Allied Health Graduates of the Medical Assistant program will be prepared to assist physicians in medical office examinations; perform basic laboratory skills and procedures; record, monitor and mount electrocardiograms. In the front office, the Medical Assistant will perform the administrative duties of the office including bookkeeping, record management, appointment scheduling, insurance, and medical practice management.
Since Medical Assistants are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures, they are capable of filling a variety of positions, including Medical Assistant, Clinical or Administrative Assistant and Medical Receptionist.
After completing the program, students possessing a high school diploma or GED are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) or the Registered Medical Assistant examination offered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), to become a Registered Medical Assistant.
Many programs offered at Tucson College include an externship at an approved site upon completion of the required coursework. The externship provides the student with an actual work environment in which to apply skills learned in the classroom.