Professional Medical Assistant Plus Courses | Harris School of Business
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The Professional Medical Assistant Plus Courses

The Professional Medical Assistant Plus program is offered at our campuses located in Danbury, CT and Dover, DE.

This program features the same curriculum as the standard Medical Assistant program, but contains two additional courses designed to prepare students to work with Electronic Health Records (EHR), as well as a review course to help students with certification preparation. The courses are listed below.

  • Course Title
    What this Course Is About
  • Computerized Billing Simulation
    This course introduces and simulates situations using Medical Manager, widely used medical administrative software. Students are taught to input patient information, schedule appointments, and handle billing. In addition, students produce various lists and reports and learn to handle insurance claims both on forms and electronically.
  • Electronic Health Records I
    This course will cover the usage and management of health information and the electronic health record (EHR). This course will introduce the students to the use of health information and the electronic health record for any setting within the health care industry from acute, ambulatory, long term, home health, specialty, population health, and personal health that encompass the continuum of care. This course will provide students with a practical understanding of what an electronic health record specialist is and how important they are in the job market today.
  • Medical Assisting & Clinical Procedures A
    This course expands on the theoretical knowledge and skills in clinical laboratory procedures. Topics include: medical asepsis, medical charting and taking patient histories, vital signs and physical measurements, surgical asepsis and sterilization, and minor office surgery.
  • Anatomy & Physiology A
    This course provides students with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Medical assistant students will review: structural units, chemistry of living things, cells, tissues and membranes, integumentary system, respiratory system, and special senses.
  • Medical Office Skills
    This course enables students to learn basic keyboarding techniques and basic computer concepts through a series of lecture and lab experiences. Students are taught alphanumeric keyboarding along with the numeric keypad skill building, covered through a series of lectures, computer applications and software, and by performing basic functions such as storing and retrieving, and printing documents.


The Harris School is proud to offer the Professional Medical Assistant Plus program. By preparing medical assistants with electronic health records training, the program gives students an additional important skill to use as they begin their careers in the healthcare industry. In today’s increasingly digital world, having skills in electronic health records will help our graduates be more competitive in the job market.