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The Medical Assistant program at Vantage College prepares you to sit for five different certifications:
NCMA – National Certified Medical Assistant
NCPT – National Certified Phlebotomy Technician
NCICS – National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist
NCMOA – National Certified Medical Office Assistant (Optional)
NCET – National Certified ECG Technician (Optional)
The program involves the study of the structure and function of the body’s systems. Students also study: medical terminology, diagnostics, therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping, accounting and the processing of health insurance claims.
Among those dependent on Medical Assistants for their front and back office skills are: physicians, ambulatory care centers, clinics, hospitals, urgent care centers, nursing homes, medical supply companies, home health agencies, insurance providers, blood donation centers, pharmaceutical companies and offices of other healthcare practitioners such as optometrists and dentists.
The Medical Assistant certificate allows the graduate to fill various entry level positions, such as: medical, administrative or clinical assistant; medical receptionist; medical insurance biller; and medical records manager. Graduates find jobs as medical assistants, medical office assistants, medical laboratory assistants, receptionists and medical insurance clerks.