CUW's Medical Assistant Certificate program is providing the help for those who want to help others.
Are you thinking about becoming a Medical Assistant?
As America’s population continues to grow and people are living longer, the increased demand for care for our growing and aging population is also on the rise. The need for professionals, such as medical assistants, in healthcare continues to escalate. Concordia University offers the Medical Assistant Certificate program. This program is available to our adult learners.
Are you new to the medical field?
Students who pursue the Medical Assistant Certificate program haven’t always worked in the medical field previously. In fact, 85 percent of students joining the Medical Assistant program are looking for a new career path! With a passion to help others, Medical Assistant students and graduates are dedicated servant leaders with an inherent passion to help others.
Medical Assistant Certificate
- The Medical Assistant Certificate program is 42 credits.
- You can complete this program at Concordia’s Beloit or Miller Park Way centers.
- This is a 15-month program.
In this program, you’ll attend courses one day per week, with each course lasting for six weeks. You’ll be placed in a cohort of students who move together through the program. When you complete a course, you’ll start immediately on your next course the following week.
Medical Assistant Practicum
You get to put your education to work during the last six weeks of the program. The practicum exists to help you get the hands-on experience you need in a real-life medical setting. Many students are offered full-time careers at these sites after they demonstrate their medical assistant knowledge.
Our program graduates typically move on to work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, or specialty clinics that include Pediatrics, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Urgent Care, or OB. As a medical assistant, you’ll be qualified to work at an insurance company as well.
The Medical Assistant Curriculum
When it comes to coursework, there are three main procedures you’ll learn: clinical, laboratory, and administrative.
Other topics of study include:
- Recording patients’ medical history, vital statistics, and test results in the patients’ medical records.
- Preparing treatment rooms for patient examinations and keeping the treatment rooms neat and clean.
- Interviewing patients to obtain medication information.
- Handling basic medical coding for insurance claims.
- Administering medication and assisting with minor office surgery.
Since Concordia University is a faith-based university, you’ll learn how to demonstrate and understand the ethical responsibilities in the healthcare field from a Christian perspective.
Want to know more about Concordia’s Medical Assistant Certificate program?
To find out more about Concordia’s Medical Assistant Certificate program, contact Kathleen Siedenburg at the Beloit Center at 262-243-1866 or Kathleen.Siedenburg@cuw.edu or Nick DeLeon at the Miller Park Way Center at 414-647-2523 or Nicholas.DeLeon@cuw.edu.
This post was originally published on July 25, 2019, and it has been updated to reflect current information.
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