Description

The Medical Assisting program trains students to become multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians as medical assistants. Students will learn to perform duties under the direction of a physician in all areas of a medical practice. In addition to learning the clinical aspects of the career as a medical assistant, students will learn how to function in an administrative and clinical capacity in the medical office.

Objectives

The Medical Assisting 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, EKG, patient assisting, vital signs, injections, venipuncture and administration skills. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable
  • Please see Program Handbook and Externship Manual for additional program policies.

Medical Assisting Associate in Applied Science Degree

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting, students must complete 36.0 semester credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in the General Education courses for a total of 60.0 credit hours. This degree program can be completed in 16 months for full-time students or in 22 months for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

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Courses: 36.0 credit hours

Credit Hours
MEA 141: Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 5.0
MEA 142: Medical Office Management with Billing and Coding 4.5
MEA 143: Medical Terminology 5.0
MEA 144: Clinical Procedures 4.5
MEA 145: Lab Procedures I 5.0
MEA 146: Lab Procedures II 5.0
MEA 180: Externship I 3.5
MEA 181: Externship II 3.5

General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)

IDS 110: Strategies for Success 3.0
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology 3.0

Communications (3.0 credit hours)

SPC 101: Speech 3.0

Computers (3.0 credit hours)

CGS 106: Introduction to Computers 3.0

English (3.0 credit hours)

ENC 101: English Composition I 3.0

Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)

AML 100: American Literature 3.0

Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)

MAT 103: Intermediate Algebra 3.0

Natural Science (3.0 credit hours)

BSC 105: General Biology 3.0

Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
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.

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Core Courses: 36.5 credit hours

Credit Hours
MEA 1206C: Clinical Procedures 3.5
MEA 1236C: Anatomy and Physiology 6.0
MEA 1238: Medical Terminology 1.5
MEA 1265C: Lab Procedures I 4.0
MEA 1290C: Radiography 6.0
MEA 1300C: Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding 3.5
MEA 1304C: Medical Office Management 4.5
MEA 1346C: Electronic Health Records 4.0
MEA 1804: Externship I 3.5

General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Credit hours in parenthesis indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline. The courses listed are not all inclusive.

Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)

AMH 1010: American History Pre 1876 3.0
AMH 1020: American History Since 1876 3.0
DEP 2004: Lifespan Development 3.0
IDS 1107: Strategies and Success 3.0
POS 1041: Political Science 3.0
PSY 1012: Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SYG 1001: Sociology 3.0

Communications (3.0 credit hours)

SPC 1017: Speech 3.0

Computers (3.0 credit hours)

CGS 1060: Introduction to Computers 3.0

English (3.0 credit hours)

ENC 1101: English Composition I 3.0

Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)

AML 1000: American Literature 3.0
ENL 1000: English Literature 3.0

Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)

MAC 2105: College Algebra 3.0
MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra 3.0
STA 2023: Statistics 3.0

Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)

BSC 1005: General Biology 3.0
BSC 1050: Environmental Science 3.0
BSC 2006: Advanced Biology 3.0
BSC 2085: Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0
BSC 2086: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
OCB 1010: General Marine Biology 3.0

The following Natural Science Lab Courses are also available:

BSC 2085L: Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1.0
BSC 2086L: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1.0