Program Overview

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.

Program Requirements

Major: Core and Selective 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
Total Required Units: 35

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http://www.canadacollege.edu/degrees/geprograms/medicalassisting.html