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MEDICAL ASSISTING
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Program Description
Medical Assistants assist physicians in private medical offices, clinics and in hospital outpatient clinics with patient care as well as with routine office laboratory and diagnostic tests. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential. Medical Assistants who successfully complete the Certification Examination are granted the “Certified Medical Assistant” (CMA) credential. The Guam Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Telephone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment as medical assistants in physician’s offices or clinics. The curriculum is designed to provide training in administrative and clinical settings. Instruction is given in basic medical office procedures (including appointment scheduling, billing and insurance), assisting with examinations, surgical and laboratory procedures (including venipuncture and pharmacology).

With the exception of enrollment in MS 101  Introduction to Medical Assisting, admission to the Medical Assisting program is required before enrollment in any Medical Assisting technical requirement course. Admission to the Medical Assisting program includes:

Advisement from Allied Health faculty.

Completion of English and Mathematics Placement Tests with minimum scores or completion of English and mathematics development courses and attainment of passing scores.

Health Clearance, which includes physical immunization (PPD, Hep B, 1, 2, 3).

Prerequisites are listed for certain related technical requirement courses.

Note: Only courses that have a grade of “C” or better will be counted towards the certificate. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better to continue in the program. If students earn any grade below a “C” in their medical assisting courses, they will not be able to continue the course sequence. Each class must be successfully passed in order to move on to upper level courses.

 

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The advantage of earning a certificate from Guam Community College is that the faculty, staff and administrators take to heart its mission - "to be a leader in career and technical workforce development by providing the highest quality education and job training in Micronesia." Our instructors care about and want their students to succeed. Often, they will spend the extra time to make sure a concept is clear, and that students understand the practical, real-life applications of the classroom concepts they are learning.

Academic Advising
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Medical Assisting program, students will be able to:

  1. Display professionalism, including adherence to ethical and legal responsibilities, in performing administrative and clinical duties.
  2. Meet national Standards for Medical Assistants in carrying out administrative duties in the clinic or physician’s office.
  3. Enter the health service field as certified medical assistants.
 
Program Mission
The mission of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare students for employment as medical assistants in physician’s offices or clinics and to provide students opportunities to further their career in the medical assisting field.

Contact Information
Location: AALG Allied Health Center, 2nd Floor
Phone: 671.735.5632
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
e-mail: medicalassist.info@guamcc.edu

 
 
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