The Baker College Medical Assistant Certificate program is a one-year program designed to prepare entry-level medical assistants to assist with administrative procedures in clinics, in medical offices or in other outpatient medical settings, under the direction of a healthcare provider.
By combining both formal education and practical experience, you will receive the knowledge and skills required to perform patient assessments, administer injections, bill insurance companies and much more. This is an open enrollment program.
Medical assisting is a multiskilled allied health profession in which practitioners work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants function as members of the healthcare delivery team and perform administrative duties and clinical procedures. The practicum is an unpaid work experience.
The Baker College Medical Assistant Certificate program is a one-year, CAAHEP-accredited program consisting of 30 credit hours of medical assistant course requirements. Our curriculum includes basic clinical and administrative skills, dosage math and pharmacology and a 160-hour clinical.
I chose Baker because they had such a detailed, laid-out plan for me. It got me working as a nurse, and their goal is to see everyone off and working. Baker faculty are very prepared professionals. I felt like they set me up for success.
Graduates are encouraged to take the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) national certifying exam. Passing this exam entitles the candidate to the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential.
The mission of Baker College’s medical assistant program is to prepare students with the core knowledge and skills needed to provide professional care while performing administrative and clinical tasks in a healthcare setting.
The Medical Assistant Programs at the Cadillac and Owosso campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th Street N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709; Phone: (727) 210-2350, Fax: 727-210-2354; Web address: www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606-2930; Phone: 312-899-1500.
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Cadillac and Owosso. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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