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Medical Assisting

Program Description: Medical Assisting is a five (5) semester degree program that trains the student for administrative and clinical duties, primarily in physicians’ offices or clinics. Clinical skills include taking vital signs, obtaining medical histories, performing basic lab tests, sterilizing instruments, administering medications, and assisting the physician. Administrative skills include answering phones, scheduling appointments, transcription, filing medical and insurance reports, and arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will schedule appointments.
•  Students will demonstrate proficiency in opening a sterile package maintaining sterility.
•  Students will demonstrate administering an intramuscular injection.

Length of Program: One (1) Semester of prerequisite courses and Four (4) Semesters of occupational courses

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each term for general education courses; however, all prerequisite courses (BIOL 2113 – Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 2113L – Anatomy and Physiology Lab I, BIOL 2114 – Anatomy and Physiology II, BIOL 2114L – Anatomy and Physiology Lab II, One Degree level Mathematics course, and ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for AHS) must be successfully completed prior to beginning certain cohort occupational courses.

Program Admission: Spring Semester for Occupational Courses.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact Advisor or Admissions for details.  Click for Entrance Scores.

Age: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older prior to first clinical course.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis. 

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, Physical Exam, Current Immunizations, Drug Toxicology and Criminal Background Check.

Program Final Exit Point: Medical Assisting, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 70 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. General Core Courses 15
 
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
 
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
 
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
    Required Course(s):
    One Mathematics Course
 
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
 
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor) 3
 
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
 
2. Occupational Courses (55 hours)
  ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
  BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
  BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
  BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
  BUSN 1440 Document Production 4
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  MAST 1010 Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office 2
  MAST 1030 Pharmacology in the Medical Office 4
  MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures 4
  MAST 1080 Medical Assisting Skills I 4
  MAST 1090 Medical Assisting Skills II 4
  MAST 1100 Medical Insurance Management 2
  MAST 1110 Administrative Practice Management 3
  MAST 1120 Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office 3
  MAST 1170 Medical Assisting Externship 6
  MAST 1180 Medical Assisting Seminar 3
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