Medical Assistant (MA)

MA110 Fundamentals for the Medical Office

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program or instructor consent.

This course will introduce the student to the administrative, front office, roles and responsibility of the professional medical assistant working in an ambulatory health care setting. Emphasis will be placed on managing the front office and administrative procedures, scope of practice and standards of care, legal and ethical issues, Patient’s Bill of Rights, Federal and State laws affecting the medical office and interacting with patients.

MA110L Fundamentals for the Medical Office Lab

Credit 1Spring

Registration Requirement: Concurrent requisite: MA110.

This course provides the student with the opportunity to apply and practice the administrative technical skills performed by a medical assistant in the front office of an ambulatory care facility. Emphasis on reception procedures, subject and objective information gathering, appointment scheduling, triage, telephone techniques and protocols, professional oral and written communication, medical coding, financial record keeping, HIPAA, office care and management.

Additional Course Fee: $300.00

MA111 Interpersonal Communication in Ambulatory Health Care

Credits 2Summer

Registration Requirement: Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program or instructor consent.

This course will focus on communication in the ambulatory care setting. Emphasis will be placed on professional verbal, nonverbal and written interaction between the medical assistant, patients, other support staff and medical providers. Professional boundaries will be covered.

MA210 Fundamentals of the Medical Office Clinical Procedures

Credits 6Summer

Registration Requirement: Concurrent requisite: MA210L

This course introduces the student to the skills and responsibilities of the medical assistant in the back office of the clinic setting in the ambulatory care office. Emphasis is placed on safety and privacy, patient- care provider interaction, patient preparation and interventions, initial assessment and history gathering, managing diagnostic testing, agents in the infectious disease process, immunizations, documentation of procedures and results and communication with other members of the health care team. The rationale for clinical test will be covered with discussion of pathology of the related disease process and pharmacology used to treat different diseases.

MA210L Fundamentals of the Medical Office Clinical Procedures Lab

Credits 4Summer

Registration Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in MA210 and HE252 is required.

This course will give the student the opportunity to apply and practice the technical skills utilized by the medical assistant in the back office of the ambulatory clinic setting. Emphasis is placed on safety and privacy, patient- care provider interaction, vital signs, documenting, diagnostic laboratory test, phlebotomy techniques and specimen collections. The student will learn the routes for medication administration and vaccine selection and performing initial assessments and patient history gathering. Management of emergency situations in the medical office is reviewed. Instruction in single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Successful completion will lead to a American Heart Association BLS for healthcare providers certification.

Additional Course Fee: $500.00

MA213 Medical Terminology for the Medical Assistant

Credits 2Spring

Registration Requirement: Limited to students in the Medical Assistant program.

This course is the study of medical terms and medical abbreviations associated with body systems and procedures that are used in the ambulatory health care setting.

MA214 Medical Assistant Clinical Practicum

Credits 7Fall

Registration Requirement: Completed all previous required Medical Assistant program courses with a "C" or better.

This course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to apply, practice and formalize the knowledge and skills learned in the medical assistant lab and theory classes. The clinical experience will be in the ambulatory healthcare setting, facilitated by a medical assistant preceptor.

MA215 Review for Medical Assistant Certification Exam

Credits 2Fall

Registration Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in MA214 is required.

This course is intended to help prepare the Medical Assistant student for the American Association of Medical Assistants certifying exam. Essential content and technical skills defined by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board will be reviewed and discussed.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.