CLINICAL ASSISTANT

Spencerian - Louisville

A Clinical Assistant diploma will help you learn to care for patients.

The objective of the Clinical Assistant diploma program is to prepare you to perform accurate clinical and administrative skills in a medical office or outpatient clinic. Our program will prepare you for a career as a clinical assistant in physician offices or other outpatient clinical settings. The program can be completed in 12 months for those taking day classes, or 18 months for students taking courses in the evening.

Once you graduate from the Spencerian College Clinical Assistant diploma program, you are eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam through the American Medical Technologists (AMT). This certification is a further indication of your skills and professional abilities.

If you’d like to learn more about Spencerian’s Clinical Assistant program, request more information or if you’re ready to get started, enroll today!

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Curriculum

Class Title Credit Hours
110 College Success Strategies
2
121 English I
4
130 Keyboarding
5
150 General Mathematics
4
165* Electronic Records Management
3
171 Medical Law & Ethics
4
172 Anatomy & Physiology I
4
173 Anatomy & Physiology II
4
176 Medical Terminology
4
177 Pharmacology/Laboratory Terminology
4
211 Health & Safety Techniques
3
212 Medical Lab Procedures
6
213 Advanced Clinical Skills
3
245 Career Development
2
274 Medical Assisting Techniques
3
277 Introduction to Medical Coding
3
278** Clinical Practicum
3
296*** Medical Administrative Practicum
2
Total Credit Hours
63

#Plus exam review and externship
*Course offered in the day and online divisions only.
**The Clinical practicum consists of 96 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Due to facility availability, all practicum hours must be completed during the day. ***The Medical Administrative Practicum consists of 64 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

The Clinical Assistant program is also available online. Spencerian classes are offered in a hybrid format where students complete a portion of the course online and a portion on campus or at approved sites/facilities. Entrance and graduation requirements for online classes and on-campus classes are the same. All students have access to “Student Quick Start,” a print-based tutorial and reference guide. Online students must have access to a PC with a high speed Internet connection. Spencerian College currently utilizes Blackboard/ANGEL Learning Inc. software, a fully integrated e-learning platform that allows the College to rapidly create, deliver, and measure interactive learning over the Internet. Students may need to purchase additional software required for a specific course. There is an additional per credit hour charge for online classes. See Supplement A.

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