Medical Assisting

  • Student practices taking vitals on another student.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State

    Through extensive hands-on instruction, students will acquire skills to assist doctors in all phases of medicine and skills needed for medical and allied health careers. They will learn vital signs, blood pressure, infection control, instrument and tray set ups, professional communication, law and ethics. They will also learn to use computerized EKG machines, specimen collection, urology testing and throat culture. Computer applications are also part of the curriculum.
    Potential Medical Assistants Will Learn Skills Such As:

    • Conducting hearing and vision screenings
    • Performing allergy tests and immunization 
    • Preparing and administering oral and injectable medications
    • Assisting in physical and gynecology exams
    • Instrument identification
    • Capillary puncture
    • EKG 
    They Will Be Instructed in:
    • 21st century healthcare
    • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition
    • Medical terminology
    • Human growth and development
    • CPR, first aid and emergency preparedness
    • Sterilization of instruments
    • Patient preparation
    • Medical specialties
    • Diagnostic imaging
    • Pharmacology
  • Career Opportunities 

    Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. today. With the increasing demand for healthcare and the growing changes in the medical field, the role of the medical assistant has expanded and is in high demand. Students who complete this course will be qualified to work in a variety of entry level positions, such as clinics, emergency care centers, health centers, hospitals, physician’s offices, medical labs, public health systems, schools and blood banks.

    At the end of the second year of this program, qualified students in good standing have the opportunity to sit for the Certified Health Professionals National Certification in Medical Assisting. Those who pass and graduate from high school will receive their certification in medical assisting. This course offers an excellent foundation for college-bound students interested in health careers such as Pre-Med, Scientific or Medical Research, Physician’s Assistant, Nursing, Medical Tech, EMT, Pharmacology, Respiratory Therapy, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Lab Technology, X-ray Tech, Sonography, and Medical Office Administration. Typical job titles in this field include Medical Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Office Assistant, lCD-9-CPT Coder, Medical Biller and Ward Clerk.

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    Upon completion of the required training and exams, students will have the opportunity to be certified in CPR, Heart Saver/First Aid through the American Heart Association.

    College Agreements
    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    • Monroe College
    Work Experience Opportunities:
    Students who reach all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships, or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:
    • Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC)
    • RSC Cardiology/North Shore LlJ 
    • Winthrop University Hospital 
    • Various doctors' offices
    • Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong science background with above-average academic skills.  A background check may be required for internship settings.
    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following: 

    0.5 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   Science 
    1.0 credit   English
    0.5 credit   Health
    1.0 credit   Math–Specialized

    Note: In the 2nd year, students must wear uniforms and complete physical exams before participating in required clinical rotations.

    This course is certified by New York State
    This course supports New York State CDOS Credential requirements.
    This course qualifies for the CTE 4+1 Pathway

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