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Medical Assisting (A45400)

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Medical Assisting (Day) Semester Schedule

First Year - Fall Semester

ACA 122 College Transfer Success Credits: 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Credits: 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Credits: 3
MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assisting Credits: 1
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics Credits: 2
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Credits: 3
MED 130 Administrative Office Procedures I Credits: 2
OST 131 Keyboarding  Credits: 2
    Credits: 17

First Year - Spring Semester

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 5
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Credits: 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Credits: 3
MED 112 Orientation to Clinical Setting I Credits: 1
MED 122 Medical Terminology II Credits: 3
MED 131 Administrative Office Procedures II Credits: 2
MED 232 Medical Insurance Coding Credits: 2
    Credits: 19

First Year - Summer Semester

MED 140 Exam Room Procedures I Credits: 5
    Credits: 5

Second Year - Fall Semester

ACC 115 College Accounting Credits: 4
MED 114 Professional Interaction in Health Care Credits: 1
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures I Credits: 5
MED 270 Symptomatology Credits: 3
MED 272 Drug Therapy Credits: 3
    Credits: 16

Second Year - Spring Semester

MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum Credits: 5
PSY 150 General Psychology  Credits: 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* Credits: 3
    Credits: 11