THE CNI MEDICAL ASSISTANT SCHOOL ADVANTAGE:
Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Eligible to be Certified by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Rewarding Career with Opportunities for Advancement in an Innovative Industry with Flexible Hours
Graduate with a Vast Knowledge of the Medical Assisting Field with Hands-On Training in about 10 Months.
Train for a Career at CNI College Medical Assistant School Located in Orange County
Medical assisting is a great career for those who want to work with people in an exciting and varied work environment.
CNI’s Medical Assistant School in Orange County, California provides students the knowledge and hands-on training needed to excel in the medical assisting field.
Preparation for your career as a medical assistant starts today by calling 1-800-219-0634 or by filling out the form located in the upper right hand side of the page.
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Why Choose CNI College's Medical Assisting Program?
- CNI College's medical assistant curriculum addresses the competencies of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or American Medical Technologists (AMT) exams.
- Network with others interested in entering and growing in the medical field.
- Graduate with vast knowledge in the medical assisting field in about 10 months.
- Utilize several interactive resources designed to help you excel in the medical assisting field.
Why Become a Medical Assistant?
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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 34% from 2008 – 2018. 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 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.
ABHES (Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools) accredited, CNI Medical Assistant School enhances the credentialing eligibility, prestige and legitimacy, and the opportunity for enhancement for graduates from the medical assistant program.
CNI College has been serving Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties since 1994. Start your career as a medical assistant by calling 1-800-219-0634 now or submitting your information in the form located in the upper right side of page.
*CNI College does not guarantee employment.
What is a medical assistant?
A medical assistant works in a physician's or other health practitioner's office and is considered an indispensable force. A medical assistant performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks, ranging from administrative duties such as answering phones, greeting patients, and filling out forms and filing, to practitioner support such as preparing patients and rooms for exams, sterilizing medical instruments, recording vital signs, collecting and preparing lab specimens, and disposing of contaminated supplies. Strong people and organizational skills are essential for someone interested in a medical assistant job, since medical assistants must often work in a customer service capacity. Medical assistants often serve as a link between patients and medical practitioners, handling correspondence and scheduling appointments.
What are the working conditions for a medical assistant?
A medical assistant works in a clean, well-lighted environment and continually interacts with other people. A medical assistant may decide to stick to general practice in general medical and surgical hospitals or specialize in podiatric, optometric, or ophthalmic capabilities, to name a few. Depending on the health practitioner's office hours and clinical scope, a medical assistant may work full-time, part-time, evenings, or weekends, but most work 40 hours a week.
Is medical assisting a growing career field?
According to the California Employment Development Department, medical assistant employment is projected to grow 39.1% in Orange County from 2006-2016. Medical assistants will continue to be in high demand, particularly for those with formal medical assistant training and certification. Demand for medical assistants continues to grow, especially in the United States where many doctor's offices are relying more heavily on medical assistants to perform basic tasks, due to the nursing shortage.
Do medical assistants need to be licensed or certified?
In the state of California, medical assistants are not required to be licensed or certified, however, having a certification that is recognized by the Medical Board of California is looked favorably upon by potential employers. The Medical Board of California recognizes California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), and Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certifications. In 10 months, the CNI Medical Assistant Training courses prepare students - with extensive medical assisting course training in clinical procedures, medical office procedures, lab techniques, medical terminology and a clinical externship - to gain the knowledge to take these certification exams.
Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks in physician, chiropractor, podiatrist, and other health practitioner offices. Working as a medical assistant is different from a physician assistant, who under the direct supervision of a physician is qualified to examine, diagnose, and treat patients. Duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, and also depend on the size and location of the practice and the practitioner's specialty. Medical assistants employed in small practices may handle both administrative and clinical duties and report directly to an office manager, physician, chiropractor, or other health practitioner. Medical assistants in large practices are more likely to specialize in a particular medical or healthcare area, under the supervision of a department administrator. Medical assistants who perform administrative tasks typically update and file patients' medical records, fill out insurance forms, and arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services. They also perform tasks less specific to medical settings, such as handling billing and bookkeeping, handling correspondence, greeting patients, answering telephones, and scheduling appointments. Depending on state law, clinical medical assistants' duties may vary. Taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting physicians during examinations are some common tasks. Clinical medical assistants may also collect and prepare laboratory specimens and sometimes perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments.
