The medical assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in physician’s offices and other outpatient settings. The medical assistant performs administrative, clinical, and laboratory roles. The medical assistant, a liaison between doctor and patient, is of vital importance to the success of the medical practice.
This certificate program prepares the student to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) - Allied Health Professionals Certification Examination for Registered Medical Assistant. AMT issues national certification and maintains a registry of its certificate holders. This certification requires a minimum of 720 clock hours (or equivalent) of training in Medical Assisting skills (including a clinical externship).