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Award: AAS Degree
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 70.5 (AAS)
|MA||101||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY||3 credits|
|Vocabulary and terms used in the medical professions. Meanings of root words, prefixes and suffixes are studied. Proficiency is gained in analyzing medical words and in understanding how the word elements relate and apply to medicine.|
|Basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. Systems studied include integumentary, musculo-skeletal, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine and reproductive.|
|MA||106||MEDICAL LABORATORY FUNDAMENTALS||4 credits|
|Introduction to medical laboratory work with specific reference to the role, ethics, conduct, certification, education, employment and fundamental knowledge and skills related to clinical laboratory personnel. Basic mathematics review and lab related math such as the metric system, temperature conversions, concentration units, including terms used in quality control are covered. Included in this course is laboratory safety to include physical, chemical and biological hazards, barriers and isolation techniques. Students are instructed in the collection and preparation of specimens to include venipunctures and capillary sticks, reporting of laboratory results and quality assurance methods.|
|MA||162||MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS||2 credits|
|Ethical principles and legal regulations governing a medical practice.|
|MATH||105||MATHEMATICAL REASONING||3 credits|
This course is designed to develop students’ problem-solving skills and quantitative reasoning through topics including: problem-solving processes, logic, percentages, measurement, ratios and proporations, statistics, linear equations, systems of equations and personal finance.
|SSS||100||STUDENT SUCCESS||1 credit|
Provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn to make a successful transition to higher education by setting up a pattern of success that will last the rest of their lives. Students will define goals and develop thinking skills, learning strategies and personal qualities essential to both academic and career success. Please note: Students who have served active military duty (excluding basic training and AIT) may be exempt from the Student Success course. Student must provide a copy of DD214 or other official military documentation to the Registrar for verification.
Total Semester Credits: 17 (AAS)
|MA||111||MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES||3 credits|
|Material, situations and work in a medical front office. Examples, explanations and illustrations from the medical office are utilized. The perspective of the medical assistant is emphasized. Communication skills, recording patient histories, office accounting, secretarial, reception and other clerical skills are stressed.|
|MA||112||LABORATORY PROCEDURES I||4 credits|
|An emphasis is placed on the laboratory procedures that Medical Assistants perform. These include work with hematology (hemoglobin, hematocrit, white and red cell counts, indices, platelet count, erythrocite sedimentation rate) and urinalysis/body fluids. Modern automated instrumentation is utilized. Prerequisite: “C” grade or higher in MA 106.|
|Pathology of diseases. Special emphasis is placed on the etiology, signs, symptoms, diagnoses and treatment options for diseases and conditions of the human body. Prerequisite: MA 101, MA 103.|
|MOP||160||CPT/ICD-10/CM CODING||3 credits|
|A formal system for converting descriptions of diseases, injuries and health care procedures into numeric and alphanumeric designations. Students will learn to place code numbers and correlate to procedures performed to test or correct diagnoses. Prerequisites: MA 101, MA 103.|
|CIS||105||INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS||3 credits|
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools, and Internet-based technology. The student will gain hands-on experience with the Microsoft Office Suite--Outlook, Word, Excel Access, and PowerPoint; Skype for Business; and cloud-based technologies such as GoogleDrive/OneDrive.
|BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 19 (AAS)
|MA||113||LABORATORY PROCEDURES II||4 credits|
|An emphasis on laboratory procedures includes chemistry, basic immunology and serology and microbiology. Automated instrumentation and POL point-of-care equipment are used.|
|MA||210||PHARMACOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES||3 credits|
|Identification of the classification and uses of medicines, vaccines, etc. Included are the correct procedures for administration of these materials. Prerequisites: MA 101, MA 103, MA 123.|
|MA||220||EXAMINATION ROOM TECHNIQUES I||4 credits|
|Clinical office competencies and skills required of the medical assistant. Course work includes aseptic technology, assessment and procedures, preparation and administration of medications, vital signs assessment, recording and assisting with physical examinations, performance of disinfection and sterilization and charting techniques. Prerequisite: MA 101, MA 103, MA 123.|
|MOP||210||MEDICAL INSURANCE & BILLING||3 credits|
|An overview of processing medical insurance claims. Special topics may include Medicare, various types of insurances, refilling, resubmitting, etc. Coding skills attained in MOP 160 will be used. Prerequisite: MOP 160.|
|COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE||3 credits|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 20 (AAS)
|MA||100||BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE||0.5 credit|
This course meets CDC, OSHA and NFPA guidelines for basic life support. It focuses on immediate life-threatening situations, demonstrates quick, effective responses and presents perspectives on how frequently these situations occur. It is ideal for professionals such as firefighters, police, paramedics, lifeguards, athletic trainers, medical assistants and other medical professionals. Topics covered include the professional rescuer’s role in emergencies; victim’s condition assessment; basic life support; rescue breathing; cardiac emergencies; airway obstructions; AED use; and resuscitation in special situations. This class is offered for credit as a Pass/No Pass course.
|MA||211||ADVANCED MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES||3 credits|
Enhanced competencies and EHR skills. Students will apply the techniques within the SIM lab. Prerequisite: MA 111.
|MA||221||EXAMINATION ROOM TECHNIQUES II||3 credits|
A continuation of clinical procedures performed in a medical office. Course work includes assisting with specific physical exams, instrument recognition, ear and eye procedures, catheterization, dressing applications, preparation of surgical trays and patient education. Prerequisite: MA 220.
|MA||240||CARDIAC MONITORING AND DX PROCEDURES||2 credits|
|General knowledge of electrocardiography. Special emphasis is placed on equipment used, procedures performed and education of patients. Prerequisite: MA 101, MA 103, MA 123.|
|MA||250||CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP||6 credits|
|Experience in medical facilities and organizations. Work is performed under the direct supervision of licensed medical personnel. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 67.5 credits prior to start of externship.|
Total Semester Credits: 14.5 (AAS)