Medical assistants perform clinical and clerical tasks that keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and optometrists running smoothly.
Depending on the size of the practice and state regulations, medical assistants may focus on clinical tasks such as taking medical histories and vital signs, assisting during examinations or procedures, and collecting or preparing laboratory specimens. In other practices, medical assistants deal with the administrative end of the office by answering telephones, scheduling appointments, handling insurance forms and billing, purchasing equipment and supplies, and more.
The program offers a one-year certificate as well as Associate Degrees. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs
Medical Assisting Programs at LCCC
University Partnership Programs
Our Medical Assisting Program courses may transfer to these university partnership programs:
Transfer to another college or university
LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Getting started while you’re still in high school
You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.
The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students.
The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!