Bachelor Degree and Diploma Programs Available
Health Services Management, Bachelor of Science
The baccalaureate degree in Health Services Management is designed to prepare students for a successful career in entry-level management or supervisory positions in healthcare. Students with associate degrees from a variety of backgrounds such as dental hygiene, nursing, medical assisting, health information, respiratory technology, occupational therapy, and activity therapy will be served with the opportunity to obtain an advanced degree. Specialized skills in problem solving, communication, finance, law, business, and management will prepare these students to make sound leadership decisions in the evolving healthcare arena. Students from a business or accounting background will gain insight into the unique aspects of providing healthcare services to society and the effect of the disease process and illness on the individual healthcare consumer.
Medical Assistant, Associate of Applied Science
The Midstate College Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The goal of the program is to prepare competent, entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for employment in healthcare facilities such as clinics and private physician offices.
The medical assisting program at Midstate College has an exam passage rate of 93.1% and graduate satisfaction rate of 100% over the past five years.
Medical Office Technician, Diploma Program
This program is designed to offer training in the medical reception profession with titles such as a Medical Office Technician or Front Office Technician. Graduates of this program will be able to successfully perform duties in the front office of a physician, ophthalmologist, chiropractor, or veterinarian offices etc. This program includes training that will enable graduates to facilitate flow through facilities and maintain calm and efficient environments. Graduates will be prepared to perform entry-level duties that include answering the phone, taking payments, making appointments, and pulling records. Program curriculum will also cover customer service skills, business communication, accounting basics, keyboarding, computer usage abilities, and an overall focus on basic medical knowledge.
Pharmacy Technician, Diploma Program
The Pharmacy Technician diploma is designed to prepare students to work as entry-level pharmacy technicians or assistants under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. The curriculum will expose students to answering queries from clients and customers, labeling preparations, aiding in filling prescriptions, working with insurance and billing, etc. Graduates will be trained to work the clinical side of the pharmacy field as well as the administrative side providing a full range of support to pharmacists, medical personnel, and customers. Graduates will possess interpersonal skills, professional comprehension and abilities, the aptitude to process and handle medications and orders, and the ability to prepare medications and compounds. Students will gain knowledge of patient and medication safety, quality assurance standards, technology, and professional regulatory standards. Graduates of the Pharmacy Technician diploma program will be eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification examination.