SOC Code: 31-9092.00 CIP CODE: 51.0801

73 Credit Hours

Description

Medical Assisting is a multi-skilled allied health profession whose practitioners work primarily in medical offices and clinics.  Medical Assistants function as members of the health-care delivery team and perform many administrative and clinical procedures.  The business administrative duties include scheduling and receiving patients, obtaining patient’s data, maintaining medical records, handling telephone calls, correspondence, reports and manuscripts; assuming responsibility for office care and handling insurance matters, office accounts, fees and collections.  The clinical duties vary and may include preparing patients for examination, obtaining vital signs, taking medical histories, assisting with examinations and treatments, performing routine office laboratory procedures and electrocardiograms, preparing  and administering medications and immunizations, sterilizing instruments and equipment for office procedures, and instructing patients in preparation for X-Ray and laboratory examinations.

Prerequisites

Proof of High School Diploma or GED. 

The curriculum is based on as many hours of theory and practical instruction as each subject requires in order for the student to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills. It also includes the designated hours for clinical experience necessary to acquire the skills and the experience to perform a professional service.

Medical Assistant Classes offered are bilingual (English/Spanish).

Gainful Employment

Courses

CourseTitlesHours
Total Credits73
ENGC05English3
MAT 010College Algebra3
PSYC100Psychology3
SPC001Public Speech 3
NUT012Nutrition 3
COMP101Introduction to Computers 3
HLTWK01Health Care Worker Basics/HIV IAIDS2
MT103Medical Terminology 2
MOS104Medical Assistant Office Skills 3
PHL105Medical Assistant 4
EKG106Medical Assistant EKG Technology 4
AP110Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PHAR111Pharmacology I4
AP120Anatomy & Physiology II4
PHAR112Pharmacology II 4
PHAR112LPharmacology Clinical/ Lab 4
MA110Medical Assistant I 4
MA120Medical Assistant II4
BXR106Basic X-Ray 3
BXR106LBasic X-Ray Clinical/Lab 1
MA110LMedical Assistant Clinical/Lab I 4
MA120LMedical Assistant Clinical/Lab II 4

Medical Assistant Program Course Descriptions

The course numbering system reflects the program and level of courses. Acronyms are used to identify the program while the numbering system reflects the level of program.

ENGC05 English

This course will teach the student about the writing process, editing skills, problems with verb usage, verb agreement and consistency, paragraph creation, sentence creation, writing an essay, compound sentences, common sentence errors, spelling errors, modifiers, mistakes with modifiers, and run on sentences.

MAT 010 College Algebra

The student will learn whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, rates, and proportions, percentages, units of measure, geometry, statistics, signed numbers, and introduction to algebra.

PSYC100 Psychology

This well teach the science of psychology, the biological perception, learning, memory, cognitive psychology, thinking, intelligence and language, motives and emotions, sexuality and gender, stress and health, social psychology, theories of personality, psychological disorders, and psychological therapies.

SPC001 Public Speech

The student will learn the following in this course, introduction to communication, communication confidence, ethical communication, listing and critical thinking skills, choosing topics, analyzing your audience, integrating supporting material, organizing ideas, outlining a presentation, using appropriate language, delivery a presentation, undersign persuasive principles, using arguments and using communication in the 21st century, speech outlines.

NUT012 Nutrition

This course will teach the student how to evaluate and create a diet for patients with specific needs. The student will understand the type a diet a person should be on to promote healthy living. The student will learn the relationship of nutrition and medication therapy.

COMP101 Introduction to Computers

This course will teach the student how to create and save a new document, navigate in word for windows, add a graphic to a document, how to use the spell check, use the Microsoft help system, format and organize text, change paragraph and text layout, create and modify list, insert and format headers, how to use graphic and tables, setting tab stops, how to modify text and boxes and shapes, how to create and format a table, cut and paste text and pictures, insert hyperlinks, creating mailing labels, create a merge mail list and create and insert columns.

HLTWK01 Health Care Worker Basics/HIV AIDS

Knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations, oral and written communications skills, professional ethics and legal responsibilities, understanding the concept of applying wellness and diseases concepts, emergency situations response, infection control, employability skills, resume writing, blood borne disease, basic math skills, critical thinking skills and leadership skills within the health team, four hour of HIV/AIDS training are included.

MT103 Medical Terminology

The student will learn to identify word parts of medical terminology, build words, spell and pronounce them correctly. Learn the appropriate terms from word parts and their meaning. Spell and use medical abbreviations, recognize and identify terminology of hospital and clinic forms. Learn how to use basic medical terminology.

MOS104 Medical Assistant Office Skills

The student will learn appropriate methods of preparing and organizing and maintaining medical records, select appropriate procedure and diagnostic codes, process insurance date and claims, develop and maintain billing and collection system, keyboards documents using Medical Office Software, perform various financial procedures, billing and collection procedure, and payroll procedures.

PHL105 Medical Assistant

The student will learn the relation of phlebotomy to the healthcare setting, the anatomic structure and function of body systems in relations to services performed by a phlebotomist, identify collection reagents supplies, equipment and interfering chemical substances, knowledge of skills to perform phlebotomy, practice infection control following universal precautions, the process of collecting specimens, quality assurance in phlebotomy, using the correct equipment for blood drawing, performing the correct procedure to collect a blood sample and making a blood smear.

