Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

More Information

For more information on the Medical Assistant Program please contact:

Kimberly Salziger, CMA (AAMA), CMSA M.Ed.
Medical Assistant Program Director
Besser Tech Center 109A

Lisa Brege
Program Secretary
NRC Room 202

Medical Assistant Associate in Applied Science
medical assistant

This program provides a balanced blend of administrative and clinical courses to prepare the student for medical assisting. This allied health care profession offers work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. A supervised internship at a physician's office is required, and prior to placement, the student must submit evidence of good health, including up-to-date immunizations and tuberculin screening results.

A medical assistant's duties range from handling correspondence and scheduling patients to medical transcription and maintaining medical records, and from taking vital signs and sterilizing instruments to performing routine office laboratory procedures and electrocardiograms. Medical assistants must also demonstrate professionalism and effective communication skills.

Medical Assistant Christmas Craft Show 2017

American Association of Medical Assistants

The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide medical assistant professionals with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care. The Certification from the AAMA is the only medical assisting cerfification that requires graduation from an accredited postsecondary medical assisting program. The association helps provide professionals with internships, volunteer opportunites, job leads, and gives them access to a number of documents that can help them to learn more about their profession and licensing requirements.

Careers that Care
Medical Assisting as a Career
Occupational Analysis
Certification and Licensure
Importance of Certification
Compensation and Benefits Report
Employers and CMAs

Program 5-Year Outcomes

The Alpena Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs , upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Educational Review Board (MAERB). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
FAX: 727-210-2354

Medical Assistant Educational Review Board (MAERB)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste.
1575 Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 800-228-2262