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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant (900 hours)

The Medical Assistant Program prepares healthcare professionals in the skills needed to perform administrative and clinical duties and laboratory procedures in a medical clinic or office.  The program will be taught through lectures, laboratory and externship training at clinical sites.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of education and training so that we may meet the following objectives:

  • To provide an environment that encourages student success in the classroom, the externship site and the job site.
  • To help students to develop skills in communication, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving, leading to accurate decision-making.
  • To teach students to think critically so that they will recognize, analyze and solve problems related to administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures.
  • To give students a comprehensive understanding of policies and regulations related to carrying out administrative, clinical and laboratory duties.
  • To enable students to demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in the practice of Medical Assisting.
  • To thoroughly prepare students to work in a variety of settings such as physician offices, clinics, hospitals, public agencies, and volunteer agencies.
  • To produce students with a strong ethical foundation in order to ensure that they will practice in a legal and ethical manner.
  • To develop student professionalism by encouraging a positive attitude, good relational skills, responsibility and initiative.

Educational Program – 900 hours

 

Course

Description

Theory

Lab

Externship

MA101

Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology I

40

30

0

MA102

Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology II

40

30

0

MA103

Clinical Medical Assisting

60

70

0

MA104

Procedures for Medical Office

40

30

0

MA105

Medical Insurance

30

0

0

MA106

Medical Billing and Coding

60

30

0

COM101

Word Processing

20

20

0

COM102

Electronic Spreadsheet

20

20

0

MA107

Electronic Health Record

20

20

0

MA108

Employment Planning

20

0

0

MA109

Externship

0

0

300

Total

Total (900)

350

250

300