Medical Assisting (CTMA2)

Certificate

In this program, students will develop comprehensive skills in managing both administrative and clinical duties such as coding, scheduling, arranging for laboratory services, instructing patients about medication and special diets and drawing blood. This program is designed to prepare professional multi-skilled individuals for employment in physician's offices, medical clinics, laboratories and other ambulatory health care facilities. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the medical assisting certification exam.

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2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

 

In this program, students will develop comprehensive skills in managing both administrative and clinical duties such as coding, scheduling, arranging for laboratory services, instructing patients about medication and special diets and drawing blood. This program is designed to prepare professional multi-skilled individuals for employment in physician's offices, medical clinics, laboratories and other ambulatory health care facilities. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the medical assisting certification exam.

High school diploma or GED
1. Students may be required to have a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting prior to the start of their clinical experience as requested by clinical facilities.
2. Completed health history form (physical examination)
3. Negative TB skin test
4. Current health insurance
5. Current BLS/CPR certification
6. Complete all courses with a minimum grade of "C"
 
Division
Health Sciences
Department
Allied Health Department
Advisors
Susan Travis
Karolyn Lehn
First Semester
Class   Title Minimum
Credits
MED 101   Introduction to Medical Assisting 1
MED 104   Medical Assistant Math and Pharmacology 1
MED 112   Medical Assistant Administrative I 2
MED 114   Medical Assistant Lab I 3
MED 116   Insurance Billing and Coding Basics for the Medical Assistant 2
Total 9
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum
Credits
MED 210   Medical Assistant Administrative II 2
MED 221   Medical Assistant Lab II 3
MED 241   Medical Assistant Clinical Practice 2
MED 245   Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review 1
Total 8
Total Credits Required
17