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Medical Assistant

MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM
720 clock hours; 47 Credit units Certificate Program

Program Description:
The Medical Assistant Program (certificate) is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as medical assistants in a variety of health care settings. Students study the structure and function of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices, and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims.
In recent years, the medical assisting profession has become indispensable to the health care field. Physicians have become more reliant on medical assistants for their front and back office skills, and their services are being sought by medical offices, and ambulatory care providers, clinics, hospitals, urgent care centers, nursing homes, medical supply businesses, home health agencies, insurance providers, and pharmaceutical companies. This certificate program prepares graduates to fill entry-level positions such as clinical or administrative assistant, medical receptionist, and medical insurance biller.
This program is divided into eight learning units called modules. Each stands alone as a unit of study and is not dependent upon the completion of any previous or subsequent module. If students do not complete any portion of a module, the entire module must be repeated. Students may enter the program in any of the seven modules and continue through these modules until all have been completed. Following the successful completion of the first seven modules, students participate in a 160-hour externship.

Objectives:
The objective of the Medical Assistant Program is to provide the student with the appropriate didactic theory and hands-on skills required and necessary, to prepare them for entry level positions such as clinical or administrative assistant, medical receptionist, and medical insurance biller. Students study the structure and function of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices, and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:
  • Demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Discuss the history of medical assisting as it relates to medical practice and professional organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and use appropriate terminology for the different body systems, illnesses and injuries associated with those systems, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Apply principles of infection control and use appropriate aseptic technique.
  • Perform clinical responsibilities, including preparing patients for examination and procedures, preparing and administering medications as directed, collecting and processing specimens, recognizing emergencies, and performing CPR and first aid.
  • Identify minor surgical procedures and demonstrate the ability to assist with those procedures.
  • Instruct and teach patients methods of health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Maintain accurate patient records.
  • Perform administrative procedures that include telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, record management, and insurance billing procedures.
  • Demonstrate skills related to word processing, medical transcription, the processing of insurance claims, and simulated computerized medical office applications.
  • Implement current procedural terminology and ICD-9 coding.
  • Accurately complete bookkeeping, banking, and financial procedures.
  • Demonstrate acceptable speed and accuracy in computer keyboarding.
  • Develop a resume and identify a career plan that includes potential job leads, networking contacts, a job search schedule, and five-year goals.

The method by which these objectives and the mission of the institution fulfilled will be achieved through direct instruction, lecture and practicum. The Instructor provides assistance by integrating technology into instruction and emphasizes student-centered learning and by placing more responsibility on the students to take the initiative for meeting the demands of various learning tasks.

A few interesting statistics about medical assisting careers:

  • Medical assistants held about 560,800 jobs in 2012. Most of these assistants work in physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities.
  • The median annual wage for medical assistants was $29,370 in May 2012.
  • For more information visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm