ASSOCIATE DEGREE
OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
1365 Clock Hours/75 Weeks /
70.5 Credit Hours

One of the objectives of the Medical Assistant Degree is to challenge the student to utilize learned critical thinking skills necessary in today's work environment. The curriculum content encompasses oral and written communication courses which will prepare the student to become an effective communicator. This general education background combined with the technical courses offered in the Medical Assistant program along with the college's "learn by doing" philosophy will prepare the student for the technical demands of the new millennium.

The Associate Degree will provide the student with the competitive edge, helping the student to become employable with more opportunities for advancement. It will give the credentials needed to help him/her succeed in the medical field.

Additional objectives of the program are to prepare the student for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Clinical Technician, Orderly, Ward Clerk, Medical Secretary, Medical Data Entry Specialist, Transcriptionist, Records/Insurance Clerk, and Medical Office Manager.

Medical Assistants qualify to take the Phlebotomy Registry (AMT), EKG Certification (NAHP), and RMA Certification (AMT) and hold certifications in First Aid and CPR. Graduates secure employment in hospitals, a variety of doctor's offices, clinical laboratories, medical supply companies, state agencies, insurance companies, transcription organizations, and a variety of other institutions that utilize clerical skills.

The objective of the Medical Assistant with an elective in Medical Secretary is to center on medical clerical skills necessary to succeed in the medical office environment. After completing this elective, the student will be prepared to work in medical transcription, insurance processing, and medical coding. The student will also learn to organize and maintain records in medical offices or in a hospital environment.
Additional objectives of the program are to prepare the student for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Medical Secretary, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Scheduler, Medical Coder, Medical Transcriptionist,  Electronic Medical Records/Insurance Clerk, Medical Accounts Receivable Specialist, Medical Office Clerical Coordinator, Hospital Unit Clerk, Medical Office Business Manager, and Medical Data Entry Specialist.

Graduates secure positions in hospitals, a variety of doctor's offices, medical and insurance billing companies, state agencies, insurance companies, transcription organizations, and a variety of other institutions that utilize clerical skills.
 
TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANT, THE FOLLOWING COURSES* ARE REQUIRED:

• Medical Terminology**
• Medical Theory I**
• Medical Theory II**
• Medical Theory III**†
• Medical Lab I**†
• Medical Lab II** †
• Medical Lab III** †
• Comp. Clinical Procedures
   and Pharmacology** †
• Medical Office Procedures/    Electronic Health Records**
• Computerized Medical Office    Procedures**
• Externship**

• Intermediate Computer    Applications
• Accounting I
• Intro to College English
• Intro to College Math
• Written Communications
• College Algebra
• Computer Fundamentals
• American Government &    Politics
• Communication Skills
• Earth Science
• Sociology

*DOES NOT INDICATE THE ORDER IN WHICH THESE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED.

**CORE CLASS FOR THIS PROGRAM.

COURSES EXCLUDED IF MEDICAL SECRETARY TRACK IS SELECTED.

THIS COURSE OUTLINE CONTAINS ONLY THE SUGGESTED SEQUENCES OF COURSE WORK.

INTRODUCTORY CLASSES ARE NOT CLCULATED TOWARDS GPA AND STUDENTS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THEM ONLY HAVE ONE ACADEMIC YEAR OF AID TO DO SO.

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Associate Degree of Applied Science in Medical Assistant
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OPEID-O30790 CIP CODES
51.0801
CREDENTIAL LEVEL 02

Occupation (SOC Codes) 31-9092.00  43-6013.00  43-4171.00

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     29-2012.00      31-9094.00
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Courses  Required
Course# Course Description Credit Hrs.
First Semester
MTH 095 Introduction to College Math 4
WRC 095 Introduction to College English 4
MED 100 Medical Terminology 4
CPF 100 Computer Fundamentals 3
COM 110 Communication Skills 3
AGP 120 American Government & Politics 3
  Total 13
Second Semester
MDT 101 Medical Theory I 5
MDL 101 Medical Lab I 2.5
ICA 110 Intermediate Computer Applications 5
  Total 12.5
Third Semester
MDT 121 Medical Theory II 5
MDL 121 Medical Lab II 2.5
ERS 110 Earth Science 3
MTH 110 College Algebra 3
  Total 13.5
Fourth Semester
MDT 231 Medical Theory III 5
MDL 231 Medical Lab III 2.5
WRC 110 Written Communications 3
MOP 110 Medical Office Procedures/Electronic Health Records 4
  Total 14.5
Fifth Semester
COP 200 Computerized Medical Office Procedures 3
ACT 120 Accounting I 4
SOC 110 Sociology 3
CCP 240 Comprehensive Clinical Procedures & Pharmacology 4
  Total 14
EXT 250 Externship 3
Elective Track Medical Secretary
Course# Course Description Credit Hrs.
ACA 200 Advanced Computer Applications** 5
KEY 221 Advanced Keyboarding Skills 3
MIB 101 Medical Insurance Billing** 4
MTR 210 Medical Transcription Skills** 4.5