Associates in Medical Assisting


Description

This program trains students to become multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians. Students will learn to perform duties under the direction of a physician in all areas of medical practice. In addition to learning the clinical aspects of the career, students will learn how to function in an administrative capacity at the medical office. A degree will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work required.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Association of Medical Assistants to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the National Healthcareer Association to sit for the following certification exams:

  • CCMA – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • CET – Certified EKG Technician
  • CPT – Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • CEHRS – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • CPCT – Certified Patient Care Technician

Students who have also successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which is the agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to sit for the Limited Radiograph examination to receive a Basic X-Ray License in the State of Florida.

Objectives

This program is designed to train the student to function effectively as an integral member of the physician’s health care team. Students will learn how to perform laboratory tasks including blood chemistry and urinalysis; clinical skills including X-ray, EKG, patient assisting, vital signs, injections, venipuncture, electronic medical records and administration skills.  Students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant. A degree will provide the competitive edge and career opportunity useful in the medical fields.

Prerequisites

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background Check and Drug Screening where applicable

Background Check and Drug Screening where applicable

Course Outline

To receive an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting, students must complete 36.5 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in the General Education courses for a total of 60.5 credit hours (1304 clock hours).  This degree program can be completed in 16 months (64 weeks) for full-time students or in 22 months (88 weeks) for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

Medical Assisting CORE Courses (36.5 credit hours)

Anatomy and Physiology  6.0 credit hours
Radiography 6.0 credit hours
Medical Office Management 4.5 credit hours
Medical Terminology 1.5 credit hours
Clinical Procedures 3.5 credit hours
Lab Procedures I 4.0 credit hours
Electronic Health Records 4.0 credit hours
Externship I 3.5 credit hours
Externship II 3.5 credit hours

Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

English (3.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 credit hours
General Marine Biology 3.0 credit hours
Social/Behavioral Science (3.0 credit hours)
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Lifespan Development 3.0 credit hours
Strategies and Success 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
CGS 1060       Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours

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