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Medical Assistant

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Course Cirriculum


B101 Business Communication For Careers 1

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to use basic grammar and parts of speech.
(Prerequisite: None)


B102 Business Communication For Careers 2

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn sentence structure to write effectively. Emphasis is on punctuation and skills needed for effective business english. (Prerequisite: None)


B103 Business Communication For Careers 3

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn correct usage in written and oral communications for business. (Prerequisite: None)


C101 Computer 1

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basic use of word processor and spreadsheet applications.
(Prerequisite: None)


C102 Computer 2

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basic use of database and presentation applications.
(Prerequisite: None)


C106 Computer 6

25 Clock Hours – 5 Lecture 20 Lab – 1.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn computerized medical office software for use in claims generation and financial management. (Prerequisite: None)


J100 Job Readiness

25 Clock Hours – 5 Lecture 20 Lab – 1.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to develop possibilities for employment by preparing resumes and interviewing successfully. (Prerequisite: None)


K101 Keyboarding 1

50 Clock Hours – 10 Lecture 40 Lab – 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to perform the proper keyboarding and formatting techniques. Students will have a goal for speed and accuracy to reach 29 words per minute.
(Prerequisite: None)


M101 Infection Control & Medical Office Environment

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn infection-control techniques and HIV, Hepatitis, and other Blood-Borne Pathogens. (Prerequisite: None)


M102 Integumentary & Skeletal Systems, Medical History

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn to identify the structures and functions of the human body. This includes the integumentary system and skeletal system. Students will be able to prepare medical history forms. (Prerequisite: None)


M103 Muscular & Nervous Systems, Physical Exam

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn to identify and understand the muscular system and the nervous system. Students will be able to assist with the physical exam. (Prerequisite: None)


M104 Cardiovascular System & Phlebotomy

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn to identify and understand the cardiovascular system and perform blood testing and obtaining blood samples. (Prerequisite: None)


M105 Immune & Respiratory Systems, Specialty Practices

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn to identify and understand the immune system, respiratory system, and assist with specialized examinations or minor surgery. (Prerequisite: None)


M106 Digestive & Endocrine Systems, Nutrition

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn to identify and understand the digestive system and endocrine system. Students will learn nutrition and special diets. (Prerequisite: None)


M107 Sensory & Urinary Systems

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn to identify and understand the sensory system and urinary system. (Prerequisite: None)


M108 Reproductive System, Pharmacology & Medication Administration

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn to identify and understand the reproductive system. Students will learn the value of drugs and the regulations as how to dispensing and administering drugs. Students will learn how to assist with performing electrocardiograms. (Prerequisite: None)


M109 First Aid, CPR & Radiology

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
The students will learn how to assist with and perform first aid and CPR. (Prerequisite: None)


M200 Externship

125 Clock Hours – 125 Ext. – 4.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will perform on-the-job training that utilizes the skills that the student has learned in class in an office setting including, but not limited to, doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, or nursing homes. Confidence building, interpersonal relationship, and good patient involvement are stressed. (Prerequisite: Completion of program course requirements)


M301 Medical Terminology

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn terminology commonly used in the medical field, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, and medical abbreviations. (Prerequisite: None)


M302 Medical Office 1

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to perform tasks required in a medical office. Students will learn medical ethics and various laws and regulatory agencies. (Prerequisite: None)


M303 Medical Office 2

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn how to use coding systems (CPT – ICD) and prepare medical insurance forms. (Prerequisite: None)


O101 Office Procedures 1

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn business office procedures, filing, office machines, processing mail, and ethics. Prerequisite: None)


O102 Office Procedures 2

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the telephone systems and procedures for communicating properly, time management and working with others. (Prerequisite: None)


O103 Office Procedures 3

25 Clock Hours – 20 Lecture 5 Lab – 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the fundamental business calculations used in today’s workplace, processing and understanding financial information. (Prerequisite: None)


P100 Professional Development

25 Clock Hours – 25 Lecture 2.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basics of personal and office skills necessary for today’s workplace. (Prerequisite: None)

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