Health Occupations – Medical Assisting


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1 Year Program (CNA Certification Course)

Graduate from high school with employability skills related to your educational and career goals

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Science Credit May Be Awarded From Your High School

Medical Assisting is the first year in UTC’s Health Occupations Program. Open to both Juniors and Seniors, the program will prepare students to become competent entry-level healthcare workers. The program will allow students to develop the critical skills needed to perform clinical, laboratory and administration duties in doctor’s offices, hospitals, urgent care facilities, and other healthcare agencies. Successful students will participate in the clinical externship. During their time in the program, students also care for patients in healthcare facilities during clinical rotations. Upon the completion of classroom and clinical externship, students will be eligible to take several State and National Certification Exams.

Health Occupations is an academically rigorous and physically demanding program that emphasizes teamwork, interpersonal relationships, and effective communication skills necessary in a health care setting. The following topics are presented in the classroom, practiced in the Skill Training Lab, and reinforced during Clinical Training on site:

– Medical terminology                                            – Anatomy
– Cardiac monitoring and procedures                 – Pharmacology
– Medical law & ethics                                             – Phlebotomy
– Medical office administrations & procedures
– Physiology

Minimum of 80 documented clinical hours at at local health care facility required

Career Paths: Dental Assistant / Hygienist, Home Health Aide, Lab Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Physical Therapist, Nutritionist, Phlebotomist

3 high school credits for each year and college credits while still in high school

Dual Enrollment Agreements
Central Maine Community College – MET111 – Medical Terminology
Northern Maine Community College – SAE117 –  Occupational Safety

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certifications/Licenses
Preparation for State of Maine Certified Nursing Assistant Exam
State of Maine Personal Support Specialist (PSS)
Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician
CPR/First Aid Certificate
Office Procedures (Billing and Coding Specialist)
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate

Colleges and post-secondary programs affiliated with this program include, but are not limited to the following:

  • University of Maine
  • University of New England
  • Husson University
  • St. Joseph’s College
  • University of Maine College System
  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Kennebec Valley Community College
  • Washington County Community College
  • Northern Maine Community College

Requirements

Prerequisite Academic Courses:

  • Algebra 1
  • Biology or Introduction to Chemistry
  • Keyboarding/data entry and retrieval skills
  • Ability to Read, Comprehend, & Write at a High School Level

Instructors

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Dawn Mitchell

Phone:  (207) 942-5296 Fax:  (207) 942-0776 Email:  dmitchell If you need to email a sta... MORE

Details

Click here to apply online as soon as possible. Please mention this program specifically in the “Tell us why you are interested in United Technologies Center” online form.

Schedule

This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.

Location

This course is held at United Technologies Center .

Other Information

Course ID: HO