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 including a focus on radiography, students will learn how to function in an administrative capacity at the medical office. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work required.

Students who have also successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Office Basic X-Ray Technician 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 Radiography examination to receive a Basic X-Ray License in the State of Florida.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Office Basic X-Ray Technician 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 a Diploma in Medical Office Basic X-Ray from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to National Healthcareer Association to sit for the following certification exams:

  • CCMA – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • CET – Certified EKG Technician
  • CPT – Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The following additional certification examinations may be taken for a fee:

  • CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • CEHRS – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • CPCT – Certified Patient Care Technician

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. with a direct focus on radiography and administration skills. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant and Medical Assistant with Basic Machine Operator License.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent
  • Pass the entrance examination

Prerequisites

  • Background check and drug screening where applicable
  • Please see Program Handbook and Externship Manual for additional program policies.

Medical Office Basic X-Ray Technician Degree

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
Course Outline

To receive an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Office Basic X-Ray Technician, students must complete 44.5 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in the General Education courses for a total of 68.5 credit hours (2907 clock hours). This degree program can be completed in 18 months (72 weeks) for full-time students or in 27 months (108 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: 44.5 credit hours

Course 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
MEA1292C: Radiography II 4.0
MEA1294C: Radiography III 2.0
MEA1295: Radiography Licensure Review 2.0
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 1814: Externship 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

Medical Office Basic X-Ray Technician Course Descriptions

MEA 1206C: Clinical Procedures (3.5 credit hours)
This course will provide skills and knowledge for the student to assist the practitioner with all aspects of the clinical practice. These skills will include patient care and preparation for examinations, procedures and treatments. Where appropriate, students will perform diagnostic testing. In addition, students will gain and apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control in the medical office. Equipment use, care and routine maintenance will be covered. Course appropriate pharmacology will be presented. Didactic portions of this course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

MEA 1236C: Anatomy and Physiology (6.0 credit hours)
This course provides and introduction to the various systems of the body and principles of human physiology. The course will include the study of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems, integumentary and lymphatic systems. Didactic portions of this course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

MEA 1238: Medical Terminology (1.5 credit hours)
This course provides instruction on the basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, roots and combining forms and plurals. In addition, the student will learn the correct pronunciation, spelling and the definition of medical terms. Didactic portions of this course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required. (Co-requisite: MEA 1304C)

MEA 1265C: Lab Procedures I (4.0 credit hours)
This course constitutes an introduction to clinical chemistry, equipment and basic laboratory diagnostic testing on urine and serum. The student will learn through laboratory experience and lecture the physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine. The student will learn proper techniques of collection of specimens for laboratory testing. Pharmacology appropriate to the module will be presented. Didactic portions of this course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

MEA 1290C: Radiography (6.0 credit hours)
This course provides instruction in positioning of patients, principals of digital radiography and how to handle radiological equipment. Students will learn patient preparation, and the use of ancillary equipment. The identification of safety hazards and relevant precautionary measures will be addressed. Didactic portions of this course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

MEA 1292C: Radiography II (4.0 credit hours)
This course provides a review of skeletal anatomy, pathology and radiographic procedures related to upper extremities, lower extremities and spine. Principals of digital radiography and how to handle radiological equipment. Students will learn patient preparation, and the use of ancillary equipment. The identification of safety hazards and relevant precautionary measures will be addressed. Outside work required. Pre-requisite: MEA 1290C

MEA 1294C: Radiography III (2.0 credit hours)
This course provides a review of skeletal anatomy, pathology and radiographic procedures related to the bony thorax, chest and abdomen. Principals of digital radiography and how to handle radiological equipment. Students will learn patient preparation, and the use of ancillary equipment. The identification of safety hazards and relevant precautionary measures will be addressed. Outside work required. Pre-requisite: MEA 1292C; Co-requisite: MEA 1295

MEA 1295: Radiography Licensure Review (2.0 credit hours)
This course provides a comprehensive review of the program learning objectives to prepare the students to take and pass the Basic X-Ray Machine Operator exam. Outside work required. Co-requisite: MEA 1294C

