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.
Medical Assisting (AS) Requirements
|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.