Medical Assisting/Patient Services Technician

If working in the medical field is a dream of yours, the Medical Assisting training program at Stellar Career College is a great place to get started. In this program, you can prepare to work along side physicians and other healthcare professionals in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

Medical Assistants assist the physicians and nurses with examining and treating patients. The objective of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work at an entry-level position at a medical facility. The program provides the knowledge and skills in the structure and systems of the human body, procedures to assist the nurses and physicians, injections, vein-punctures, and emergency procedures, including EKG rhythm recognition. In addition to clinical skills, the program also trains medical assistants to be able to perform the administrative as well as patient support services functions that keep a medical practice operating, including such skills as telephone techniques, written communications, scheduling, referrals, ordering supplies, controlling inventory, and maintaining records. Upon successful completion of the program a diploma awarded.

Seating is very limited. Give us a call at 209-545-5200 and we will help you get started and on your way to a new career in healthcare.
    • Program duration is 36 weeks for part time students. Currently offered from 8:00am to 12:35pm, Monday through Thursday on campus.
    • Gain real-world experience through training and externship.
    • Hands-on, instructor-led didactic  training in the college lab including 200 hours of clinical externship.
    • Class sizes are typically less that 15 students.
    • Unlimited tutoring

As a graduate from our program you will have learned medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, disease processes,  customer service skills, as well as a variety routine medical procedures. You will also be prepared for the reputable Medical Assistant certification from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certifying agency.

Graduates of  our Medical Assisting/Patient Services Technician program are qualified and encouraged to take the national certification examination. Tuition includes a prep course and one exam attempt fee for the National Certified   Electrocardiograph Technician        (NCET) certificate and National Certified Medical Assisting certificate (NCMA).

For more information, please visit the National Center for Competency Testing at www.ncctinc.com/certifications.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • List professional qualities of a medical assistant and their scope of practice
  • Describe components of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Identify the components that create the structure of medical terms.
  • Explain the process of screening patients to their level of care.
  • List average vital sign ranges and recognize abnormalities related to all vital signs.
  • List CLIA-waived tests that are associated with common diseases.
  • Describe the process of capillary puncture.
  • Identify common sites and different methods for venipuncture.
  • Explain the proper order of draw using blood collection tubes.
  • Explain what wave patterns are on the ECG and recognize basic rhythms.
  • Describe how a normal vs. an abnormal ECG would appear.
  • Describe equations and conversions used to calculate medication dosages.
  • Identify symbols and abbreviations used in the medical profession.
  • Compare prescription and nonprescription drugs.
  • Identify common routes and methods of drug administration and related safety precautions.
  • Identify and explain professional skills related to the workplace.
  • Describe why critical thinking skills are important for patient care.
  • Explain why teamwork is important in a workplace setting.
  • Explain how lifelong learning is a component of professionalism.

As a graduate from Stellar Career College’s Medical Assistant program, you will be qualified to work in a variety of healthcare environments, including private medical offices, physician offices, and health clinics.

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