2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant, Diploma

Upon completion of a Diploma in Medical Assistant, a student will be able to:

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrate competency with the use of equipment within the scope of practice of medical assisting.
  • Illustrate OSHA regulation requirements of Standard Precautions when there is the possibility of contact with blood or bodily fluids when performing
    patient testing.
  • Apply HIPAA guidelines with regards to patient information and diagnoses.
  • Perform patient screening using established protocols.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal test results.
  • Incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient assessment and show awareness of patient’s concerns.


  • Demonstrate respect for individual diversity including gender, race, religion, age, economic status and appearance.
  • Identify legal and ethical issues within the scope of practice for medical assistants.
  • Recognize the impact personal ethics and morals have on the delivery of healthcare.
  • Demonstrate consistent and compassionate care for a diverse patient population.
  • Behave in an ethical manner that inspires patient and employer trust.
  • Develop professional experience through volunteer opportunities in the community.


  • Document patient information clearly and accurately.