MEDICAL ASSISTING (Administrative-Clinical) ( Official )
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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Health Sciences

Program Description:
The program prepares students to seek employment in medical offices or clinics performing administrative and clinical duties including records management, financial systems, laboratory procedures and medical transcription. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus clinical sites.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in coordination with the American Association of Medical Assistants. Upon successful completion of curriculum, a student is eligible to take the certification examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (convicted felons may not be eligible). A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Requirements for admission into the Medical Assisting Program are:
1. Completed application for admission to the program.
2. Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent with a 2.0 grade point average as well as in all college work.
3. Keyboarding speed of 30-35 wpm.
4. Eligibility for Engl 1A.
5. After acceptance into the program, submit a completed health form evidencing physical and emotional health including required immunizations/chest x-ray or Mantoux test.
6. Current CPR/BLS (Basic Life support) card, which must be maintained while in the program

Recommended preparation:
High school courses in human physiology, algebra, bookkeeping and typing.

Effective academic year: 2009-2010

Program Outcomes:

1. Medical Assisting student graduates will be able to demonstrate and perform technical skills related to administrative and clinical duties utilizing current technology and OSHA/CLIA standards required in the medical ambulatory settings.
2. Medical Assisting student graduates will be able to exhibit professionalism, skills required for employment and interpersonal skills in a culturally diverse community.
3. Medical Assisting student graduates will be able to apply cognitive skills to analyze, synthesize and evaluate ideas and information in a medical ambulatory setting.

Required Units in the Major:    39

Required Courses
  Semester I (16 units)
MA 110 - MEDICAL OFFICE MICROCOMPUTER MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS (1.0 units)
  MA 111A - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I (4.0 units)
  MA 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3.0 units)
  MA 122A - CLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES I (2.0 units)
  MA 122B - CLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES II (2.0 units)
  PYSO 100 - BASIC PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY (3.0 units)
  MA 109 - HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (1.0 units)
  &
  Winter Intersession (2 units)
MA 126 - PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS (2.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (17 units)
MA 111B - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES II (4.0 units)
  MA 113 - HUMAN DISEASE (3.0 units)
  MA 122C - CLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES III (4.0 units)
  MA 124 - MEDICAL OFFICE LABORATORY PROCEDURES (3.0 units)
  MA 127 - MEDICAL INSURANCE (3.0 units)
  &
  Summer Intersession (4 units)
MA 128 - CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (4.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None