About this course
The goal of WATC’s Medical Assistant program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavioral) learning domains. The Medical Assistant program provides the education and experience necessary to function in doctor’s offices and clinics under the supervision of a physician. Graduates perform front-office (administrative) and back-office (clinical) duties. Graduates of the program may take the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) national certification examination to become certified medical assistants. Students can round off their educational experience by completing additional courses for an associate of applied science degree. Students may request consideration for advanced placement by submitting an official transcript of coursework. This program does not offer credit for experiential learning.