Medical Assisting

VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department offers training courses in Medical Assisting. Medical assistants keep offices running smoothly by assisting with patient check in, x-rays, and medical files.

VC’s 11-week medical assisting training course will help you acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to function safely in a medical office/clinic environment where certification is not required.

Curriculum incorporates class lab activities and clinical practice in a medical office/clinic setting.

Coursework includes:

  • Introduction to health care system
  • Professional growth
  • Communication
  • Ethical/legal issues
  • Clerical office skills
  • General office management
  • Personnel management
  • Patient records management
  • Insurance processing
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Assisting with physical exam
  • Performing minor laboratory procedures
  • Handling medical office emergencies
  • Defining terms related to ICD-9 and CPT coding
  • Utilizing guidelines to apply codes to selected insurance forms
  • Describing process for coding as it relates to reimbursement of medical services

Learn more about medical assisting training and other Healthcare Professions training courses offered through VC's Workforce & Continuing Education Department.

 

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