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Lehigh Carbon Community College

What is a Certificate in Medical Assistant?

Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level employment as medical assistants in physicians’ offices or in those capacities in which medical secretarial and/or basic clinical and laboratory training are required.

Program Coordinator

 Mary  Brinker

Mary Brinker

Assistant Professor, Medical Assistant Program
Schnecksville, PA

Medical Assistant Courses

Your medical assistant courses will prepare you for success in either a future career or when pursuing a four-year degree. In this program, you’ll take classes like:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Clinical Procedures I
  • Medical Assisting I
  • Healthcare Management Practices and Technology
  • CPT Coding and Other Classification Systems
Students in SIM Lab

Health Care Patient Simulation Center

The Patient Simulation Center encompasses both high- and low-fidelity patient manikins. The labs connect classroom learning with real-life clinical experience and help students build confidence as they learn to interview and care for patients. The students apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to ongoing patient scenarios. Learning in a controlled environment allows the student to learn without compromising the safety of an actual patient, as they receive feedback from the Nursing faculty. The sim lab allows the students to develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills.

Pathway to a Career in Health Administration

Advance your career at your own pace. Each step below transfers credits to the next. Appropriate job titles and average pay ranges are meant to help guide an individual interested in this field; they vary based on individual experience and employer.

Wage information taken from Lightcast Q1 2024 BETA Data Set – QCEW Employees. Wage range is 25%-75% hourly average in surrounding 10-county region.


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