outcomes

The online Medical Assistant Training Program can help students prepare for work in physician's offices, outpatient clinics, and urgent care facilities. The program also can help students prepare to sit for industry certification, including the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam offered through NHA - the cost of which is included in your tuition.

Medical Assistant

Career Diploma 8-12 mo As low as $59/mo
800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

To provide students with the concepts and skills to gain employment in an outpatient setting. Students will be prepared to perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a physician, mid-level provider, or licensed nurse.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Explain the role, responsibilities, scope of practice, standards of care, and credentials of medical assistants
  • Using correct terminology, differentiate among the structures and their functions within the six levels of structural organization of the human body
  • Identify etiology, processes, symptoms, and treatments for common diseases
  • Apply ethical standards and legal responsibilities, including those related to the confidentiality of personal health information, to patient care
  • Describe basic medical administrative tasks using electronic medical record software
  • Perform clinical and laboratory procedures applicable to the role of a medical assistant in medical office and laboratory settings
  • Perform administrative duties applicable to the role of a medical assistant in medical office and laboratory settings

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