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2018-2019

Career Certificate

Medical Assistant

The goal of this short-term training program in medical assisting is to prepare students for entry-level positions as Medical Assistants.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to function as a member of a diversified health care team.
  • Define the scope of practice and general responsibilities of a Medical Assistant.
  • Perform administrative office procedures with accuracy and proficiency.
  • Perform clinical tasks with accuracy under a supervising physician.
  • Display a professional manner and image when dealing with healthcare colleagues and patients.
  • Demonstrate standard safety and emergency practices and procedures.
  • Communicate professionally, accurately, and within legal/ethical boundaries.

Note:

This graduates of this program are able to transfer credits easily to the A.S. in Health Science degree.


General Education Requirements(7 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (3 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
Science
Choose one (1) of the following Science courses:
BS 100 Human Biology 4
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4

Career Requirements(24 credits)

Code Name Credits
HIT 104 Health Care Terminology 3
HIT 108 Health Record Content and Structure 1
HIT 120 Electronic Health Records 3
HIT 130 Introduction to Health Insurance 3
MAE 101 Administrative Principles and Practices for Medical Assistants 3
MAE 115 Phlebotomy 1
MAE 200 Clinical Principles and Procedures for Medical Assistants 4
MAE 250 Medical Assistant Internship 4
MAE 255 Medical Assistant Seminar 1
SC 201 Basic Pharmacology 1

Total Credits 31


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
BS 100 Human Biology OR BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
HIT 104 Health Care Terminology 3.0
HIT 120 Electronic Health Records 3.0
Total 13.0
Second Semester Credits
HIT 108 Health Record Content and Structure 1.0
HIT 130 Introduction to Health Insurance 3.0
MAE 101 Administrative Principles and Practices for Medical Assistants 3.0
MAE 115 Phlebotomy 1.0
MAE 200 Clinical Principles and Procedures for Medical Assistants 4.0
SC 201 Basic Pharmacology 1.0
Total 13.0
Third Semester Credits
MAE 250 Medical Assistant Internship 4.0
MAE 255 Medical Assistant Seminar 1.0
Total 5.0