Medical Assistant Certificate Program

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Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. Assistants work directly with patients, whether in small or large healthcare settings, to ensure that patients receive the care they need while providing health professionals with vital patient information. As an essential part of the healthcare team, a medical assistant is responsible for obtaining general health data and performing a variety of back and front office duties.

Employment is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will stem from physicians hiring more medical assistants to do routine administrative and clinical duties so that physicians can see more patients.

Molloy's Medical Assisting Certificate program provides you with the tools necessary to become a medical assistant. You will develop skills in the clinical and administrative aspects of the medical office. In our program, you can gain the entry-level skills necessary to be competitive in the workforce.

Curriculum and Scheduling

Classes can be taken individually or in pursuit of a certificate. These courses are complete in themselves and require no prior knowledge in the specific area. However, it is suggested that, for those students taking courses towards the certificate, the course: "Medical Office Procedures & Assisting Skills", should be taken first.You may begin your studies at any time.

Courses are typically offered throughout the year on day, evening and weekend schedules. Some courses can be taken at either our Rockville Centre campus or at our Suffolk Center in East Farmingdale. Some course are only offered at our Rockville Centre campus. The location(s) offered will be indicated in the course descriptions below.

The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on this webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalog or join our mailing list.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Medical Assistant Certificate, each student is required to successfully complete five required courses and one elective course. Once all courses are completed, the student must notify the Division of Continuing Education & Professional Development at Molloy College to issue you your certificate. The certificate requirements include:

Required Courses (all 5 required for Certificate)
Medical Office Procedures & Assisting Skills
Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Terminology
Training in Barrier Precaution and Infection Control Measures
AHA Basic Life Support Certification Course

Elective Courses (1 of 2 required for Certificate)
Phlebotomy for the MA
Administering Electrocardiograms

Course Schedule and Descriptions

Required Courses:

MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES & ASSISTING SKILLS
A medical practice has many facets. Learn what makes a medical practice tick. This course is designed to give you an overview of medical office operations. Learn to take medical histories, fill in patient charts, file records, schedule patients, handle and call in prescriptions, use proper phone etiquette, handle overdue accounts and bill insurance companies. Learn basic laboratory procedures utilized in a physician's office such as opening sterile packets, universal precautions and taking vital signs. Develop knowledge to launch you on a new career path. No prerequisite.  The course is typically offered for 6 evenings and then either on either on a Saturday or a Sunday for 1 additional session at our Rockville Centre campus. 2.4 CEUs
Course Number: MR-1530           Tuition: $325
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ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Learn the physiological and anatomical features of several of the body's major systems, including neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and digestive. Etiology (causes), signs, symptoms, pathology, clinical progression, and treatment of major diseases of each system will be presented. No prerequisite. May be taken concurrently with Medical Terminology (MR-1500). The course is typically offered throughout the year in the evenings and on Saturdays at both our Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center locations. 2.4 CEUs
Course Number: MR-1510                                  Tuition: $315
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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Learn suffixes, prefixes and basic word structure, diagnostic terminology, as it relates to medical treatment, patient care, disease, emergency, pharmacology, laboratory tests and body systems. No prerequisite. May be taken concurrently with Anatomy & Physiology (MR-1510).  The course is typically offered throughout the year in the evening and on Saturdays at both our Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center locations. 2.4 CEUs.
Course Number: MR-1500                                  Tuition: $315
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TRAINING IN BARRIER PRECAUTION AND INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES
This is the NY State approved course regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work practice controls, to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice. The course is typically offered throughout the year in the evening and on Saturdays at both our Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center locations.
Instructor:  NANCY BARRETT
Course Number:  HE-5000 Tuition: $40 (Molloy Students)  $50 (Non Molloy Students)
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AHA BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION COURSE
This course is designed for health care providers. Course is composed of instruction in Basic Life Support as well as technical aspects of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Faculty: Certified American Heart Association Instructors. Basic (5 Hours). Can be waived if student has valid BLS Certification. The course is typically offered throughout the year in the evening and on Saturdays at both our Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center locations. This course can be waived if you have unexpired proof of AHA BLS certification.
Course Number: NUB-0092        Tuition: $80
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Elective Courses:

Phlebotomy for the Medical Assistant
This introductory course will provide practical information and instruction in phlebotomy procedures. A comprehensive background in theory and principles will also be reviewed. You will learn basic anatomy and physiology, legal aspects, OSHA guidelines, blood composition, standard precautions, specimen labeling, obtaining a blood sample, venipuncture sites and venipuncture equipment. Manikins will be used for practice sessions.The program of instruction is designed for students with no prior experience in the subject including the healthcare worker that needs cross training in phlebotomy. The program does not provide certification. We will award a Molloy certificate for successfully completing this twelve hour class. The course is offered throughout the year and can be taken on an evening or weekend schedule at our Rockville Centre campus.
Course Number: MA-0005          Tuition: $195
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Administering Electrocardiograms
In this course you will learn the proper procedure in obtaining a resting EKG. Topics covered will include: basic anatomy and physiology, basic interpretation of an EKG, proper labeling and maintaining of EKG strips. Supervised, hands-on practice. Students will need to successfully demonstrate obtaining an EKG to complete this course. This course is generally offered 2 times per year in the fall and in spring for 2 days (9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) at our Rockville Centre campus.
Course Number: MA-0007          Tuition: $160
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Registration

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is required at time of registration, unless alternate arrangements have been made with our office for company billing and/or payment through a third-party.  Click here for information regarding financial assistance.

Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting.

To register online, please click here. To register in-person, by phone, by fax or by mail, please click here and follow the directions. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be mailed or emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.

OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU!

If you take a course, have attended each class, and still do not master the course work, we invite you to re-register for the same course, same level, free of charge. Your registration will be accepted on a space available basis within one year of the course end date. Re-registration in the course is required.

In addition, during the first hour of class the instructor will present an outline of the course, along with the course goals and objectives. If the student does not feel that this course will meet their expectations, then a full refund will be granted if the student presents their refund request on the first business day after the class has met. 

If you have any questions, please call our office at 516-323-3550 for clarification.

Career Seminar

Not sure if this program is right for you? Unsure that this is even the right career for you? If so, then you should attend our free seminar, "Your Career as a Medical Assistant". The seminar is usually offered two times a year in the evening, in September and in January. Click here to register for the free career seminar.

Mailing List/Request a Catalog

The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year (January and July) to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on the program webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalogJoin our mailing list.

Questions?

Should you have any questions, please call 516.323.3550 or email: klapkowski@molloy.edu.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002

516.323.3550

conted@molloy.edu