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Medical Assistant (Cert.)
The Medical Assistant Certificate will prepare students for full-time employment upon completion of the program. Medical Office Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform administrative and clinical duties. Graduates may work in physician’s offices, clinics, HMOs, or other ambulatory care facilities, such as freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. A medical assistant takes vital signs, prepares patients for and assists physicians during examinations, collects and prepares laboratory specimens, performs basic laboratory tests on the premises, schedules appointments, bills patients, fills out insurance forms, and much more.

An interview is required as part of the application process. Students must be able to observe all aspects of patient care through the use of vision, hearing, touch, and smell. Students must be available to complete a clinical practicum during normal business hours Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. To be eligible to participate in the clinical practicum, students need to submit proof of immunization and may need to complete a background check, physical, and/or drug testing (completed at the cost of the student) to the clinical site. Students are required to supply their own transportation to the clinical site and must supply their own required uniforms. A minimum grade of C is required in all Medical Assistant courses. All courses in the Medical Assistant Certificate are applicable to the Medical Assistant AAS.
A minimum grade of C is required in all Medical Assistant courses.


ABT/HIT - Medical Assistant

Certificate Program
Hegis Code: 5214

Total Credits: 38

First Semester Credits
AHS 131 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I,
ENG 101 Composition I, or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I(1)
3
HIT 151 Medical Terminology 3
MAP 130 Medical Assistant Administrative Office Procedures 3
MAP 138 EKG & Phlebotomy Procedures 4
Total Semester Credits 17
   
Second Semester Credits
ABT 253 Medical Scribe 3
AHS 100 CPR and Basic Cardiac Life Support 1
AHS 132 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
HIT 175 Study of Disease for HIM Professionals 3
MAP 132 Clinical Documentation Procedures 3
MAP 134 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures Analytics 3
Total Semester Credits 17
   
Third Semester Credits
MAP 238 Medical Assistant Clinical Practicum 4
Total Semester Credits 4

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