The Medical Assistant program at HHTC is 200 clock hours/24 weeks—160 hours for lecture and 40 hours of Skills Lab. Students will be prepared to work in a physician’s office supporting medical providers by performing a wide range of tasks. Medical Assistants are responsible for a variety of clerical tasks such as insurance verification, appointment scheduling, and telephone calls. Medical Assistants also have many clinical duties such as assessing patients, taking medical histories, assessing vital signs, administering medications, drawing blood and assisting the physician with care and procedures. HHTC is designed to provide students the opportunity to practice critical job skills. Students will also gain proficient experience with administrative duties ranging from scheduling appointments to handling billing and insurance. Students who successfully complete the required hours, along with completion of all coursework/tests with 80% or better and demonstration of skills proficiency, will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination.