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Medical Assistant

Program Guide

Fall 2018 Schedule

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Supply List

Gainful Employment
Medical Assistant Job Shadow Guidelines  Medical Assistant Confidentiality Agreement

Medical Assistant Job Shadow Observation Report

Medical Assistant Info Letter 
TB Test Form

The Program

Medical assistants perform tasks to help keep the offices of physicians, and other health practitioners, laboratories, clinics, hospitals, surgery centers, and other organizations such as American Red Cross Blood Banks running smoothly.

They can perform administrative tasks like updating and filing medical records and arranging for hospital admissions as well as other general office procedures like managing multi-line phones and patient waiting room.

Common clinical tasks also include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examinations, collecting specimens and performing basic laboratory tests, and sterilizing medical instruments. They instruct patients about medications and diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, give shots, remove sutures, and change dressings.

Institutional Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically.
2.  Demonstrate proficiency in technical program learning outcomes.
3.  Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
4.  Develop positive work habits and interpersonal skills needed for employment.




Program Outcomes

1. Communicate effectively nonverbally, orally, and in writing.
2.  Provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights.
3.  Demonstrate quality control and safety measures.
4.  Perform medical and business practices.
5. Demonstrate competency in performing medical assistant clinical procedures.
6. Demonstrate competency in performing medical assistant administrative  procedures.
7. Apply legal and ethical standards in decision making.
8. Demonstrate understanding of basic anatomy and physiology knowledge.
9. Demonstrate competency in using medical terminology.
10. Identify and comply with principles of aseptic techniques and infection control.
11. Apply basic pharmacological principles.
12. Demonstrate effective task management, organization skills, and employability skills.










Physical Requirements / Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a student to successfully perform the essential functions of working in this field. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this program, students are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear; both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms. Modafinil can buy purchased from this Modafinil Online 247 website where you can buy Modafinil Online or offline The student is occasionally requried to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The student must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this field include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Program Length

9 Months


Julie Allen, B.S. H.M., R.N., R.M.A.

Expected Starting Salary

$29,000 - $35,000

Career Opportunities


Emergency Clinics



Specialty Doctors Offices

Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.


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