The ability to work well with people, be well organized, and be emphatic in dealing with patients are essential qualities in a medical assistant. The Medical Assisting program at Cañada is designed to provide the finest training and experience available. Through the expertise of a talented faculty and exposure to professionals in the field, students can expect to learn administrative duties such as medical/financial records management, medical report transcription, patient appointment scheduling, and clinical duties including preparation of patients for examination, assistance with minor surgery, giving injections, and operating electrocardiographs.
|Complete Core Courses, 35 units||Units|
|BIOL 130||Human Biology||3 units|
|MEDA 100||Introduction to Medical Assisting||3 units|
|MEDA 110||Medical Terminology||3 units|
|MEDA 115||Introduction to Electronic Health Record||3 units|
|MEDA 120||Clinical Procedures I||4 units|
|MEDA 121||Clinical Procedures II||4 units|
|MEDA 140||Implementation of Electronic Health Record||3 units|
|MEDA 150||Medical Office Procedures||3 units|
|MEDA 160||Medical Insurance Procedures||3 units|
|MEDA 190||Introduction to Pharmacology||3 units|
|MEDA 672||Cooperative Education: Internship||3 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.