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by Ron Claxton -

Dear Student:

We here at Genesis College appreciate your interest in our school and our Medical Assistant/ Pharmacy Technician certification program. The goal to prepare students academically and professionally for a career through our F.A.I.T.H. values.

  • Family:  An educational family that cares for your family – a place of belonging, loyalty, and passion.
  • Attitude:  A positive attitude is equally as important as your abilities.
  • Integrity:  Do the right thing, even when no one is watching – Integrity is everything.
  • Teamwork:  Teamwork makes the DREAM work.
  • Humility:  Do not think less of yourself, think of yourself less.

Our curriculum for our certification programs includes academic, clinical, and on-the-job training, that will prepare you for administrative, clinical, and laboratory work.  The 225-hour externship will further enhance your training and prepare you to join a medical team in a hospital, clinic, or doctor's office.

We wish you much success and look forward to helping you in your professional development.

Yours very truly,

Derek Tengan, Pharm D.

Pharmacy technicians are rockstars!

by Ron Claxton -

Today we celebrate
Pharmacy Technicians!

 Pharmacy technicians are rockstars!

Get ready to celebrate National Pharm Tech Day today, October 17! It's the perfect time to show some love and appreciation to your Pharm Tech learners and future dedicated professionals. But why stop there? Let's celebrate them year-round!

Pharmacy technicians are the backbone of the pharmacy team. They play a vital role in ensuring that patients receive the safe and effective medications they need. They're responsible for a wide range of tasks, including preparing prescriptions, filling orders, and answering patient questions.

But pharmacy technicians are more than just order-fillers. They're also compassionate caregivers who go above and beyond to help their patients. They're always willing to listen to concerns, offer support, and make sure that patients understand their medications.

On National Pharm Tech Day, let's take a moment to thank those who have chosen this vital profession. They deserve our appreciation!

This month's Pharmacy Times supplement is dedicated to Pharmacy Technicians and explores important issues facing the profession, such as:

  • Embracing the Evolution of Pharmacy Technicians Post-Pandemic
  • Accelerating Pharmacy Technician Education to Practice
  • Point-of-Care Testing Offers New Opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians

Click here to read the full supplement and learn more about these and other issues relevant to pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacy technicians are essential to the healthcare team. Let's show them some love today!

We are here with you every step of the way, supporting and appreciating all that you do.


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Available courses

Course image CMA 100: Human Disease and Pathophysiology
Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Core Curriculum
Course Description: This course provides an emphasis on human diseases, including etiology, prognosis, medical treatment, signs and symptoms of common diseases of all body parts 

Course Objectives: By the end of the course, the student will demonstrate the ability to 

    • Describe the standard precaution guidelines for disease prevention. 
    • Explain the difference between diagnosis and prognosis of a disease. 
    • Describe the typical course and management of common disorders and diseases. 
    • Define the terminology common to the various body systems and the disorders of the body system 
    • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body system. 
    • Describe the causes of disease. 3. Identify disorders in each category of the causes of disease. 
    • Describe behaviors important to a healthy lifestyle 
    • Describe the basic defense mechanisms in the body. 

Course image CMA 101: Health Information Systems/EHR (MindTap)
Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Core Curriculum

Course Description:  Students will explore the meaning of health information management as it pertains to all health professionals, by incorporating the broad landscape of the patient-centered care.  This course provides an introduction to the origin, uses, content and format of electronic health records (EHR). Using medical software in a simulated office setting, students enter patient information, schedule appointments, create daily financial transactions and create reports. 

Course Objectives:  By the end of the course, the student will demonstrate the ability to

  1. Use the telephone correctly, including speaking with clarity and poise, proper screening routing of calls, recording clear messages, managing multiple phone lines, placing outgoing calls (both local and long distance), and providing accurate information. 
  2. Efficiently handle office mail including using the different classes of mail, prepare outgoing mail. 
  3. Maintain accurate office records, including obtaining complete information from patients, updating information,  
  4. understanding SOAP charting and re-ordering equipment supplies, filing properly with color coding and applying indexing rules. 
  5. Demonstrate a complete understanding of how electronic health records are used in physician practices and other outpatient settings. 
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges that electronic health information poses to the privacy and security of patient’s health information. 
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of how the HIPPA privacy and security rules may not provide adequate protection in today’s health care environment
Course image CMA 102: Basic Pharmacology
Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Core Curriculum

Course Description:  Pharmacology is designed to equip the student with the knowledge to efficiently administer medication in the physician's office and to be able to recognize adverse reactions and toxic effects associated with drugs. 

Course Objectives: By the end of the course, the student will be able to: 

      • Use the metric system as it relates to computing drug dosages 
      • Compute drug dosages.  
      • Use the Physician's Desk Reference.  
      • Read a prescription.  
      • Spell commonly prescribed drugs.  
      • List common drugs, their therapeutic uses, side effects, and adverse reactions; and  
      • Describe various methods of administering medications. 
      • Demonstrate correct techniques in administering parenteral medications/immunizations through intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections.

Course image CMA 103: CMA Procedures and Skills I: Basic
Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Core Curriculum

Course Description: CMA Procedures and Skills I-Basic is designed to equip the student with the knowledge and practice to prepare a patient for examination and treatment and to assist the physician in providing care. 

Course Objectives:  By the completion of the course, the student will be able to: 

      • Demonstrate proper aseptic techniques.  
      • Demonstrate the ability to take vital signs 
      • Demonstrate the ability to position and drape the patient for specific examinations.  
      • Explain various procedures to the patient in a clear and logical fashion.  
      • Obtain accurate medical history information from the patient. 
      • Document medications and prescription provided in the doctor's office 
      • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving as applied to the medical office environment. 
      • Participate in Bloodborne Pathogen training/certification 
      • Select appropriate barrier/personal protective equipment (PPE)  
      • Perform handwashing