2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting, CA [MA-CT, 41 Credits]


Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.  For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program are located at www.csn.edu/gainful-employment.


As a medical assistant, you will be a multi-skilled professional, dedicated to assisting in patient care management. You will be trained to perform administrative and clinical/laboratory duties and may manage emergency situations, facilities, and/or personnel. The clinical duties of medical assistants include preparing patients for examinations and treatments; taking vital signs and medical histories, sterilizing instruments; performing diagnostic tests and basic laboratory procedures; and assisting the physician with examinations and minor office surgery. Administrative duties include scheduling and receiving patients; obtaining patient data; establishing and maintaining confidential medical records; handling telephone calls, preparing correspondence and reports; purchasing supplies and maintaining equipment; and assuming responsibility for the daily office business.

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Curriculum Review Board of The American Association of Medical Office Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.


  1. Demonstrate competencies necessary to challenge the national certification examination and earn a certified credential.

  2. Demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to find employment in the field or continue with their education in pursuit of a degree.

  3. Demonstrate entry level competencies as defined by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.