The Medical Administrative Assisting Program includes two broad aspects. The first encompasses secretarial skills, manual office systems, and an introduction to microcomputers. This phase of the program includes; medical law and ethics, medical terminology used in professional practice, essential office skills, and areas of medicine critical to office practice. The second phase of the program teaches the knowledge and skills to master computer software and systems commonly used in medical practice. The student will develop proficiency in word processing, accounting methods, spreadsheets, and database management. Graduates of this program are prepared to manage manual and automated front office operations for single and multilevel practices. Students also learn the administrative assisting skills that will make them valuable members of any office team and will allow them flexibility to work in a variety of office operations in health care or business settings. Upon completion of classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 240-hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other approved medical/health care facility.
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