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Certified Medical Assistant (MEDA)
LTC 
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
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SP2018
BOC 2210
Office Seminar I
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1
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BOC 2260
Medical Front Office
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3
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HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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HIM 1207
CEMRS Medical Terminology
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3
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HEA 2267
Intro to ICD-10-CM
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4
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MTH 1203
Medical Assisting Math
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2
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SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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3
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Term Total
16
Semester 2
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SP2018
ENG 1111
Composition I
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or
ENG 1201
Communications
about
3
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HEA 1208
Clinical Procedures
about
3
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HEA 1210
Medical Assist Pharmacology
about
2
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LSC 2265
Medical Assisting Anatomy
about
3
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PHI 2141
Ethics in the Medical Community
about
3
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PSY 1101
General Psychology I
about
3
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Term Total
17
Summer Semester
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SP2018
HEA 2298
Internship
about
6
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Term Total
6
Semester 3
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SP2018
ENG 1212
Technical Writing
about
3
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HEA 2268
ICD-10-CM/Medical Office
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4
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HEA 2270
Applied Legal Concepts/Medical
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3
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LSC 1101
General Biology I
about
4
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Term Total
14
Semester 4
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SP2018
ACC 1101
Applied Accounting
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4
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HEA 1209
HIPAA for Allied Health
about
1
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HEA 2269
ICD-10-CM/Health Agencies
about
4
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HEA 2271
MEDICAL FUNDING APPLICATIONS
about
3
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HEA 2272
MEDICAL Data Management
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3
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LSC 2114
Intro to Human Pathophysiology
about
3
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Term Total
18
Program Total
71


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