A Program For Many Paths: Associate Degree in Medical & Clinical Assistant

A Program For Many Paths: Associate Degree in Medical & Clinical Assistant

An education can provide you with opportunity. An education at LAORT, can provide you with MANY opportunities.  Our newest program offering, “Associate Degree in Medical & Clinical Assistant,” grants graduates multiple certifications that lead to several career options.

What You’ll Earn:
Graduates of the “Medical & Clinical Assistant” program will not only earn their National Certification as a Medical Assistant, but they will also earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. On top of that, graduates of the program will also receive licensing for Phlebotomy from the State of California and a certification in EKG (Electrocardiogram).

What You’ll Learn:
• Basic laboratory tests
• Venipuncture and dermal puncture
• Specimen collection and complications
• Basic and advanced infection control
• Sterilization of medical instruments
• How to perform and interpret EKGs
• Application of Holter monitors (portable heart rhythm recorders)
• Nutritional diets/medications for patient weight control
• Anatomy and Physiology of body systems
• How to remove sutures, change dressings, & prep patient for inter-office minor surgery
• How to assist with examinations and pre-examination,
• Administration of medication
• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• First aid
• How to assist with therapeutic ultrasound
• Patient prep for x rays
• Ethical and legal issues
• Understanding of medical diagnostic tests

Career Options:
With the many skill learned and certifications graduates are awarded, there are several job options available to those from this program. Some options include work as an EKG Assistant, Medical Assistant, or Medical Clinical Assistant. Work environments are also very diverse and include medical centers, public and private hospitals, doctor’s offices, and clinical laboratories with medical centers.  Graduates may also take the National Certification Examination (NCCT) to apply for a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1) to become a licensed Phlebotomist.

Your Options:
There are classes fit to cater to most schedules. The “Associate Degree in Clinical and Medical Assistant” is a 1200-hour program that can be pursued just about any time of day: morning, afternoons, and evenings. Classes for morning and afternoons are taught 5 days a week, for 48 weeks. Evening classes are 4 days a week, for 76 weeks.

If you are interested in beginning your educational journey to a more open and flexible future, contact an LA ORT advisor today. Our staff is here to help, every step of the way.

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.