MEA 1300C: Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding (3.5 credit hours)
This course will introduce students to the medical billing and coding practices from beginning to end in the healthcare industry and provide an overview of insurance technology. To introduce students to time and quality Medical Billing and Coding Specialist practice requirements and skills. Students will be introduced and develop a broad understanding of ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS II coding with manuals and health information and medical records management including the claims process. Students will also develop an understanding of wellness and disease concepts. Didactic portions of this course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

MEA 1304C: Medical Office Management (4.5 credit hours)
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of the operation and maintenance of a medical office. This instruction will include use of computerized software for a medical office. Students will learn to apply bookkeeping principles, perform procedural and diagnostic coding, document and maintain accounting and banking records. Medical ethics, legal concepts and liabilities, professionalism and communication skills will also be covered. Didactic portions of this course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required. Co-requisite: MEA 1238

MEA 1346C: Electronic Health Records (4.0 credit hours)
The course introduces the student to computerized medical office management using a current industry standard application such as Medisoft or Medical Manager. The student will learn how to set up support files and maintain patient information. The course includes instruction in accounting, communications, insurance claims processing, practice management, office management, appointments, clinical histories, billing and report generating. Didactic portions of this course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

MEA 1814 Externship (3.5 credit hours)
This course is designed to simulate the working environment of a health care facility as closely as possible. The student will be placed in a physician’s office, clinic, or other suitable facility to practice and enhance their clinical and administrative skills. The student will be supervised by the physician or other qualified health care practitioner and will experience all aspects of the medical facility. Prerequisites: MEA 1236C, MEA 1238, MEA 1290C, MEA 1304C, MEA 1206, MEA 1265C, MEA 1292C, MEA1294C, MEA1295C, MEA 1300C, MEA 1346C

General Education Course Descriptions

AMH 1010: American History Pre 1876 (3.0 credit hours)
This course examines American history from 1492 to 1876 by focusing on political, economic and diplomatic events. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

AMH 1020: American History Since 1876 (3.0 credit hours)
This course examines American history since 1876 by focusing on political, economic and diplomatic events. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

AML 1000: American Literature (3.0 credit hours)
This course explores select American literary texts. Historical background and social forces, which shape literature, are emphasized. Literary genres and elements are explored. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

BSC 1005: General Biology (3.0 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to elementary cell chemistry, structure, metabolism, and reproduction. It includes the study of energy capture and transfer by cells, DNA structure, replication and function, the nature of heredity and the genetic basis of speculation, and theories of the origin of life and evolution. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

BSC 1050: Environmental Science (3.0 credit hours)
This course studies the structure and function of ecosystems. Topics include biological and non-biological components, resource availability and preservation and interplay among human populations and ecosystems. This course stresses understanding of important environmental issues and human influences and realistically evaluates current options to leading to environmental stability on the local, regional and global scales. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

BSC 2006: Advanced Biology (3.0 credit hours)
This course introduces the principles of classification and briefly surveys the five kingdoms of living organisms. It then compares the body plans of plants and animals and their mechanisms for nutrient procurement and processing, gas exchange, transport, osmotic regulation and waste removal, movement, reproduction and development, integration, homeostasis and response to the environment. Patterns of interaction of organisms with each other and with their environment are also investigated. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required. Prerequisite: BSC 1005

BSC 2085: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3.0 credit hours)
This course provides basic structure, function and chemistry of the body. Topics include terminology, chemistry, cell biology, tissues, cellular respiration and body systems including skeletal, muscular, respiratory, reproductive and integumentary systems. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

BSC 2085L: Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1.0 credit hour)
Laboratory experience includes microscopic observation, experimentation, study of anatomical models and dissection. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required. Co-requisite: BSC 2085

BSC 2086: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (3.0 credit hours)
This course continues BSC 2085 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I), with emphasis on circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, nervous and urinary systems. Topics include blood, sense organs, nutrition and metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance and acid-base balance. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required. Prerequisite: BSC 2085

