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Certified Medical Assistant (MEDA)
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Program Overview:
The Certified Medical Assistant Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program is a two-year program that prepares students for careers, career changes, and career advancement performing clerical duties and assisting in the clinical situations normally associated with medical offices, clinics, and other health related settings.

This program offers training in recognized medical areas with emphasis on analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The program content provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/medical skills. The general education courses provide students a foundation of values, attitudes, and skills necessary to become responsible and concerned citizens and lifelong learners possessing the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems in a diverse global society and compete successfully in the job market. The professional/medical courses prepare students with the skills to obtain entry-level employment and to advance in the workforce. Clinical skills a medical assistant may utilize are preparing patients for examinations, taking vital signs, assisting with first aid, and collecting and processing specimens. Clerical skills include scheduling appointments, preparing and maintaining permanent records, arranging hospital admissions, typing reports, processing health insurance forms, ordering supplies, and keeping financial records.

Upon completion of the degree, students can take the CCMA/CMAA exam through the National Healthcareer Association to become a Certified Medical Assistant. The student will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified EKG Technician tests.

Program and/or Course Requirements:
Certified 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.

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Semester 1
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SU2017
FA2017
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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16
Semester 2
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SU2017
FA2017
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.

Term Total
17
Summer Semester
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SU2017
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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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6
Semester 3
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FA2017
ENG 1212
Technical Writing
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This course contains the basic principles of writing technical reports for business and industry. The students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revising of technical reports, as well as develop skills in the comprehension of industry documents (reports, procedural plans, etc. ). Topics covered include:basic grammatical rules, the organization and presentation of technical information, and the role of technical report writing.

HEA 2268
ICD-10-CM/Medical Office
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This course is part one of a two part course. ICD-10-CM/Medical Office course will prepare the student to accurately interpret the ICD-10-CM conventions and become proficient in abstracting information from the patient record in order to determine correct ICD-10-CM codes to be used for billing purposes. PREREQUISITE: HEA 2267 Intro to ICD-10-CM with a grade of C or better.

HEA 2270
Applied Legal Concepts/Medical
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Introduction to the legal system as it affects the medical community. Areas of concentration include fraud and abuse, HIPAA, legal terminology and legal penalties.

LSC 1101
General Biology I
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This is a general introduction to the evolutionary study of life. A brief history of biology, natural selection, cell theory, cell structure and function, chemistry of life, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cell division, patterns of inheritance, DNA, biotechnology, developmental biology and reproduction will be included. Related laboratory exercises will be incorporated. This course is the first class in an introductory sequence for biological sciences majors. NO PREREQUISITE.

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14
Semester 4
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FA2017
ACC 1101
Applied Accounting
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This is a preliminary course in theory and practice of business accounting (for service and merchandise businesses). Major topics covered are accounting procedures, special journals, payroll accounting, accrued basis, and periodic summary.

HEA 1209
HIPAA for Allied Health
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HIPAA for Allied Health is designed for health care professionals and includes an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Focus is on the HIPAA patient privacy regulations, electronic data interchange, and security. The course is designed to satisfy the mandatory training component of HIPAA privacy for a healthcare organization's staff, including hospital administrators, physicians, nurses, medical office personnel (office managers, receptionists, etc.), or any other individuals or organizations involved in healthcare wishing to comply with or learn about HIPAA guidelines.

HEA 2269
ICD-10-CM/Health Agencies
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This course is an expansion of the ICD-10-CM/Medical Office course. ICD-10-CM/Health Agencies will prepare the student to accurately interpret the ICD-10-CM conventions and become proficient in abstracting information from the patient record in order to determine correct ICD-10-CM codes to be used for billing purposes. The student will learn how to accurately select and apply HCPCS codes. PREREQUISITE: HEA 2267 Intro to ICD-10-CM and HEA 2268 ICD-10-CM/Medical Office with a grade of C or better.

HEA 2271
MEDICAL FUNDING APPLICATIONS
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This course will prepare the student to extract the necessary information needed to accurately complete coding forms for commercial and governmental insurance agencies including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TriCare, Champva and other governmental programs. Rules and regulations for each program will be examined. PREREQUISITE: HEA 2267 Intro to ICD-10-CM with a grade of C or better.

HEA 2272
MEDICAL Data Management
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This course will prepare the student to extract the required information from patients and accurately enter the information into a PMP (Practice Management Program) or PM/EHR (Practice Management Electronic Health Record.) Case studies and simulations will be utilized. PRE- or CO-REQUISITES: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or equivalent and HEA 2267 Intro to ICD-10-CM with a grade of C or better.

LSC 2114
Intro to Human Pathophysiology
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Underlying molecular mechanisms and causes of altered physiological states in the human body are covered. Major concepts emphasized in the course include maintenance of acid-base and body fluid balances, oxygenation, neuroendocrine regulation and control, immune defense mechanisms, cardiovascular mechanisms, and aging. Critical thinking and problem solving techniques will be used to study the interaction of body systems in the development of various disease states. This course is designed for Allied Health practitioners and preprofessional students. PREREQUISITES: LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, or LSC 2265 Medical Assisting Anatomy.

Term Total
18
Program Total
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