Fayetteville, AR, August 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The position of medical assistant is among the fastest-growing occupations in the United States, expected to grow by 20 percent in the next 10 years. To sustain this increasing need, Blue Cliff College now offers a Diploma in Medical Assisting partially online. Blue Cliff College’s Diploma in Medical Assisting prepares students for positions in the growing healthcare industry, where graduates work as medical assistants in doctor’s offices, hospitals or clinics.
For the past six years, online enrollments have been growing faster than traditional higher-education students. In fact, according to the Sloan Consortium, over 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2008 term; a 17 percent increase over the number reported the previous year.
“We are delighted to welcome the students of Blue Cliff College to the future of education, as we commence online coursework within our Medical Assisting Diploma Program,” said Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Tim Dosemagen. “The learning experiences our students will enjoy will be an interesting, transformational, richly rewarding voyage of life changing guided discoveries – a very special journey they not soon forget.”
In 2009, the Department of Education did a meta-analysis and review of online learning in the United States, and found that students who took all or part of their class online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-to-face instruction. Self-directed learning with 24/7 accessibility gives students an opportunity to manage their schedules and learning tools more appropriately, opening up broader education options.
Dr. Dosemagen has over a decade of experience in the education industry; include six years of instructing online. “There is a tremendous bonus to learning online. Our students are mastering the very latest tools and methods used throughout today’s evolving global workplaces. They are gaining skills in 21st Century communication and collaboration, where ‘real-time’ crosses distances and time zones. They are at the nexus of modernity and marketability, in the Information Age.”
Students in the Medical Assisting program study the medical science of the human body, including clinical techniques such as examining room procedures, medical lab procedures, pharmacology, and administrative procedures. Medical assistants are responsible for performing routine administrative and clinical tasks that are vital to the efficient operation of a doctor’s office or hospital. Students can receive their diploma in as little as 12 months.
To offer convenient and flexible online courses, Blue Cliff College works in partnership with The Learning House, Inc., a total online education solutions provider that creates comprehensive online campuses customized for the academic needs of each partner.
For more information about Blue Cliff College or the Diploma in Medical Assisting program, please visit www.bluecliffcollege.com, or contact Admissions at 479.442.2914.
About Blue Cliff College
Blue Cliff College was founded in 1987, with the primary purpose of providing premiere career training to students in the areas of Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Dental Assisting, and Dialysis Technician. Blue Cliff College is committed to academic and hands-on excellence in all of its career preparation programs. All Blue Cliff Colleges are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). This national accreditation allows Blue Cliff Colleges to access Title IV Federal Aid offered by the United States Department of Education and to provide these grants and loans to qualified applicants in various programs.
About Learning House
The Learning House, Inc. (www.learninghouse.com) is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities offer and manage their online degree programs. Learning House provides a total online campus solution to each of its clients, including online course development and publishing, learning management system customization and hosting, online program marketing (www.elearnportal.com), 24/7 technology support, faculty and staff training, online education infrastructure and consulting.