Medical Assisting : Emily Griffith Technical College

Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants (MAs) perform both administrative and clinical duties, including maintaining patient records, coding insurance forms, arranging hospital admissions and laboratory services, taking medical histories, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, and taking vital signs.

You’ll complete a 200-hour clinical internship in a real-world medical setting, such as a doctor’s office or ambulatory care center to prepare for this in-demand career.

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

Graduates use their certificate to work as Medical Assistants in:

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

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All programs in the College of Health, Sciences and Administration require a criminal background check, a drug test and proof of vaccinations. Click here for a full list of disqualifying offenses.
Health & Wellness
$5,799
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program
6 Months
Program length
8/22/2022
Next Start Date
8/23/22
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

HPR 1002 Health Career Opt & Readines

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: 12/12/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
HPR 1002 Health Career Opt & Readines

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: 12/12/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
HPR 1008 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: 04/17/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
HPR 1008 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: 04/18/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
HPR 1040 Comprehensive Medical Terminology

Provides an in-depth study of the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining common prefixes, roots and suffixes. This course includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures, and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting.

Start Date: 08/24/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
HPR 1040 Comprehensive Medical Terminology

Provides an in-depth study of the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining common prefixes, roots and suffixes. This course includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures, and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting.

Start Date: 08/25/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 1010 Medical Office Administration

Introduces the administrative duties specifically used in medical offices.

Start Date: 01/04/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 1010 Medical Office Administration

Introduces the administrative duties specifically used in medical offices.

Start Date: 01/05/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 1083 Medical Assistant Internship

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.

Start Date: 05/15/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 1083 Medical Assistant Internship

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.

Start Date: 05/16/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 2038 Medical Assisting Laboratory

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

Start Date: 01/04/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 2038 Medical Assisting Laboratory

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

Start Date: 01/05/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 2040 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: 01/09/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 2040 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: 01/10/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 2069 Review for Medical Assistant National 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: 12/12/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MAP 2069 Review for Medical Assistant National 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: 12/12/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1025 Basic Medical Sciences I

Introduces the anatomy, 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 to the medical office technology personnel.

Start Date: 08/24/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1025 Basic Medical Sciences I

Introduces the anatomy, 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 to the medical office technology personnel.

Start Date: 08/25/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1026 Basic Medical Sciences II

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

Start Date: 10/05/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1026 Basic Medical Sciences II

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

Start Date: 10/06/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1027 Basic Medical Sciences III

Introduces the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and drug therapy of the renal, reproductive, neurological, and endocrine systems. The scope of material is limited for the medical office technology personnel.

Start Date: 11/14/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1027 Basic Medical Sciences III

Introduces the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and drug therapy of the renal, reproductive, neurological, and endocrine systems. The scope of material is limited for the medical office technology personnel.

Start Date: 11/15/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1036 Introduction to Clinical Skills

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

Start Date: 08/22/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1036 Introduction to Clinical Skills

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

Start Date: 08/23/2022
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1040 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: 01/09/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
MOT 1040 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: 01/10/2023
Instructor: Elisabeth Churchillfantz
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