Becoming certified can be a major asset to one’s career and when seeking a career in the medical and healthcare fields a candidate’s certification becomes a mark of excellence and demonstrates a level of knowledge and skills that others don't have.
PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Committed to the success of its graduates, Ashworth, a leading online school, has developed a program to provide students with in-depth instruction for succeeding in the medical and health care industry, and for working with patients and medical professionals in physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities.
“According to the Department of Labor Statistics, the number of medical assistant careers is expected to grow as much as 31% over the next decade,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer. “To keep up with the demand for qualified members of the health delivery team, it’s imperative that we give our graduates every opportunity to succeed -- which includes providing the most up-to-date course content and a path to certification.”
Once a student completes the base Medical Billing and Claims online training program, Ashworth allows each graduate to sit for the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMMA) exam which is administered through a partnership with the National Healthcareer Association.
Ashworth’s Medical Office Assistant Program
Ashworth’s nationally accredited Medical Office Assistant program is comprised of 24comprehensive lessons which include learning objectives, lecture notes, review questions, online multiple-choice open-book exams and written assignments. Lessons include:
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Insurance Processing and Coding, Medical Coding and Insurance Claims Processing, and Medical Billing and Accounting
- Medical Office Safety
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Effective Medical Office Communication
- Using Office Equipment and Computers and Managing Correspondence and Supplies
- Managing the Flow of Medical Records
- Telephone Techniques and Scheduling
- Patient Reception and Education
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Assisting with Patients
- Physical Therapy and Medical Emergencies
- Laboratory Procedures
- Nutrition and Diagnostic Equipment
- Pharmacology and Drug Administration
As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its programs to fit a student’s budget and personal and career goals. Conducive to the working professional’s schedule, students are able to start their program at any time and study at their own pace.
“We want to do everything we can to help students reach their goals by minimizing obstacles that might stand in their way,” added Dr. Gargiulo. “Becoming certified can be a major asset to one’s career and when seeking a career in the medical and healthcare fields a candidate’s certification becomes a mark of excellence and demonstrates a level of knowledge and skills that others don't have.”
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees,online certificate programs, career training, and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.