Medical Assisting

Are you interested in both the clinical and administrative sides of healthcare? Are you interested in getting started in one of the fastest growing health care roles? Medical Assistants (MAs) are in high demand and you can get started on your certification today! 

What’s a medical assistant? Medical Assistants (MAs) are a relatively new role within the healthcare industry. MAs are trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties, including updating and filing patient medical records, coding and filling out insurance forms, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services, taking medical histories, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, taking vital signs, and administering medications as directed by a physician. 

In the Emily Griffith Medical Assisting program, you’ll learn how to perform most common clinical procedures as well as how to handle administrative duties. Plus, you’ll practice your skills in our on-site medical lab.

Get certified: Although certification is not currently required to work as a Medical Assistant, you’ll be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant Exam and practice your skills anywhere in the country! 

Clinical placement: Complete a clinical internship in a real-world medical setting, such as a doctor’s office or ambulatory care center. 

Facilities: Practice the skills you’ll need as an MA in Emily Griffith’s simulated medical lab.
Want more information? Get the Medical Assisting Program Flyer and the Medical Assisting Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Medical Assisting Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Medical Assisting program have gone on to work as MAs in:

  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Medical Offices
  • Outpatient Centers
  • Specialty Clinics

Many MAs go on to other roles in healthcare, including Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Physician’s Assistants (PA) and administrative roles. 

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6 Months
Full-time program length
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Course Information

Required Courses

HPR 104 Health Career Opt & Readiness

Discusses current market trends in the medical profession, professional opportunities, continuing education, and professional affiliations. Discussions regarding resumes, portfolios, letters of inquiry, and interviewing techniques, as well as job search information is provided. This course is primarily informational and provides information to the student about aspect of career choices.

Start Date: 10/15/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
HPR 106 Law & Ethics for Health Professions

Introduces student to the study and application medico-legal concepts in medical careers. This course seeks to establish a foundation for ethical behavior and decision making in health professions.

Start Date: 08/20/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
HPR 139 Medical Terminology

Discusses the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining prefixes, roots and suffixes. This class includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation and spelling of terms used in the healthcare setting.

Start Date: 08/20/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
HPR 208 Medical Record Terminology

Demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology with emphasis on combining complex prefixes, roots and suffixes. Course includes pathophysiology for major body systems. Course includes terms related to diagnostic tools per body system, as well as commonly used medical abbreviations. Course applies medical terminology knowledge in interpreting the medical record.

Start Date: 10/15/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration

Introduces the adminstrative duties specifically used in medical offices.

Start Date: 08/18/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 138 Medical Assisting Laboratory Skills

Introduces the student to basic routine laboratory skills and techniques for collection, handling, and examination of laboratory specimens often encountered in the ambulatory care setting.

Start Date: 08/19/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 140 Medical Assisting Clinical Skills

Provides hands on experience with clinical skills required in medical offices. Delivers theory and skills presentations allowing for students to properly demonstrate techniques for a variety of medical needs.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 189 Review - Medical Asst. Natl Exam

Prepares the candidate sitting for the National Registration/Certification examination for Medical Assistant through review and practice. These examinations are given with the intent of evaluating the competency of entry-level practitioners in Medical Assisting, supporting quality care in the office or clinic.

Start Date: 12/15/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 125 Basic Medical Sciences I

Introduces the anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and drug therapy of the immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. A discussion of pediatric implications as they relate to clinical physiology will also be covered. The scope of the material is limited for the medical office technology personnel.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 126 Intro to Clinical Skills

Provides hands on experience with the basic clinical skills required for assisting with patient care in an ambulatory setting.

Start Date: 08/18/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 130 Insurance Billing and Coding

Introduces outpatient coding services performed (CPT codes) Current Procedural Terminology correlating the diagnosis or signs & symptoms (ICD codes) International Classification of Diseases, establishing medical necessity required for third-party reimbursement.

Start Date: 11/12/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 133 Basic Medical Sciences II

Introduces the anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and drug therapy of the cardiovascular, respiratory, dermatology and senses systems. The scope of material is limited for the medical office technology personnel.

Start Date: 09/30/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 135 Basic Medical Sciences III

Teaches the anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and drug therapy of the Renal, Reproductive, Neurological, and Endocrine systems. Students may take MOT125, MOT 133 and MOT 135 in any order, but all three courses must be completed to meet the basic medical sciences requirement.

Start Date: 11/11/2020
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
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