The Medical Assisting Program at Apollo Career Center is a full-time certificate program. The goal of the program is to provide a balanced clinical and administrative curriculum. This is accomplished with comprehensive lectures and laboratory courses, as well as a clinical practicum's in local community health care facilities.
Duties of Medical Assistants include, but are not limited to: Administrative Duties: Medical coding and billing, medical transcription, processing insurance, schedule appointments, risk management, handle correspondence, manage electronic health records, greet patients, and answer telephones, medical transcription, manage practice finances, etc.. Clinical Duties: Basic patient care, take medical history, perform laboratory testing, vital signs, draw blood, perform EKG's, give injections, prepare patients for x-rays, remove sutures, assisting with examinations, infection control, medical asepsis, performing diagnostic procedures, etc..
Graduate from a State Department of Education approved high school or have GED equivalency certificate.
Pass required standards on pre-entrance and assessment tests which evaluate math and reading skills.
Interview with the Director.
Provide personal and employer references.
Submit health information.
Must be able to transfer clients safely, read charts and collect objective data.
Immunizations are required.
Current BCLS CPR (Healthcare Provider)
First Aid Certification
Financial Aid is available.
The program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Inquiries regarding accreditation should be directed to CAAHEP 1361 Park Street, Ste. 1575, Clearwater, FL 33756 Phone: 727-210-2350 or www.caahep.org . Information regarding professional certification may be directed to American Association of Medical Assistants 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60606-2903, Phone: 312-899-1500 or www.aama-ntl.org .
Medical Assistants make up the largest group of Allied Health occupations, working side-by-side with both physicians and professional medical personnel in private practice, clinics, medical laboratories, and hospitals. According to the United States Labor Statistics, Medical Assisting is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through 2014. After completion of the accredited program, graduates may take the certification examination given by the American Association of Medical Assistants to achieve their CMA (AAMA) credential.