Medical assistants serve an important role on the medical team by performing a wide variety of clinical and clerical duties. The Medical Assistant program is designed to orient students to the duties of a physician’s office employee, from general office procedures to the technical phases of exam room assisting, and elementary medical laboratory techniques. Occupational experience is provided through placement in a local office/clinic during the last four weeks of the final semester, and graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination immediately after graduation.