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Medical Assistant Courses

Medical Assistant Courses

Combine A Blend of Clinical and Administrative Skills Through Compassion & Caring Ignite your people-person skills and hunger for variety in a fulfilling career as a medical assistant. As you gain hands-on training in the health-care field, you will grow confidence knowing you will have a variety of opportunities to invest your valuable skills in being an important part of a medical team.

Students will prepare for the future through 50 credit hours of academic work including:

Major: Medical Assistant

Certificate: Computer Systems Technician
Credit Hours: 50.0
Time: 10.5 months

Objective:
The Medical Assistant Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as medical assistants in a variety of health care settings. Students learn the structure and function of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computers skills, administrative processes and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims. Graduates are prepared to sit for the AMT Registered Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist examinations for certification.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MAC-100 Introduction to Medical Assisting Clinical Aspects 7.0
MAC-101 Introduction to Medical Assisting Front Office 7.0
MAC-102 Digestive, Pharmacology & Pathology 7.5
MAC-103 Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, Sensory & Psychology 7.5
MAC-104 Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Endocrine, Lymphatic & Immune 7.5
MAC-105 Urinary, Reproductive, Pediatric Development & Geriatric Care 7.5
MAC-106 Medical Assistant Externship 6.0
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 50.0

MAC-100 Introduction to Medical Assisting Clinical Aspects

Credit Hours: 7.0
Prerequisite(s): None

Upon Successful completion of the course the student will have working knowledge of medical terminology. They will be trained in OSHA, HIPAA, and Blood Borne Pathogens. Students will have an understanding of the professional role the medical assistant has in the clinic setting. Students will be given an understanding of the history of medicine, medical law and Ethics and grammar skills. The student will have the basic training in the clinical aspects of Medical Assisting.

MAC-101 Introduction to Medical Assisting Front Office

Credit Hours: 7.0
Prerequisite(s): None

Upon completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate and understand the administrative side of Medical assisting. The student will obtain skills in scheduling patients, maintaining medical records, determine insurance coverage, prepare financial reports and correspondences, as well as have a working knowledge of medical coding.

MAC-102 Digestive/Pharmacology/Pathology

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): MAC-100, MAC-101

This course provides students with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system. This course includes basic lab calculations as well as a comprehensive look at the principles of human organisms and diseases in the human body. Students should also have an understanding of CLIA while building on the basic clinical skills.

MAC-103 Musculoskelatal/Integumentary/Sensory/Psychology

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): MAC-100, MAC-101

This course provides students with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system, integumentary system, sensory system, and the nervous system. This course covers the care, treatment and understanding of illness, injury and diseases related to these systems. Students will also learn the psychological effects of health on patients. Students will also build on previous learned lab skills.

MAC-104 Cardiovascular/Respiratory/Endocrine/Lymphatic/Immune

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): MAC-100, MAC-101

This course provides students with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, Respiratory System, Endocrine System, Lymphatic System, and Immune System. This course covers the care, treatment and understanding of illness, injury and diseases related to these systems. Students will also gain knowledge of minor surgery and instrument care. Students will also learn the psychological effects of health on patients. Students will also build on previous learned lab skills.

MAC-105 Urinary/Reproductive/Pediatric Development/Geriatric Care

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): MAC-100, MAC-101

This course provides students with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system and the reproductive system. This course covers the care, treatment and understanding of illness, injury and diseases related to these systems as well as an understanding of human development from birth to death. Students will also gain knowledge of exam procedures and modality use. Students will also build on previous learned lab skills.

MAC-106 Externship - Medical Assistant Certificate Program Externship

Credit Hours: 6.0
Prerequisite(s): All Courses

Upon successful completion of all terms the medical assistant student will participate in a 160-hour externship at an approved facility. The externship will provide the student an opportunity to apply principles and practices learned in the program. Externs work under the direct supervision of qualified personnel at their extern site as well as supervision by the school staff. Evaluations of the extern will be performed at 80 and 160 hour intervals. Completed evaluation forms become a permanent part of the student’s records. Students must successfully complete their externship to fulfill all requirements for graduation.