6 Semester Program
One Associate of Applied Science degree and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree are available.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs in conjunction with the American Association of Medical Assistants' Curriculum Review Board. Graduates are eligible to write the National Certification Exam for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
The following courses must completed with a "C" or better in each identified course.MA 104 Intro to Medical Assisting 3 cr MA 200 Clinical Medical Assisting 4 cr MA 201 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2 cr MA 202 Administration of Medications 2 cr MA 203 Computers in Medical Assisting 4 cr MA 204 Clinical Practice 8 cr MA 205 Clinical Medical Assisting II 4 cr MA 206 Administrative Practice 4 cr MA 207 Professional Development 1 cr HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 cr HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 cr HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 cr HO 201 ICD CM Coding Lab 2 cr HO 202 ICD9-CM Coding 3 cr HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 cr HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 cr HO 206 CPT Coding Lab 2 cr ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr OR OT 120 Bookkeeping 3 cr BIOS g301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS g302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr
General Education Requirements:BIOL 202 General Zoology 3 cr BIOL 202L General Zoology Lab 1 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing 3 cr MATH 123 Mathematics in Modern Society 3 cr PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology I 3 cr TOTAL: 83 cr
ACAD 102 First Year Seminar 1 credit. Provides an extended orientation to the university for new students. Utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve students in resources and activities on campus. F, S
MA 104 Introduction to Medical Assisting I 3 credits. An introduction to Medical Assisting including the functions of a physician's office; the role and responsibilities of the profession, and the importance of the field. PREREQ: HO 105, 106. S
MA 199 Special Topics (variable) 108 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
MA 200 Clinical Medical Assisting 4 credits. Clinical assisting including vital signs; assisting with minor surgery; asepsis; health maintenance; disinfection and sterilization; data collection; assisting with the physical examination; application of bandages, dressing, splints and casts; emergency care; and specimen collection. Diagnostic tests, laboratory examinations and treatment modalities are covered. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOS 301, 302. S
MA 201 Pharmacology For Allied Health 2 credits. This course is designed for the health professional working outside of the hospital setting. This course reviews mathematical computations used in computing dosages. It introduces legislation relating to drugs, drug references, drug classifications and actions. The function of vitamins and minerals is covered as well as the subject of substance abuse. The effects of medications in the body systems details how specific drugs act on the body system. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOS 301, 302. S
MA 202 Administration of Medications 2 credits. The course covers the routes of administration and the proper methods of delivery of medication by those routes. Various types of medication are discussed as well as the absolute rules concerning medication administration. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOS 301, 302. S
MA 203 Computers in Medical Assisting 4 credits. Computerized data entry of demographic patient information, accounting, scheduling and insurance filing. Complete and accurate computer accounting process. Simulated exercises of all computerized functions as they pertain to the medical office. F
MA 204 Clinical Practice 8 credits. Application of the principals and practice of medical assisting in an internship/externship environment of a medical practice under the supervision of a physician and the medical practice staff. F, S
MA 205 Clinical Medical Assisting II 4 credits. Clinical assisting including speciality exams and procedures, radiology and diagnostic imaging, electrocardiography, urinalysis specimen collection and preparation, patient instruction, venipuncture, OSHA, and clinical laboratory. PREREQ: HO 106, MA 200, 201, 202, BIOS 301, 302. F
MA 206 Administrative Practice 4 credits. Application of the principles and practice of the business and management of a medical office in an internship/externship environment under the supervision of a physician and the management staff. F, S
MA 207 Professional Development 1 credit. Principles and applied techniques for Medical Assisting professional career development. Preparation for transition from school to the work place. PREREQ: HO 106, 202, 205, CIS 101 F
HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 credits. Introduction to allied health careers emphasizing the interrelationships and the team approach to health care.
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 credits. Body systems approach to theory and application of medical terms including anatomical, pathological, surgical and diagnostic as well as appropriate abbreviations.
HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 credits. Principles and application of law to health care organizations and personnel, standards of care and liability; covers tort, contract and statutory law. F, S
HO 201 ICD Coding Laboratory 2 credits. Practical application ICD Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. PREREQ: In conjunction with HO 202. F, S
HO 202 ICD 9-CM Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing the International Classification of Diseases. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOL 202, BIOS 301 & 302. F, S
HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 credits. Transcription of a wide variety of medical reports including history and physicals, discharge summaries, operative reports, consultations, emergency room, obstetrics, pathology, autopsy, radiology and others. PREREQ: HO 106. F, S
HO 205 CPT Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology in conjunction with documentation standards. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOL 202, BIOS 301 & 302. F, S
HO 206 CPT Coding Lab 2 credits. Practical application of CPT Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. PREREQ: In Conjunction with HO 205. F
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Revised: July 2001