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Medical Assisting Degree and Certificate Programs

Medical Assisting Degree

The Medical Assistant works in a variety of health care settings: medical offices, clinics, and ambulatory care facilities. Medical Assisting duties vary between administrative and clinical skills. Medical Assistants help to ensure a smooth and functional health care setting and to provide a patient centered approach to quality health care. The program provides individuals with hands-on clinical skills, knowledge, and an understanding of the profession of Medical Assisting through classroom instruction, clinical skills, and externship.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination through American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Potential occupations

Medical Assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as physicians’ offices, clinical laboratories, nursing homes, chiropractic offices, optometry offices, and dental offices. 

Medical Assisting Certificate

This certificate is designed to train students to assist physicians in a variety of practice settings. Students learn office skills associated with the medical profession and will be eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification examination upon successful completion of the curriculum. Certificate credits can be applied to an appropriate major leading to an associate degree.

Medical Scribe Certificate

The Medical Scribe certificate prepares an individual to be trained in medical documentation to assist a physician throughout his or her shift. They serve as a personal assistant to the doctor to help make them more efficient and productive. The primary function of a scribe is the creation and maintenance of the patient’s medical record, which is done under the supervision of the attending physician. The scribe will document the patient’s story, the physician’s interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory studies, and other pertinent information.

Phlebotomy Certificate

The phlebotomy certificate prepares students to work as phlebotomists, highly-trained professionals whose primary responsibility is the collection of blood specimens through venipuncture and skin puncture techniques. Phlebotomists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including hospital laboratories, clinicals, physician offices, private laboratories, blood collection centers, home health agencies, and home visits for insurance agencies.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our degree programs, please contact us at 866.AT.TERRA, or 866.288.3772.

Terrie Hopkins-Coordinator of Medical Assisting Professor
Location: D-105, Marsha S. Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center
Email: thopkins01@terra.edu
Phone: 419.559.2141
Fax: 419.332.0477

Amy Ochier- Instructor
D-105, Marsha S. Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center
Email: aochier01@terra.edu
Phone: 419.559.2167
Fax: 419.332.0477

Christine Stark-Academic and Career Advisor
Location: A-100, Roy Klay Hall
Email: cstark01@terra.edu
Phone: 419.559.2104
Fax: 419.559.2414

You can also email us at admissions@terra.edu.