2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Comprehensive Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement


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This program prepares the student for employment as a medical assistant in a physician’s office or clinic. The curriculum is designed to provide training in both administrative and clinical procedures and practices. Instruction is given in basic medical office procedures, including appointment scheduling, billing, insurance, medical reception, medical records management, surgical and laboratory procedures, electronic health records and other medical records management, surgical and laboratory procedures, venipuncture, pharmacology, injections, electrocardiography, public relations, and practice-building techniques. An externship in a physician’s office combining administrative and clinical experience helps provide the student with the clinical experience necessary to enter the workforce. Students are required to hold a valid basic life support CPR card for healthcare providers and carry malpractice insurance while in MA 217C *.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe legal and ethical practices related to medical care
  • Demonstrate clinical patient skills
  • Demonstrate medical office employability skills
  • Demonstrate administrative medical skills

A minimum grade of “C” in all courses is required to receive the certificate.

Required Courses:


Total Units for the Certificate: 45.5


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: BIO 113 ; EMT 207 *, EMT 207C *; INSR 200.

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