One Associate of Applied Science degree and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree are available.
The program is pending accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs in conjunction with the American Association of Medical Assistants' Commission on Accreditation.
The following courses are required for an Associate of Applied Science degree and must completed with a 'C' or better in each identified course. MA 100 Technical General Education I 1-8 cr MA 101 Technical General Education II 1-8 cr MA 104 Intro. to Medical Assisting 3 cr MA 200 Clinical Medical Assisting 3 cr MA 201 Pharmacology for Allied Health 3 cr MA 202 Administration of Medications 2 cr MA 203 Phlebotomy 2 cr MA 204 Clinical Practice 3 cr MA 206 Administrative Practice 3 cr OT 120 Bookkeeping 4 cr HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 cr HO 106 Medical Terminology 3 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 203 Medical Office Procedures 3 cr HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 cr HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 cr BIOL 202 General Zoology 3 cr BIOS g301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS g302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 201 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr MATH 143 College Algebra 4 cr PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology I 3 cr
For course descriptions of the academic course required by the Medical Assistant AAS degree see the College of Arts and Sciences.
MA 100 Technical General Education I 1-8 credits. A review of mathematical skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percents and proportions. Written and oral communications with an emphasis on spelling and grammar.
MA 101 Technical General Education II 1-8 credits. Continuation of review of mathematical skills including elementary algebra. Written and oral communications with an emphasis on spelling and grammar.
MA 104 Introduction to Medical Assisting 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.
MA 200 Clinical Medical Assisting 3 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.
MA 201 Pharmacology For Allied Health 3 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.
MA 202 Administration of Medications 3 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.
MA 203 Phlebotomy 4 credits. Correct procedure for drawing blood for laboratory examination following laboratory rules and body fluid precautions.
MA 204 Clinical Practice 4 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.
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.
OT 120 Bookkeeping 3 credits. Covers the entire bookkeeping cycle for sole proprietorship bookkeeping. Includes journalizing, posting, financial statements, payroll and closing procedures.
HO 104 Medical Office Word Processing 3 credits. This course covers the formatting, editing and production of documents for the medical office including memoranda, letters, reports and medical papers.
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 3 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.
HO 201 ICD CM Coding Lab 2 credits. Practical application ICD Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. Prereq: In conjunction with HO 202.
HO 202 ICD9-CM Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing the International Classification of Diseases. PREREQ: HO 106.
HO 203 Medical Office Procedures 3 credits. Specialized preparation for work in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance offices and public health agencies. Theory as well as manual and computer applications for scheduling, insurance form preparation and review, day sheets and periodic reports.
HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 credits. Transcription of a wide variety of medical reports including History & Physicals, Discharge Summaries, Operative Reports, Consultations, Emergency Room, Obstetrics, Pathology, Autopsy, Radiology and others. PREREQ: HO 106.
HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and billing purposes utilizing CPT, and abstracting information from health care records.
HO 206 CPT Coding Lab 2 credits. Practical application of CPT Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. Prereq: In conjunction with HO 205.
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