Perform administrative tasks in the ambulatory care setting.
Explain general office policies and establish and maintain patient records.
Perform clinical tasks in the ambulatory care setting.
Communicate (written, verbal and nonverbal) effectively with diverse patients and staff about patient instructions, community resources and health maintenance and disease prevention.
Apply medico-legal knowledge to identify and respond to issues of confidentiality.
Perform and document within legal and ethical boundaries.
Identify and model professional conduct and appearance in specific, multicultural workplace settings.
Basic keyboarding knowledge recommended.
Some classes have entry requirements not listed here.
This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
Students must achieve a 2.0 GPA in all HEAL courses and pass required competencies to graduate with their MA certificate.
The MA certificate and AAS degree emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.
Students attending only in the evening must remember it is likely to take more than two years to complete program.
Program graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam. (See Medical Assistant program accreditation statement in the college catalog.highline.edu/content.php)
Medical Assistant students: Agencies may require you to complete a criminal background check prior to being offered an internship or employment.