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ASSOCIATE IN SPECIALIZED BUSINESS DEGREE:

ALLIED HEALTH - MEDICAL ASSISTANT

 

This Medical Assistant program prepares the graduate to become an important member of the allied health team. Students become skilled in many aspects of medical assisting including essential elements of medical office administration combined with clinical and laboratory skills.


In addition, an externship is required for every student graduating from the Medical Assistant program. Students must maintain a 2.00 grade point average in their all subjects and need a C (2.0) or better in all medical courses to qualify for the externship. Medical Assistant students have, among others, classes in anatomy & physiology, medical terminology and pharmacology. They learn laboratory and clinical skills which include how to draw blood, urinalysis, vital signs, sterilization techniques, dressing changes, EKG, and medication administration. Graduates of the Medical Assistant program will be prepared to enter the job market in a number of different health care settings including physician offices, outpatient clinics, physician services and urgent care facilities.

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Core
Requirements
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Office Procedures
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Beginning Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Word Processing
  • Written Communications
  • Skills for Academic Success
  • