Medical Assistant

Program Summary

This one-year certificate program is designed to prepare the student to provide both administrative and clinical services in a medical office. Medical assistants have a moderate level of patient contact. The profession-specific duties of a medical assistant will vary depending on the legal requirements of the state and on-the-job training, skill level, and capabilities of the medical assistant. Administrative duties may include: managing the flow of patients in and out of the office, updating and filing medical records, filling out insurance information, arranging for hospital admission or laboratory services, and billing.

 

 

Under the direct supervision of a licensed professional such as a physician, medical assistants also provide direct, hands-on patient care procedures. These procedures may include: monitoring vital signs, explaining treatment procedures, preparing patients for examinations, sterilizing instruments and/or performing routine laboratory procedures and electrocardiograms.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assistant Examination through the NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing). Please review the Medical Assistant admission information in the college catalog and obtain an informational packet from the Allied Health Administrative Assistant.

 

 Medical Assistant (HCM 1201) Program Guide

Admission Requirements

Persons seeking admission to the Medical Assistant program must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have attained a GED.
2. Be at least 18 years of age.
3. Submit a criminal background check and drug screen prior to enrolling in MA-0108 Internship.
4. Be certified in CPR Healthcare Providers prior to enrolling in MA-0108 Internship.
5. PPD one-step test, MMR vaccinations (titers required if unable to provide proof of two documented MMR vaccinations), Tdap, Varicella, and Hepatitis B series.

 

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Courses

Fall SemesterCredit Hours
HIT 100Medical Terminology3
BIO 212Anatomy & Physiology3
MA 100Medical Office Procedures3
MA 101Patient Care I3
MA 102Billing and Coding3
MA 103Medical Law and Ethics3
TOTAL HOURS18
Spring SemesterCredit Hours
MA 104Professionalism and Safety3
MA 105Patient Care II3
MA 106Medical Assisting Pharmacology2
MA 107Lab Diagnostics4
MA 108Internship2
TOTAL HOURS14

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Contacts

Admissions and Advising

618-634-3200
Toll Free 1-800-481-2242
admissions@shawneecc.edu

 

Kayla Sauerbrunn

Division Chair
 618-634-3217
 kaylas@shawneecc.edu