“The Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).”
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N. Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Northwest Kansas Technical College students are satisfied with the education that they receive at the Northwest Kansas Technical College Medical Assisting Program. The program had a retention rate of 73% for 2016, based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The Medical Assistant program is designed to provide you with the necessary job skills and related technical information to work as an entry-level medical assistant in a medical facility. You learn to perform clerical functions such as: scheduling and receiving patients, obtaining and maintaining patient data, completing insurance forms, and arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services. Further, you learn medical transcription, telephone etiquette, billing, collection, and bookkeeping. You also learn the correct format for typing and keyboarding of letters, reports and manuscripts.
The clinical functions you learn to perform include: taking and recording vital signs and patient histories; performing height and weight measurements for infants through adults; screening for visual acuity and color vision acuity; assisting with examinations, treatments, and office surgery; collecting of specimens through venipuncture; and performing simple lab tests and electrocardiograms. You also learn about sterilization procedures, instruments and equipment, disposal procedures for contaminated supplies, patient preparation procedures for X-ray and laboratory examination, removing sutures, and performing basic first aid and CPR procedures.
Degree and Certificate Options
Associate of Applied Science
(or Technical Certificate)