This program is designed for those students who desire knowledge and skills in both administrative front office and clinical back office. The program includes 180 hours of training in a medical facility in order to meet the requirements for testing as a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant through the NCCT. Students will also develop proficiency skills in Microsoft Word.
The program is designed to provide students with extensive and comprehensive training in body structure and the functions of the various body systems. Students will develop a working knowledge of specimen collection and various laboratory procedures to include infection control, EKG, injections, and sterilization. Students will also learn proper techniques in assisting in minor surgical procedures and preparation of patients for diagnostic tests.
Students will also be certified in CPR. Students will develop administrative skills such as patient scheduling, obtaining and maintaining patient data, medical office bookkeeping, insurance billing, and automated office information management, including Typing, Computerized Billing and Microsoft Word.
Graduates will be qualified for entry-level positions in the medical field such as: Medical Assistant, front office and/or back office, Insurance Billing, Phlebotomist, EKG Technician, Medical Office Manager, Medical Office Bookkeeping Clerk, etc.
Administrative Medical Assistant
An Administrative Medical Assistant is a respected health-care professional who cooperates effectively with patients and medical-industry personnel in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Often one of the first and last people a patient interacts with, this detail-oriented individual employs expertise in decision-making with patients, understands and processes medical information in a timely manner, and demonstrates proficiency in administrative duties often with little or no supervision in a doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, or other health care facility.
InterCoast has a passion for educating students and helping them achieve their career goals. InterCoast prepares students for entry level positions in challenging careers.
The Education and skills training you will receive here at InterCoast is directed toward the development of technical skills and knowledge, along with the development of professional attitudes and behaviors related to study and work habits, interpersonal communication skills, self-discipline, and confidence.
- Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Weekend Schedules
- Small Class Sizes ensure better Student/Teacher Ratios
- Professional Certification Programs
- Convenient Locations
- Real World Experience & Training
The central mission of InterCoast is to provide Associates Degree and Diploma level educational career program designed to prepare students to succeed in the medical, legal, business, and technical industries by enabling them to meet the highest expectations of employers for entry level professions. Each program shares this mission.
InterCoast Colleges, a private institution, was granted institutional approval to operate by the BPPE, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8.. The Bureau's approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private Postsecondary educational institutions and does not imply endorsement or recommendation.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, visit www.intercoast.edu.
Not all programs are available at all locations and not every program is enrolling at this time. Please call for more information. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.