Medical Assistant

Course Descriptions
Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2018)

MEDA 0000 - Medical Assistant Orientation 0 Hours
 
BTEC 1030 - Operating Systems and Email Applications 30 Hours
In this course students will learn essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. They will learn how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. Students will learn to use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, students will learn how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.  
BTEC 1031 - Word Processing Fundamentals 30 Hours
Students will learn to create, format, and save documents. They will also learn to use the Help feature, the spelling and grammar checker, the format painter, styles, and how to copy and move text in order to produce and enhance business documents.  
BTEC 1032 - Spreadsheet Fundamentals 30 Hours
In this course students will learn essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Students will be introduced to the essential spreadsheet features needed to create worksheets by entering and editing data. The will also learn to format worksheets and will explore the use of formulas, functions, and charts.  
WKSK 1400 - Workplace Relations 60 Hours
This course will help you develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. It includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, winning at office politics, and planning and managing your career.  
BTEC 1510 - Business English 90 Hours
This course will focus on business English essentials, including writing, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.  
MEDA 1050 - Introduction to Medical Assisting 90 Hours
Introduction to Medical Assisting will introduce students to various members of the health care team and the medical assistant's role and responsibilities as part of that team in a clinical setting. Students will begin learning the foundations of medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, and ways to communicate with patients verbally and nonverbally.  
MEDA 1101 - Medical Terminology 120 Hours
This course provides the student with the necessary skills to interpret and understand medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a method of study that not only instructs the students in building medical terms but also gives the student immediate application in utilizing the medical term.  
MEDA 1151 - Front Office Procedures I 60 Hours
Students will develop basic office skills in addition to medical assistant responsibilities, including scheduling patients, correctly identifying components of medical charts, and the steps for diagnostic and procedural coding. Students will also study what HIPAA is and how it applies to patient information.  
MEDA 1176 - Front Office Procedures II 60 Hours
Front Office Procedures II introduces students to basic practices in a medical office, including the role a medical assistant plays in the day-to-day business of office management. Students will learn procedures for medical billing, processing insurance claims, facilities management and emergency preparedness.  
MEDA 1250 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body 120 Hours
This course introduces students to the basics of anatomy and physiology. Students will learn how anatomy and physiology relate to the body structure as a whole—with in-depth studies of each body system—how those systems are interrelated, and what impact disease can have on the body.  
MEDA 1350 - Preparing for Clinical Procedures and Assisting with Exams 120 Hours
Students will learn the medical assistant’s role in assisting with examinations. Students will be introduced to the basic equipment and supplies needed for different types of examinations, as well as the safety procedures to follow to prevent the spread of infection. They will also learn how to interact with patients in a professional manner.  
MEDA 1450 - Laboratory Procedures 120 Hours
In this course students will learn the steps for conducting tests in a medical office. This includes studying the different types of tests that can be performed in a physician’s office laboratory, the different supplies and procedures associated with each type of test, and steps for specimen collection. Students will also learn how to use a compound light microscope to identify different types of micro-organisms.  
MEDA 1551 - Cardiology, Radiology, and Minor Surgical Procedures 90 Hours
Students will learn how to prepare patients for various cardiology and radiology tests and the procedure for performing an EKG and Holter Monitor testing. This course instructs students on the processes used to set up a sterile tray, select the appropriate instruments needed for surgical procedures, and perform minor surgical procedures.  
MEDA 1650 - Pharmacology and Medication Administration Procedures 120 Hours
Students will learn the fundamentals of pharmacology rules and regulations, including different forms of medication, dosage calculations, and various methods for administering medication in all forms.  
MEDA 1805 - Back Office Procedures and Preparation for Employment 60 Hours
In this course, students will learn the role of the medical assistant in helping patients with rehabilitation techniques. Students will study methods for recognizing what patient body language is communicating and the appropriate response to use to help patients obtain their best recovery. Students will learn how to respond in an emergency situation, this includes studying triage, CPR, and First Aid. Additionally, after students have completed the CPR and First Aid portion of this course, a comprehensive review of clinical skills will be conducted. Students will also prepare for the practicum by studying the rules of conduct and professionalism in the workplace, updating resumes, preparing cover letters for future job applications, and meeting with the Practicum Coordinator.  
MEDA 2300 - Medical Assistant Externship I 180 Hours
The Medical Assistant externship experience helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the administrative and clinical procedure knowledge, skills, and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a professional medical office. This experience takes place under the supervision of a Site Supervisor and includes skill practice and evaluation. The Practicum Coordinator/Instructor periodically visits the office to evaluate your progress and performance.  
MEDA 2310 - Medical Assistant Externship II 60 Hours
The Medical Assistant externship experience helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the administrative and clinical procedure knowledge, skills, and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a professional medical office. This experience takes place under the supervision of a Site Supervisor and includes skill practice and evaluation. The Practicum Coordinator/Instructor periodically visits the office to evaluate your progress and performance.  
MEDA 2320 - Medical Assistant Externship III 60 Hours
The Medical Assistant externship experience helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the administrative and clinical procedure knowledge, skills, and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a professional medical office. This experience takes place under the supervision of a Site Supervisor and includes skill practice and evaluation. The Practicum Coordinator/Instructor periodically visits the office to evaluate your progress and performance.