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2014-2015 Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2022  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant, A.A.S.


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This is a career-oriented program that prepares students to work primarily in ambulatory care settings under the direction of a physician. The program is comprised of clinical and non-clinical components, with lecture as well as competency-based experiences in performing administrative and clinical procedures. General education and program requirements are designed for students interested in pursuing management positions within physician offices. There is also a non-compensated externship experience in which students work in an actual ambulatory care setting. Externship hours are scheduled during the day, Monday through Friday. Externship sites may have their own requirements that students must meet prior to their externship experience. Medical assistant degree students must maintain a grade of “C” or better in all program courses. Students may be required to repeat MAP and/or PLB courses, based upon the time sequence when these program courses were completed. Prior to externships, students must provide appropriate health examination record(s) and all required tests and immunizations, along with a urine drug screen and criminal background checks. Prior criminal records may prohibit students from program externship and employment opportunities. Students who do not academically pass their externship course or who are asked to leave their externship site, may be dismissed from the course and/or program.

Students must also have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the American Medical Technologists, Registered Medical Assistant, or the Registered Phlebotomy Technician national certification exams in medical assisting.*

Technical Standards
There are technical standards and skill requirements which students are expected to possess and demonstrate in order to be successful in this program. More information on these standards can be found on the Web page for this program.

Phlebotomy Pre-Externship Review
Students who do not complete the phlebotomy externship (PLB 106 ) in the semester immediately following completion of the Phlebotomy course (PLB 105 ), will be required to enroll in the phlebotomy pre-externship review course. This one-credit hybrid course will be a review of both didactic and clinical material to ensure that the student has not lost skills from lack of practice prior to being sent to an externship site.

Fact Sheet

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Math 101 or higher 3   Gen Ed ENG 101 - English Composition 3
Gen Ed BIO 110 - Human Biology 3   SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
IST 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3   MAP 105 Medical Office Management 4
MAP 110 Introduction to Health Science Professions and Technology 3   MAT 108 Medical Records Analysis and Coding 3
MAT 102 Medical Terminology 3        
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   13
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed ENG 102 or SPD 108 - Composition and Literature or Introduction to Human Communication 3   Gen Ed Diversity Gen Ed 3
MAP 210 Clinical Medical Assistant 4   Gen Ed Arts & Humanities Gen Ed 3
MGT 103 Principles of Management 3   Gen Ed PSY 101 - General Psychology 3
PLB 105 Phlebotomy 3   MAP 217 Medical Assistant Externship 4
MAP 205 Diagnostic Laboratory Procedures for the Medical Assistant 3   PLB 106 Phlebotomy Clinical Externship 3
TOTAL   16   TOTAL   16

 

General Education Requirements (21 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Biological/Physical Science


Diversity


Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


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* In order to sit for the American Medical Technologists, Registered Medical Assistant, or Registered Phlebotomy Technician national certification exams in medical assisting, graduates must have proof of High School diploma or G.E.D.

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