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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Site: Northern Career Insitute-Eastlake
Two-year program: grades 11-12
The Medical Assisting Program is designed to prepare students to handle both the clinical duties and administrative responsibilities in a medical setting. Students learn anatomy and physiology, medical office protocol, vital signs, and patient care. Medical terminology, medical ethics, office skills, and basic patient care are included. Classroom and clinical settings offer a variety of opportunities for learning. Senior year of the program is designed to prepare students for work in the medical field. Students participate in externships gaining real patient care experiences.
Instructor: Deanna Sanford
  • Education: Kee Business College Norfolk, VA- Medical Assisting Diploma; Kent State University-CTTE Teacher Certification. 
  • Work Experience: Medical Assistant for 23 years; as well as a STNA for 15 years with 9 years working Hospice care; University Hospitals Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialists, Podiatry and Wound care; Cleveland Clinic Family Practice; 
  • Awards: Dean’s List-Kee Business College. 
  • Hobbies: Baking/Cooking, Gardening, Being outdoors, and demolition/remodeling projects with my husband.  

Additional Information

Credits: 3 credits each year (2 Courses/yr-1.5 credits each)
The student will learn:
   •   Scheduling Appointments
   •   Maintaining Medical Records
   •   Measuring Vital Signs
   •   Phlebotomy
   •   Assisting with Examinations/Procedures
   •   CPR
   •   First Aid
   •   Team-building
   •   Medical & Dental Office Technology
   •   Patient Centered Care & Diagnostics
   •   Lifespan Development & Medical Intervention
   •   Medical Terminology

   •   Lakeland Community College - up to 10 credits
   •   Cuyahoga Community College - up to 4 credits
   •   University of Akron-up to 30 credits
    •   Kent State University-up to 30 credits
    •   CT2: up to 3 sem hrs/all OH public colleges

   •   Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
   •   CPR for Healthcare Providers

   •   First Aid
   •   OSHA 10-hr Healthcare Certification

   •   Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
   •   Certified Medical Assistant    
   •   Chiropractor Assistant        
   •   Medical Office Assistant
   •   Registered Medical Assistant    
   •   Administrative Medical Assistant
   •   Clinical Medical Assistant
   •   Ophthalmic Medical Assistant
   •   Optometric Assistant
     •   Pediatric Medical Assistant
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