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Medical Assisting

A QUICK INTRO

Career opportunities abound for graduates of this program, which prepares you to handle a wide variety of healthcare responsibilities ranging from scheduling appointments to performing blood pressure tests.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

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.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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Admission Criteria Accreditation

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology I 5
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assisting 1
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 130 Administrative Office Procedures I 2
MED 131 Administrative Office Procedures II 2
    Totals 19

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
MED 140 Exam Room Procedures I 5
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures I 5
    Totals 16

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
MED 270 Symptomatology 3
MED 276 Patient Education 2
    Totals 8

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

MED 232 Medical Insurance Coding 2
MED 240 Exam Room Procedures II 5
MED 272 Drug Therapy 3
NUT 110 Introduction to Nutrition 3
    Totals 13

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum 5
MED 262 Clinical Perspectives 1
MED 264 Medical Assisting Overview 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
    Totals 14

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assisting 1
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
MED 130 Administrative Office Procedures I 2
MED 131 Administrative Office Procedures II 2
    Totals 13
Melissa Allison-Brooks Photo
Medical Assisting Program Coordinator/Instructor

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