2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Medical Assisting (MA23) Associate of Applied Science Degree

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting associate of applied science degree.

Program Goal: To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Entrance Dates:

Beginning of any semester for pre-occupational curriculum. Fall semester for occupational curriculum.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 17 years of age for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum. 18 years old for entrance into occupational program curriculum.

Other:

  1. Completion of application and related procedures;
  2. Successful completion of the Psychological Services Bureau, Inc. (PSB) entrance exam. The student may reattempt the PSB entrance exam up to three attempts.
  3. Ability to comply with health-related standards and meet minimum essential skill requirements. Documentation of the Technical Standards Assessment Form.
  4. Documentation of immunization records.
  5. Payment of fees for liability insurance.
  6. Documentation of current CPR certification.
  7. Completion of background check and drug screen.

Retention Policies:

  1. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better. A “C” must be achieved in each course in order to progress to the next step in the Medical Assisting program;
  2. Students must attain a numerical grade of 70 or better in each Medical Assisting course, including clinical rotations, to progress in the program;
  3. A student must maintain CPR certification and carry professional liability insurance while enrolled in Medical Assisting courses.

Readmission Policies:

All current admission requirements must be met before applying for readmission.

Pre-Occupational Curriculum (28 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

 

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

OR

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

OR

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

 

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

XXXX xxxxGeneral Education Core Elective

3

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

3

Occupational Curriculum (35 Credit Hours)

MAST 1010Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office

2

MAST 1030Pharmacology in the Medical Office

4

MAST 1060Medical Office Procedures

4

MAST 1080Medical Assisting Skills I

4

MAST 1090Medical Assisting Skills II

4

MAST 1100Medical Insurance Management

2

MAST 1110Administrative Practice Management

3

MAST 1120Human Diseases

3

MAST 1170Medical Assisting Externship

6

MAST 1180Medical Assisting Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours: 63 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation