Why Medical Assisting?
Our Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Medical Assisting is designed to prepare you for an entry-level career in the medical field, with courses in phlebotomy, medical billing, vital signs, medical records, pharmacology, and much more.
As part of your program, you’ll fulfill a clinical externship at an actual medical site. Don’t worry; we’ll make all the arrangements! This externship will provide you with valuable healthcare industry experience that you can put on your résumé!
Your coursework will help to prepare you to test for healthcare-related certifications, which add value to your degree. We’ll even cover the cost of certification–up to $500!1
Our Medical Assisting program focuses on the knowledge and skills you use every day as a Medical Assistant. You will learn how to:
- Complete patient histories
- Take and measure vital signs
- Give patients injections
- Perform basic laboratory procedures
- Complete general medical office procedures
- Demonstrate telephone and communication skills
We want to provide you with a positive college experience that includes “tools for success.” That’s why your enrollment includes a new laptop. It is yours to use in school and keep after graduation!
Sample Courses from the Medical Assisting Program
Here are several of the courses you may take during your Medical Assisting program.
Note: Courses are subject to change and vary by campus.
MED106 Vital Signs and Emergencies
Presents the proper way of taking patients' vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, temperature, height, and weight. Growth charting for children is also covered. CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Community First Aid and Safety are taught and certified through the American Heart Association.
The student will complete a 160-hour externship at an approved location, and will be supervised by the on-site professional(s) assigned and the college instructor. During the externship, the student gains proficiency to an employee-acceptable level in the Medical Assisting program. All hours are volunteered and no renumeration is allowed. (Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all core courses or with the consent of the Dean.)
Which Campuses Offer the Medical Assisting Program?
- West Haven (Ogden) , UT
- Online through our affiliated institution, Independence University.
Stevens-Henager College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
Medical Assisting Program Costs and Financial Aid
Some of our scholarship awards include:
- 2019 Build a Better Future Scholarship
- Academic Scholarship
- Career Success Grants
- Bachelor’s Upgrade Scholarship
- Master’s Upgrade Scholarship
- Family Grants
“I wanted to graduate ready for a career in a specific field as soon as possible. I wanted to be more marketable than the person next to me. Stevens-Henager was the answer for me.”
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