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Medical/Clinical Assistant Certificate


Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 1 Semester
Award: Certificate


Completed Online: Both
Completed in the Evenings: Day
Pathway: Career Path
Career Cluster: Health and Sciences
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

The Medical/Clinical Assistant Certificate program of study prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties, including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of first aid. This program includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical ethics, patient communications, medical office procedures, and clinical diagnostic, testing and treatment procedures. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.

Career Information

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform medical clinical duties.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional and eithical behavior.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate using basic and therapeutic techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately perform meical administrative duties.

INFORMATION

* Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa