If you are interested in helping people in a fast paced, always changing environment in one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, then the Medical Assistant program might be for you. Students in the Medical Assisting program explore a variety of allied health professions with emphasis placed on administrative and clinical skills typically performed in the clinic setting. Basic clinical procedures, pharmacology, phlebotomy, laboratory and EKG skills will be studied in this program. Students may obtain the following certifications: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), CPR/First Aid and Blood borne pathogens. HACC awards 30 credits towards an associate degree in applied science for those students achieving the CCMA certification. Upon graduation, students can begin employment as a Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomist and/or continue post-secondary education in Nursing or another Allied Health field. Through the opportunities of College in High School, Dual Enrollment and the college credits awarded by obtaining the CCMA certification, a motivated Medical Assistant student could be well on their way to complete an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences through HACC by the time of their high school graduation.