EKG106 Medical Assistant EKG Technology

This course will teach the student to identify the cardiovascular system, legal and ethical responsibilities of an EKG aide, maintain a safe environment, maintain the EKG equipment, three types of lead systems, proper lead placement, perform a 12 lead EKG, perform a rhythm strip, calculate the QRS complex and PR interval, trace and mount an EKG strip, recognize a cardiac emergency as seen on the EKG, verify the requisition order, prepare patient for EKG testing and use precautions required to perform an EKG.

AP110 Anatomy & Physiology I

Describe the relationships of body systems in providing client care. Describe the structure and function of the various body systems. Understand the diseases that affect this body system. This course will teach the following systems: respiratory system, cardio-vascular system, muscular-skeletal systems, nervous system, skin, and sensory systems. Teaching the client how the body functions. Understanding the human development process and the different stages of human growth.

PHAR111 Pharmacology I

The student will learn the accurate dosage calculations, demonstrate the six rights of medication administration, observe and respond to the clients need for medication and monitor and document use of controlled substances.

AP120 Anatomy & Physiology II

Describe the relationships of body systems in providing client care. Describe the structure and function of the various body systems. Understand the diseases that affect this body system. This course will teach the following systems: reproductive system, urinary systems, digestive systems, and endocrine system. Teaching the client how the body functions. Understanding the human development process and the different stages of human growth.

PHAR112 Pharmacology II

The student will learn how to administer various types of medication such as topical medication, inhalants, oral medications, sublingual medication, rectal medication, vaginal medication, eye medications, ear drops, nose drops, intramuscular injection (including Z-tract), intra-dermal injection and subcutaneous injection.

PHAR112L Pharmacology Clinical/ Lab

Demonstrate accurate dosage calculations, demonstrate the six rights of medication administration, observe and respond to the clients need for medication and monitor and document use of controlled substances. How to administer various type of medication such as topical medication, inhalants, oral medications, sublingual medication, rectal medication, vaginal medication, eye medications, ear drops, nose drops, intramuscular injection (including Z-tract), intra-dermal injection and subcutaneous injection.

MA110 Medical Assistant I

Demonstrate communication skills used by medical assistant, use medical terminology, the role of the medical assistant, knowledge of the medical assistances legal responsibilities, distinguish the staff and physicians liabilities, how to prevent liability, understanding the anatomy and physiology of the human body, use proper sanitation, disinfection and sterilization procedures, sterilize and maintain instruments, wrap articles for autoclave, chemically disinfect articles, safely handle contaminated equipment and supplies, create and maintain sterile fields for dressing and minor surgery, hand washing, prepare for minor surgical procedures, practice quality assurance and safety, learn fundamentals of microbial control and use aseptic techniques, remove sutures, and disposing of contaminated materials.

MA120 Medical Assistant II

The student will learn to operate emergency equipment, perform occult blood test, prepare specimens for outside lab tests, test urine, instruct patients in how to obtain specimen of fecal, urine, and sputum test, perform urinalysis, do blood type for ABO and Rh, perform hematocrit, do hemoglobin tests, perform serum cholesterol test, perform glucose testing, perform urine pregnancy slide agglutination test, assist the physicians with physical examination, measure and record vital signs, recognize abnormal and danger signs of vital signs, learn how to apply and use medical instrumentation modalities, record patient data, apply all types of roller bandages, perform visual and auditory screening and perform minor treatments as directed by the physician.

BXR106 Basic X-Ray

This course will teach the student how to position patients for basic x-ray, how to process x-ray film and maintain film files, evaluate x-ray film quality, x-ray principles and safety practices, instruct patients in x-ray preparation, provide appropriate protection for patients and staff in the presence of ionizing radiation and maintain a safe working environment in radiological work areas.

BXR106L Basic X-Ray Clinical/Lab

This course will teach the student how to position patients for basic x-ray, how to process x-ray film and maintain film files, evaluate x-ray film quality, x-ray principles and safety practices, instruct patients in x-ray preparation, provide appropriate protection for patients and staff in the presence of ionizing radiation and maintain a safe working environment in radiological work areas.

MA110L Medical Assistant Clinical/Lab I

The student will practice in the lab setting all the skills learned in MAAS08 – Medical Assistant I.

MA120L Medical Assistant Clinical/Lab II

The student will practice in the lab setting all the skills learned in MAAS08 – Medical Assistant I, and practice in a laboratory setting all EKG and Skills. The student will be required to do an externship rotation. The institution will assign the designated clinical site and hours.

Program Information

Tuition and FeesMedical Assisting DegreeTimeframe
Total$25,000.00
Tuition$23,700.0073 Credit Hours
Registration Fee$100.00 (non-refundable)80 Weeks
Uniforms and Lab Fess$1200.00 (non-refundable)

A Clock hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of supervised instruction and a ten minutes break.

One credit Hour is equivalent to:
Theory = 15 Clock Hrs.
Lab = 30 Clock Hrs.
Ext. = 45 Clock Hrs.

Method of Payment

The school offers financial aid help to those who qualify.
The school offers payment plans.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of 73 Credit hours of theory and clinical practice.
  2. Passing a final written examination with 75% (C) or more.
  3. Meeting all financial obligations to the school.

Award

Associate in Science Degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for graduation.