Lake Land College will begin offering a new hybrid version of the Medical Assistant program this fall. It will allows students to take all their courses online and only come to campus one night a week for lab.
This will be offered in addition to the traditional two-year associate degree and the one-year certificate program.
Medical Assistant Program Instructor Molly Yeske says this will open up an opportunity for people who can’t be in classes during the day and it’s great for people already employed in the medical field who want to pursue promotions.
Medical assistants work in medical facilities under the direction of a physician and have both clinical and office responsibilities. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records. Clinical duties could range anywhere from phlebotomy and medication administration to taking and recording vital signs and medical histories to preparing patients for examination.
The application deadline for the fall 2018 semester is May 1, 2018.
For more information about the Medical Assistant program, you can call Yeske at 217-234-5055. Information can also be found at lakelandcollege.edu under the “Academics” drop down and clicking on “High Demand Programs.”