The Medical Assistant program offers students a broad foundation in basic medical assisting skills, including a period of practical experience in a medical facility working under the supervision of clinical personnel and the medical assistant program coordinator. Students? training will include clinical, laboratory, and medical office procedures courses necessary to become a successful medical assistant. The distinguishing feature of this curriculum is that it also incorporates the administrative medical skills necessary for skilled office workers. Students in the medical assistant program also learn basic accounting procedures and computer skills. They will be able to create, interpret, and manage records, and to compute and analyze healthcare data.