A medical assisting class starts Oct. 1, so people who are interested are asked to attend a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at CR’s Eureka Downtown Site, 605 K Street, to learn about the program.
CR will be offering medical assisting in addition to its other health occupations programs. The medical assisting class will cover skills for both front and back office work and will include basic patient care, EKG’s, injection and venipuncture certificates, and more. Experience in medical assisting can provide entrance into other health-care related careers.
CR will offer this class through CR’s Business Training Center to support the community’s need for skilled medical assistants. The CR Business Training Center provides focus on increasing the employment-related skills of the North Coast’s workforce by providing appropriate practical training to present and future employees. To meet the instructor and learn more about the class, potential students are encouraged attend the informational meeting.
The class will include classroom training, laboratory practice, and a clinical externship in a local healthcare facility. Upon successful completion of the class, students will sit for the national medical assisting examination. After achieving national certification, graduates will be able to work in medical offices and other healthcare facilities.
To learn more about the medical assisting informational meeting, go to http://www.redwoods.edu, and check out the community education link, or call (707) 269-4000.