2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Medical Assisting (AAS) A45400

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Employment opportunities include physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

MED 110Orientation to Med Assist
1
0

1

MED 121Medical Terminology I
3
0

3

MED 122Medical Terminology II
3
0

3

MED 130Admin Office Proc I
1
2

2

MED 131Admin Office Proc II
1
2

2

MED 140Exam Room Procedures I
3
4

5

MED 150Laboratory Procedures I
3
4

5

MED 240Exam Room Procedures II
3
4

5

MED 260MED Clinical Practicum
0
0
15

5

MED 262Clinical Perspectives
1
0

1

MED 264Med Assisting Overview
2
0

2

MED 270Symptomatology
2
2

3

MED 272Drug Therapy
3
0

3

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

OST 149Medical Legal Issues
3
0

3

Total Major Hours: 54

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

(MAT 143 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 16

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 70

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

MED 110Orientation to Med Assist
1
0

1

MED 121Medical Terminology I
3
0

3

MED 130Admin Office Proc I
1
2

2

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
6
16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

MED 122Medical Terminology II
3
0

3

MED 131Admin Office Proc II
1
2

2

MED 140Exam Room Procedures I
3
4

5

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
10
18

Summer Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
5
2
6

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

MED 240Exam Room Procedures II
3
4

5

MED 270Symptomatology
2
2

3

OST 149Medical Legal Issues
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
11
6
14

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
MED 150Laboratory Procedures I
3
4

5

MED 260MED Clinical Practicum
0
0
15

5

MED 262Clinical Perspectives
1
0

1

MED 264Med Assisting Overview
2
0

2

MED 272Drug Therapy
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
9
4
15
16

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 70