Kennebec Valley Community College
The Kennebec Valley Community College offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science through the Medical Assisting program. This program includes a theoretical and laboratory experience that is mainly competency-based.
Students will have the opportunity to have practical experience in the clinical setting with rotation in a physician’s office in their final semester. Also as a medical assistant students will have multiple responsibilities. This includes providing direct patient care and education, obtaining and testing biological specimens and assisting providers in patient diagnosis. If students are interested in working at the medical office they have different responsibilities. These skills include understanding legal and ethical issues, confidentiality, record keeping, billing, processing insurance claims and more.
The main mission of the Medical Assisting program is to help students prepare for employment in physicians offices, clinics and hospitals. The courses that students will complete throughout the program will help them gain knowledge in both clinical and administrative procedures. The goal of the program is to provide students with the best foundation of knowledge and skills that can use in the work force for the rest of their lives.
After completion of the Medical Assisting program, graduates will be expected to be prepared and eligible for the American Association of Medical Assistants certification examination. Graduates should always demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills in their professional practices. Finally students should always continue to grow and professionally and take advantage of educational opportunities to higher their careers.
A few career opportunities for graduates of the medical assisting program include but are not limited to hospitals/laboratories, family practice clinics, outpatient facilitates and specialized medical offices. Some graduate may also have the opportunity to work in pediatricians and physicians offices, and federally funded health centers.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
Kennebec Valley Community College is a public two-year school located in Fairfield, Maine. KVCC was established in 1969 as one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System. Many students choose to receive their associate’s degree here and then move on to an affiliate four-year institution to earn their bachelor’s degree. Kennebec Valley Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in the following programs: health sciences, computer science, business administration and various trades programs.
Distance learning classes are for the convenience of students so that they can complete coursework on their own time. All instruction will be done online and no on-campus class sessions will be held. Hybrid classes are also available where students mostly attend class online but are required to come on campus for a few class sessions.
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