Work with people
Room for growth in the medical field
Exciting and varied work environment
Learn the latest medical technologies
Employment opportunities in doctors' offices, physical therapy offices, hospital admitting, and medical laboratories
Perform both front and back office duties
|Title||Course Number||Theory||Lab||Clinical||Outside Class||Total Hours||Credit Hours|
|Introduction to Medical Assisting||MA 101||20||60||0||20||100||3|
|Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology||MA 201||20||60||0||20||100||3|
|Office Environment Safety, Infection Control and Laboratory||MA 301||20||60||0||20||100||3|
|Systems Control and Senses||MA 401||20||60||0||20||100||3|
|Financial Management||MA 501||20||60||0||20||100||3|
|Clinical Medical Assisting Duties||MA 601||20||60||0||20||100||3|
|Pharmacology and Office Emergencies||MA 701||20||60||0||20||100||3|
|Clinical Externship||MA 801||0||0||160||40||200||3.5|
This medical assistant training course will introduce the students to the history and practice of medicine. It will present the basic concepts of medical law and ethics, communications (verbal and nonverbal and written), and telephone techniques. The module also covers the different aspects associated with medical assisting which includes the description of the office facilities, equipment and supplies, patient reception, appointment scheduling, managing medical records and medical office management. In addition, the module presents professionalism by describing the concepts of making a commitment to your job.MA 201 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
This course covers the introduction to anatomy and physiology, including the organizational levels of the body and medical terminology. The course also presents the definition of anatomical position, as well as the terms of body positions, body planes, directional terms, body cavities, quadrants and body regions. The module provides the concepts of the skeletal and muscular systems; their structures, functions and common disorders. It will also present the basic drugs/agents, diagnostic and lab tests associated with the musculoskeletal system. Word building skills will be incorporated within the module. Concepts of professionalism, discussing the personal traits of the health care professional is also presented. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.MA 301 - Office Environment Safety, Infection Control and Laboratory
This course covers the concepts relating to the office environment safety and measures that includes discussion of bloodborne pathogens, universal precautions, proper body mechanics and quality assurance. The CNI Medical Assistant School module further presents concepts of infection control and clinical laboratory. Lymphatic and immune systems are also discussed. Concepts of professionalism relating to working with others will be described. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.MA 401 - Systems Control and Senses
This course presents the concepts of the nervous and integumentary systems, as well as the eye and ear. The module covers the systems' structures and functions, common disorders, drugs/agents, diagnostic and lab tests. Word building skills will be incorporated throughout the course. Additional topics for this module are psychology and patient education. Concepts of professionalism, discussing the "professionalism and your personal life" is also presented. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.MA 501 - Financial Management
This medical assistant training module covers the concepts of financial management, medical insurance, types and claims. The course further presents the concepts of medical coding, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the digestive and urinary systems. Concepts of professionalism relating to the practicum experience will be described. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.MA 601 - Clinical Medical Assisting Duties
This module covers the concepts of clinical medical assisting duties as they relate to vital signs, physical examinations, medical specialties and their relationship to lifespan, and nutrition. The course also presents concepts and information related to the study of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Concepts of professionalism relating to career planning and employment will also be discussed. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.MA 701 - Pharmacology and Office Emergencies
This module covers the concepts of pharmacology and office emergencies. This module also presents the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine and reproductive systems. Review of professionalism, as well as the forms associated with preparation for employment will be discussed. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.MA 801 - Clinical Externship
Satisfactory completion of all subject areas in compliance with established CNI College standards. On-site evaluation of skills will be performed by the physician and/or office manager in the medical facility.