Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers a Healthcare Specialist Certificate program for students who are interested in developing skills necessary to assist in medical services within health care organizations. Students will develop fundamental skills in medicine in a curriculum that will prepare the student medical assistant positions.  

Students will develop their understanding of the responsibilities of assistants in health care services through the curriculum. Those classes include certified nurse aide, medical terminology, first aid and safety, social services designee and activities director, legal concepts, certified medication aide, rehabilitation aide, certified home health aide, long-term care medical records, and medical office accounting.

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary education and qualifications for medical assistant roles in healthcare organizations. These qualifications include the ability to utilize critical thinking when managing care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of health care settings; to apply effective communication skills to establish and maintain therapeutic and professional relationships in managing care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of healthcare settings; to utilize principles of human development when providing nursing care for groups of individuals and families across the life span; to incorporate knowledge of cultural and socioeconomic factors in the management of nursing care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of healthcare settings.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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