BSC 2086L: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1.0 credit hour)
Laboratory experience includes microscopic observation, experimentation, study of anatomical models and dissection. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required. Co-requisite: BSC 2086

CGS 1060: Introduction to Computers (3.0 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of operating personal computer equipment including the basics of word processing, database management, electronic spreadsheets and presentation graphics. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

DEP 2004: Lifespan Development (3.0 credit hours)
Explores human development and examines theories and empirical studies dealing with human cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in the context of a lifespan. Explores emergent and controversial topics relevant to a student’s home and work environment. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

ENC 1101: English Composition I (3.0 credit hours)
This course is designed to develop students’ writing skills in order to achieve professional life advancement and obtain skills for life-long learning. These skills include writing clear, well-developed paragraphs, essays, and research papers. This course teaches the principles of pre-writing, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing paragraphs and essays. It includes basic research and documentation methods. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

ENL 1000: English Literature (3.0 credit hours)
This course explores select British literary texts. Historical background and social forces, which shape literature, are emphasized. Literary genres and elements are explored. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

IDS 1107: Strategies for Success (3.0 credit hours)
Drawing on learning and cognitive theory, this course teaches persistence and high achievement skills to enable students to establish foundations upon which to build in order to develop essential academic skills for enhanced and continued learning. Central to the philosophy of the course is the concept that individuals are responsible for their own actions and can regulate their own behavior through goal setting, self-reflection, and self-evaluation, not only in an academic environment, but for preparation for professional life advancement, as well as for lifelong learning. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

MAC 2105: College Algebra (3.0 credit hours)
This course prepares the student for disciplines involving quantitative calculations. Covered topics include set theory, operations with algebraic expressions, radicals, exponents, linear and quadratic equations with applications, graphing, and inequalities. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required. Prerequisite: MAT 1033

MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra (3.0 credit hours)
This course covers topics such as factoring; operations with rational expressions, absolute value; exponents, radicals and roots; linear and quadratic equations and linear inequalities and graphs, all with applications. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

OCB 1010: General Marine Biology (3.0 credit hours)
This course is a systematic interdisciplinary study of the history, economics, ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, geography, physics, and meteorology of the marine environment. The interconnections between all facets of the marine environment and human influences are stressed. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

PHY 2001: General Physics I (3.0 credit hours)
This course presents basic concepts and principles of physics, including practical examples that demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines. Topics include motion, gravity, vectors, momentum, energy, vibrations, waves, heat, and thermodynamics. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

POS 1041: Political Science (3.0 credit hours)
This course is a study of how democratic America has evolved from an agrarian to a post-industrial society. Particular attention is paid to the constitution and to the three branches of government. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

PSY 1012: Introduction to Psychology (3.0 credit hours)
In this course, the student is introduced to the fundamental study of behavior, animal and human, with major emphasis placed on human behavior. Student will become acquainted with concepts such as learning, perception, intelligence measurement, personality structure, behavior disorders, human development, social pressures and research methods. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

SPC 1017: Speech (3.0 credit hours)
The student will be instructed on preparation and delivery of different types of speeches, as well as learn techniques to improve interpersonal communication skills, with emphasis on effective communication techniques and working in teams in order to develop essential academic skills for enhanced and continued learning. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required.

STA 2023: Statistics (3.0 credit hours)
This is an introductory course in statistics for the social sciences and business. Topics include the statistical methods dealing with data collection, grouping, and presentation, organization of data measures of central tendency and dispersion, distributions, probability, correlation, estimation, hypothesis testing, goodness-of-fit and contingency table analysis. This course may be available via distance education delivery methods. Outside work required. Prerequisite: MAT 1033

SYG 1001 Sociology (3.0 credit hours)
This course is a study of human society with emphasis on customs, groups, organizations, colleges, classes, and social processes. The course is also designed as an introduction to the discipline and methods of sociology. This course may be available via distance education.