WHY CHOOSE CNI COLLEGE’S MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM?
The Medical Assistant Diploma Program prepares students for entry-level positions in both administrative and clinical health care environments. It is designed to prepare adult learners to meet the requirements for employment in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and other health care environments requiring skills in medical office procedures and clinical assisting.
The program is intended for those applicants who desire a career in health services, either at the paraprofessional level or those who intend for the program to be the first step in a medical assisting career education master plan: Medical Biller/Coder; Medical Office Receptionist; Medical Administrative Assistant; Patient Care Assistant; Rehabilitation Aide; or Medical Secretary.
Emphasis is placed on the development of competencies associated with human relations, communications, critical thinking and problem solving. Practical skills as well as the complex interactions of the medical paraprofessional with the patient’s family and friends are also emphasized.
Since the format is competency based, CNI College employs instructional methods that incorporate adult lifelong learning theory and promotes lifelong learning. Learners are exposed to a variety of techniques designed to enhance retention of new learning.
The length of the Medical Assistant Training Program is 900 clock hours, represented by 24.5 credit units. The clinical aspect of the program includes 160-hour externship.
CNI College’s Medical Assistant Program is:
Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
Join the Dynamic Field of Medical Assisting
Medical assisting is a great career for those who want to work with people in an exciting and varied work environment. In this hands-on medical field, medical assistants help keep physician, chiropractor, podiatrist, and other health practitioner offices running smoothly by performing administrative and clinical tasks – including but not limited to updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, taking medical histories and recording vital signs, and assisting physicians during examinations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 29% from 2012 – 2022. There will be an increased need for medical assistants, as conditions such as obesity and diabetes continue to prevail, and as the healthcare industry broadens, due to technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population. In addition, as the United States experiences a nursing shortage, doctor’s offices will rely more heavily on medical assistants.
CNI’s healthcare college in Orange County, California provides students the knowledge and hands-on training needed to excel in the medical assisting field. Our medical assistant courses discuss the competencies of the American Association of Medical Assistants certification exam or American Medical Technologists certification exam, which students are eligible to take after graduation. Students also learn the latest medical technologies from dedicated CNI College faculty and staff.
CNI College has been serving Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties since 1994. Start your career as a medical assistant by calling (888) 976-5120 now or submitting your information in the form located in the upper right side of page.
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*CNI College does not guarantee employment.
**Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics