2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Medical Assistant Certificate

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The Medical Assistant certificate program prepares students for employment in health care offices including primary care and specialty physicians' offices, ambulatory care, and urgent care facilities.

Credit Hours Required: 28

Note: Students completing the Medical Assistant certificate program are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

Note: Biology course must be completed within the last ten years.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Utilize medical records while upholding HIPAA regulations.
  2. Demonstrate administrative and clinical skills.
  3. Assist the health care provider in delivering care to clients with multiple health care needs.
  4. Identify legal and ethical issues in healthcare.
  5. Explain the structure and function of the body system.
  6. Apply therapeutic communication skills with health care professionals and patients.