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Medical Assisting Course Description

The Medical Assisting program is designed for seniors to prepare students for a career as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team within an outpatient care setting. Students develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level administrative and clinical procedures. Students will learn patient care techniques and functional anatomy and physiology with medical terminology along with some diagnostic and specialty procedures. The position of an MA in the workplace focuses on the medical care of the patient, as well as the administrative work which differs from a CNA as a CNA tends to take the role of caregiver to patients as well as help patients with medical needs. CNA’s often serve patients who need long term care and in need of help with basic hygiene maintenance. A CNA will also will tend to all bedside care of the elderly and can work in hospitals and nursing homes. MA’s will administer injections, medications, and take the patient’s health information. MA’s will often perform office tasks as well as medical. They may gather patient’s information as they check in to be seen, and collect all insurance information from the patient. Dual credit pending with Joliet Junior College.  Certification may include: American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR.

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Wilco Area Career Center 500 Wilco Blvd Romeoville, IL  60446


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