The Medical Assistant program prepares students as multi-skilled health care workers who function as assistants to physicians and other health care professionals in a variety of ambulatory care settings. The responsibilities of the medical assistant include administrative and clinical duties. The Delaware County Community College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Medical assistant applicants are required to take college placement tests in math, reading and English. Any deficiencies must be remedied prior to registering for Medical Assistant Techniques and Practicum I (AHM 106). This course requires departmental approval as students must progress through the curriculum in sequence.
Certain functional abilities that will enable the student to competently perform required technical skills are necessary for successful completion of the Medical Assistant program. Students may be removed from the program for violation of patient safety, confidentiality or behavior incompatible with acceptable standards pending outcome of the appeal process.
In addition to the normal tuition and fees, medical assistant students are required to purchase uniforms, miscellaneous supplies, personal health insurance, and a program package from Castle Branch to be cleared for clinical site placement.
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