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Medical Assistant (MEDA)
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Program Overview:
The Medical Assistant certificate program will qualify students to perform clerical duties and assist in the clinical situations normally associated with medical offices, clinics, dental offices, hospitals and other health related settings. On the clerical side, this includes scheduling appointments, preparing and maintaining permanent records, arranging hospital admissions, typing reports, processing health insurance forms, ordering supplies, and keeping financial records. On the clinical side, a medical assistant may prepare patients for examinations, take vital signs, assist with first aid, and collect and process specimens. This program will give students the training and education they need for entry level jobs in the medical assisting profession.

Upon completion of the certificate, students can take the CCMA/CMAA exam through the National Healthcareer Association to become a certified CMA. The student will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified EKG Technician tests. Medical Assistant students must pass all courses in the program with at least a C and maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 to proceed through the program. Students must place into Beginning Algebra on COMPASS test or remediate to that level.

Program and/or Course Requirements:
Students considering the Nursing program should take HEA 1225

BOC 2260 has a prerequisite of BOC 1201
HEA 1208 has a prerequisite of HEA 1225 and concurrent enrollment in HEA 1210 and LSC 2265

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Fall Semester
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BOC 2210
Office Seminar I
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The student trainee receives vocational counseling as well as individual and group assistance. Areas of office professionalism are stressed with emphasis placed on each individual's employment needs. PREREQUISITE: Completion of the first-year's program requirements or consent of instructor.

BOC 2260
Medical Front Office
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This course covers clerical duties and responsibilities of medical secretaries in physicians' offices and hospitals. Career guidelines and professional qualifications are also presented. PRE- or COREQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or equivalent.

HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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This course introduces common root words, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, spelling, pronunciation, ability to use a medical dictionary, vocabulary building, and common abbreviations.

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HIM 1207
CEMRS Medical Terminology
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This course is designed specifically for the student pursuing a career as a Certified Electronic Medical Records Specialist. This course includes an introduction to medical terms and incorporates a fundamentally basic anatomy overview to enhance student knowledge of medical terms and the anatomical locations that go along with the terms. This course also will include abbreviations and Eponyms that will be used in the student’s professional career.

HEA 2267
Intro to ICD-10-CM
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This course introduces the student to insurance terminology, medical coverage and common insurance forms. The student will accurately apply the ICD-10-CM codes for both diagnoses and procedures for completion of insurance forms. PRE- or CO-REQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

MTH 1203
Medical Assisting Math
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This course is designed for students enrolled in the medical assisting and pharmacy tech programs. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in these two fields.

SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to face-to-face interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial, and professional relationships.

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Spring Semester
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ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

HEA 1208
Clinical Procedures
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The student will assist in providing clinical care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or other medical professional. The course will provide the student with applied knowledge of working as a member of a health care team performing clinical procedures that include taking patient histories and vital signs, preparing treatments, and conducting diagnostic tests. PREREQUISITE: HIM 1207 CEMRS Medical Terminology or HEA 1225 Intro to Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better. COREQUISITES: HEA 1210 Medical Asst. Pharmacology and LSC 2265 Medical Assisting Anatomy. Course enrollment restricted to Medical Assistant program majors only. Students are highly encouraged to complete this course immediately prior to internship completion.

HEA 1210
Medical Assist Pharmacology
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Practical knowledge of pharmacology will be addressed including:drug actions, interactions, indications and contraindications, side effects, dosing methods and procedures, and methods of administration of pharmaceuticals.

LSC 2265
Medical Assisting Anatomy
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This course offers the basic understanding of how the human body operates on a daily basis from birth to death. This course will study the structure and functions of cells, tissues, and all organ systems of the human body. This very basic course is designed for allied health practitioners.

PHI 2141
Ethics in the Medical Community
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This course covers ethical issues related to health science professions. Topics include professional ethics, science and the person, morality, consumer protection, euthanasia, abortion, human experimentation, biotech, cloning, organ transplant, fetal tissue research, the criteria for death, and the rights of patients.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

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17
Summer Semester
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HEA 2298
Internship
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A supervised clinical experience in medical offices, hospitals, dental offices, and other health care facilities. This internship will provide the CMA students with hands on experience including but not limited to blood draws, vitals, EKGs and injections. Student will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the clinical experience. Thirty internship hours per week.

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We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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