About this course
The Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree is a competency-based program designed to provide for development of knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment in healthcare, business, industry, or government environments. It is designed for those seeking entry-level employment and those currently employed who are seeking promotion. Hallmark University’s Medical Assistant curriculum includes Arts and Sciences courses, applied Arts and Sciences courses in computer technology, and occupational training courses in the clinical, laboratory, and medical office procedures necessary to become a successful medical assistant.
The student will demonstrate proper venipuncture and skin puncture technique; demonstrate compliance with universal precautions and OSHA guidelines and properly perform hematocrit and glucose monitoring with a blood glucose meter. The student will properly label and handle all biological specimens and perform 12-lead electrocardiography. However, the distinguishing feature of this curriculum is that it also incorporates the administrative medical skills necessary for skilled medical office workers. They also will be able to create, interpret, and manage records, identify medical and pharmacological terms, identify health systems to include accreditation and regulations, compute and analyze healthcare data, identify and use appropriate procedure codes, and use payment and reimbursement methods.
Our programs use industry specific equipment and software. We provide over 700 hours of medical instruction and clinical training plus computer instruction involving medical office management and electronic medical record system software.
Career opportunity possibilities include medical assistant, administrative medical assistant, medical office manager, medical billing specialist, medical records specialist, coding specialist, intake specialist, insurance specialist, or medical secretary. Students completing this program may find employment in medical offices/clinics, insurance companies, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, social service organizations and other business office environments. This program will prepare the graduate to sit for national certification exams: RMA as well as the ECG Technician Certification (CET) through the National Healthcareer Association.