Medical Assisting Curriculum

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Diploma

The Medical Assisting Diploma program provides students with learning experiences to help develop those skills and attitudes necessary to excel in medical assisting. The Medical Assisting program covers areas such as medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; medical office and exam room administration and procedures; pharmacology; phlebotomy; cardiographic monitoring and procedures; medical law and ethics; electronic health records; medical office management; and two internship courses. The Medical Assisting Program provides the students an education that is competency based and assessed according to the entry-level field requirements of the medical assisting field. These entry-level include, but are not limited to, doctor’s offices, hospitals, home health agencies, and other allied health organizations. The Medical Assisting Diploma program is designed to prepare graduates to apply to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Exam, available through American Medical Technologists (AMT), an independent certification organization. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 12 months. All course credits earned in this program are applicable to the Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree.

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
ENG101* General English 4
INT122 Professional Seminar and Internship or Capstone Project 4
INT142 Professional Seminar and Internship or Capstone Project 4
MED103 Medical Terminology 4
MED153 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED154 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED188 Medical Office Procedures/Emergencies 4
MED227 Electronic Medical Records and Reimbursement 4
MED250 Exam Room Procedures 4
MED255 Pathophysiology 4
MED266 Pharmacology 4
MED288 Medical Office Administration 4
MED292 Laboratory Procedures 4
MED294 Cardiac Monitoring Procedures 4
MED295 Medical Law and Ethics/Exam Review Prep 4
SFS140 Strategies for Success 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 64

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

Associate of Science Degree

The Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree program provides students with learning experiences to help develop those skills and attitudes necessary to excel in medical assisting. The Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree program covers areas such as medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; medical office and exam room administration and procedures; pharmacology; phlebotomy; cardiographic monitoring and procedures; medical law and ethics; electronic health records; medical office management; and two internship courses. The Medical Assisting Program provides the students an education that is competency based and assessed according to the entry-level field requirements of the medical assisting field. These entry-level include, but are not limited to, doctor’s offices, hospitals, home health agencies, and other allied health organizations. This degree program also provides graduates the opportunity to enhance their general education and computer knowledge, which are necessary to manage interpersonal and social situations and prepare them to advance in their professional and personal life. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 18 months.

This program requires all the courses in the Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree Program as well as the following:

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
BUS112 Personal Finance 4
CIS106 Computer Applications 4
CIS107 Computer Applications II 4
COM208* Public Speaking 4
CRT210* Critical Thinking 4
ENG211* Composition I 4
MTH103* College Math 4
PSY202* Psychology 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 96

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

Completion of Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required of all Diploma and Associate of Science Degree Medical Assisting students. The Medical Assisting Diploma and Associate of Science Degree programs are designed to prepare students to apply to take three (3) national certification exams: National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA), National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS), and the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA). These exams are available through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), an independent certification organization.

January 1, 2014

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