Medical Assistant Technology (MAS.S.AAS)

60.0 Credit Hours

Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care.

The Medical Assistant Technology program is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters on a full-time basis when the student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses. The student will be required to complete 315 hours of unpaid practicum during their second year of the program. Note: A complete physical examination and specific immunizations are required, at the student's expense, prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum.

The graduate is eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

Prerequisites: ALH 1101 and BIO 1121 and MAT 1130 and SCC 1101

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to competently perform all clinical duties associated with assisting a physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer operations and applications relative to patient care and the management of a medical office.
  • Successfully meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the national certification process through the American Association of Medical Assistants.
  • Identify, evaluate and appropriately apply principles of office management and demonstrate competence in performing administrative clerical duties and managing medical practice finances.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and attitudes consistent with the delivery of safe, ethical, legal and compassionate patient care.
  • Describe and apply principles of effective oral and written communication skills with patients, their families and other health care providers.

Curriculum

Medical Assistant Technology Elective 3 credit hours
ALH 1101: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ALH 1140: Fundamentals of Disease Processes View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ALH 2202: General Pharmacology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
BIO 1121: Human Anatomy & Physiology I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BIO 1222: Human Anatomy & Physiology II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
COM 2206: Interpersonal Communication View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
HIM 1101: Medical Terminology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
HIM 1201: Introductory Medical Office Coding View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
MAS 1101: Introduction to Medical Assisting View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
MAS 1102: Clinical Medical Assisting I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
MAS 1103: Clinical Medical Assisting II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
MAS 1110: Administrative Medical Assisting I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
MAS 2201: Clinical Medical Assisting III View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
MAS 2202: Medical Assisting Capstone View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
MAS 2210: Medical Billing Specialist View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
SCC 1101: First Year Experience View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
MAS 2221: MAS Practicum II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
MAS 2220: MAS Practicum I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
MAT 1130: Allied Health Mathematics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PSY 1100: General Psychology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
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