This career major will give you the skills you need to be a phlebotomist, a clinical medical assistant and a medication administration technician. The clinical medical assistant training will focus on the routine administrative and clinical tasks that keep medical offices and/or clinics running smoothly. You’ll learn how to take medical histories, explain treatment procedures to patients, prepare patients for examination, and assist the doctor. You’ll also sterilize medical instruments and prepare and administer medications and treatments. The phlebotomy portion of this career major will focus on the proper collection and preparation of laboratory specimens for processing under the supervision of a laboratory scientist, nurse or other medical staff.
Emphasis is placed on continuing education into a higher level health care career. Upon completion you will have the requisite number of hours and training to become certified as a clinical medical assistant, phlebotomist and/or a medication administration technician (MAT). Health Careers 1 is a prerequisite for this career major.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to fine a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Introduction to Medical Assisting
Introduction to Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Part I)
Introduction to Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Part II)
Clinical Medical Assistant Practicum
Medication Administration Technician
Phlebotomy Specimen Collection and Processing
Phlebotomy Safety, Legal Issues, and Quality Control
Clerical Skills and Duties
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy- 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).