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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation Program is designed by experts to enhance students’ comprehension in clinical, administrative, and general skills vital to patient care in all healthcare settings. This program is designed for students who intend to apply to the Blue Ridge CTC Nursing program, but first must meet the required prerequisites.
Set a solid foundation in the Healthcare field with a 2-year associate degree in Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.
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Students pursuing the Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation program are preparing to apply to the BRCTC Nursing program.
Is predicted for the occupations of medical assistants.
Students who do not enter the Blue Ridge CTC Nursing Program continue to earn a recognized workforce credential and move into the workforce.
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In the two-year Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation program, students learn clinical skills through hands-on training methods. The degree allows students to:
Interested in learning administrative and clinical skills needed to prepare for a career in Nursing or Medical Assisting? Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree program in Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation equips students with knowledge and practical skills for patient care through laboratory and externship experiences. Students enroll in this program to prepare to apply to the Blue Ridge CTC Nursing Program or earn a credential as a Medical Assistant.
Throughout this associate degree program in Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation, students learn clinical and non-clinical components under the direction of real physicians. With content-specific instructions and competency-based experiences in performing administrative and clinical procedures, students learn to work primarily in ambulatory care settings.
Earn this degree from our School of Allied Health Sciences.
With Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate degree in Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation, students experience insightful lectures and experiential learning from highly trained faculties.
The degree teaches core concepts such as anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, psychology, communication, administrative and clinical procedures of medical assisting, and professional components essential in different medical facilities. The curriculum helps students:
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Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.
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Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.
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Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.
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We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.
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This program is designed for students who are planning to make application to the Blue Ridge CTC Nursing program. For students who do not continue with Nursing, this program provides a pathway as a Medical Assistant.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an 18% increase in medical assisting occupations is expected for the next 10 years. This two-year degree can help in the preparation of state licensure exams to plan pathways to employment options as a medical assistant, nursing assistant, health information technician, pharmacy technician, etc.
Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.