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Medical Assistant Specialized Diploma

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania | Northampton Community College- Bethlehem (ETPP) | ID: 140934


3835 GREEN POND RD BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania 18020-7568
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Classroom Training
Medical Assistant
Employment Skill Gain
Postsecondary Diploma
$9,253.00 - $16,291.00

Description of Training Provider

Northampton Area Community College is a Pennsylvania Community College accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For the past 50 years NCC has been offering short- term certificates and diplomas and Associate's Degrees in over 100 pr

Program Description

The Medical Assistant Specialized Diploma program is designed to prepare the entry level Medical Assistant for employment in a physician practice office setting, performing basic clerical and clinical skills. Students will learn clerical skill such as keyboarding and the fundamentals health care reimbursement. Clinical skills include: history taking, vital sign measurement, documenting on the patient record, medication administration, phlebotomy and EKGs. After completing the program, students can sit for the Registered Medical Assistant American Medical Technologist (RMA-AMT) Certification Exam.

Skills & Competencies

Graduates of the program will: Demonstrate an understanding of basic human biology and medical terminology as they relate to the role of the medical assistant. Perform the administrative, clerical, and clinical competencies of the medical assistant role. Demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical responsibilities of the medical assistant. Function as an assistant to the physician or health care professional in the medical office setting. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in the medical assistant role. Integrate biopsychosocial principles in delivering care to patients and in performing the medical assistant role.

Additional Information

  • High School Diploma or Its Equivalent
  • 37 hours/52 weeks
  • 319092 - Medical Assistants
  • 07/31/2020
  • Full Time, Part Time, Daytime

Service Costs


Performance Measures

Of those individuals who completed this course/program,
100% earned a post-secondary credential.
100% were employed within six months after completing training.