Medical Assistant Certificate
Pinnacle Career Institute

Program Details

The online Medical Assistant Certificate program from Pinnacle Career Institute prepares students to work as an integral part of the health care team, completing both clinical and administrative tasks in offices of physicians, hospitals, and other health care practices. Graduates are able to:

  • Identify form, function, and pathologies of all body systems
  • Define medical terms and abbreviations related to all body systems and specialties 
  • Discuss common pathologies, causes, and symptoms
  • Describe treatments related to pathologies, including common medications and interactions
  • Identify federal, state, and local health laws and regulations
  • Demonstrate medical office administrative tasks
  • Discuss basic concepts of medical coding and insurance procedures
  • Demonstrate appropriate soft skills and quality communication within a professional setting
  • Perform common procedures for Medical Assistants

Requirements

This program requires 58.5 quarter credits for completion, as well as a 12-day visit to the campus in Kansas City, MO.

  • High school or GED transcript

School Accreditation Statement

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)