Medical Assisting Diploma D45400

Curriculum Description:
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

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 medical administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.  Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

See Medical Assisting program outcomes as assessed by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. 

Diploma Course and Hour Requirements: 48 Semester Hours Credit

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I.      General Education Courses (6 SHC)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30003
ENG 112Writing/Research In the Disciplines30003

III.     Major Courses (31 SHC)

MED 110Orientation to Medical Assisting10001
MED 130Administrative Office Procedures I12002
MED 140Exam Room Procedures I34005
MED 150Lab Procedures I34005
MED 260MED Clinical Practicum001505

        Anatomy & Physiology

BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology42005

        Medical/Legal Issues

MED 118Medical Law and Ethics20002

        Terminology

MED 121Medical Terminology I30003
MED 122Medical Terminology II30003

        Other Major Hours (11 SHC)

MED 240Exam Room Procedures II34005
MED 262Clinical Perspectives10001
MED 272Drug Therapy30003
MED 276Patient Education12002

DEVELOPMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, ACA 085
        
PREREQUISITE:  CIS 110