Medical Assistant Technology

The Medical Assistant curriculum covers administrative duties including scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, performing secretarial skills, handling telephone calls and writing correspondence, serving as a liaison between the physician and other individuals, and managing practice finances. Clinical duties include preparing the patient for examination, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician, and performing electrocardiograms and basic radiography. The program offers both a certificate and an associate in applied science

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be in good standing with Gadsden State
  • Must maintain a C or better on all general and pre-MAT courses
  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA on general education courses
  • Must pass a criminal and consumer background check
  • Must pass a drug test
  • Must meet the essential functions required by the MAT program

Application opening date: December 1, 2022. Classes begin January 2023.

Medical Assistant Technology