The Medical Assisting Program at Peninsula College prepares students for employment in a flexible allied health field that provides the opportunity for change and growth. Graduates can expect to practice their profession in medical offices, clinics, and other healthcare settings.
Our courses offer students the opportunity to gain professional skills that they can apply both regionally and nationally. Graduates are required to pass a national credentialing exam through a nationally recognized organization in order to obtain their Department of Health issued Medical Assistant - Certified credentials.
How to Apply
If you’re interested in applying to the Medical Assisting program at Peninsula College, please review the Medical Assisting Handbook and then visit the link below:
- Function professionally in a legal and ethical manner as a medical assistant.
- Use medical terminology correctly.
- Effectively communicate with other health-care team members, patients, and physicians.
- Procure and distribute both office supplies and medical supplies.
- Manage documents, both paper and electronic, in a medical office.
- Demonstrate proficiency with basic medical testing procedures.
- Display knowledge and use of techniques for asepsis, workplace safety, and risk management.
- Demonstrate knowledge and competency in electronic medical billing of multiple insurances.
- Follow laws and regulations regarding patient privacy and confidentiality.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ICD-10 coding for medical billing.
- Integrate cognitive objectives and psychomotor and affective domain competencies into daily practice