Medical Assisting

Curriculum Objective: (30 Weeks)

Career Possibilities:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller
  • Front or Back Office

This program is designed to prepare students for positions as a Medical Assistant or Medical Biller in both clinical and administrative capacity. The course focuses on Providing knowledge and understanding of basic human anatomy and common pathology, medical insurance, coding and billing procedures.

MA 100 Front Office Procedures

This title will not replace any of the students learning materials or projects. This is an introduction course for all students entering into computers training. Student will learn the basics of computer operations. The student will receive extensive training in all aspects of window operations. Providing students with all of the necessary skills to achieve a high level of expertise in selected office applications. Through classroom, practice and training, students will attain all of the key skills required in the business world. By taking typing lessons, schedule appointments, compose business letters, filing, obtaining medical triage and build a resume with employment skills.

MA 200 Basic Life Support

This will not replace any of students learning materials or projects. This course will cover the respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and the nervous system. Student will learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adult, child, and infant. This course will also cover first aide for minor injuries.

MA 300 Medical Terminology

This course is designed to provide the student with basic fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology including, body organization, cell-tissue-membranes, special senses, endocrine, musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, and related pathology.

MA 400 Lab Procedures

This will not replace any of the students learning material or projects. This class will cover the Latin basis of medical terms and the understanding of the entire medical terminology systems. The knowledge of the Greek and Latin elements will enable the students to understand and interpret abundance of medical terms. The student will learn elements, root elements, suffixes, etc. Various body systems and their functions will be covered in this and the following class. Additional topics are covered: Skeletal System, Muscular System, Circulatory System and Immune System. Students will learn how to measure bone density using state of the art bone densitometry sonometer.And students will cover how to follow the OSHA guidelines and learn about infection control, EKG and injections including capillary punctures and Venipuncture during lab procedures

MA 500 Exam Procedures

This title will not replace any of the students learning materials or projects. This course is designed to give the students an in-depth study of the current issues in the field of medical assisting and what the students can expect from this career. The students will learn the history and current issues in the allied health care role of the medical assistant and learn more on law and ethics for the medical assistant. Additional topics are covered: The Senses, Integumentary System, Endocrine System and Reproductive System. And student will learn how to perform visual acuity test and along with the Ishihara method exam. Other exams that students perform are glucose screening, hematocrit screening and hcg test.

MA 600 Minor Surgical Procedures.

This course will not replace any learning material or projects. This course is designed to provide the student with basic fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology including body organization, cell-tissue-membranes. The students will have the learning ability to assist in minor surgical procedures, sterilize instruments, know how to put sterile gloves, and remove sutures.

Skills you will Learn
  • Office Skills
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Coding
  • Billing Procedures
  • Clinical Skills
  • Lab Procedures
  • Exam Methods
  • Assisting Procedures
  • CPR

MA 700 Externship (160 Hours, 5.3 Hours Credit)

The students are required to work in a clinic or a hospital as an intern for a one-month period, performing various duties that they have learned during their program. This is designed to give the students on-the-job experience while still in school. The progress of the students is managed on a weekly basis and any issues that come up during the Externship are dealt with before the student is awarded his/her diploma.

CD 101 Career Development

The purpose of this course is to teach the student skills to enable them to acquire position leading to a substantial career. Students will learn: Interviewing Skills, Conducting the Successful Job Search, Discovering the Hidden Job Market, Preparing Resumes and Cover Letters as well as mock interviews.

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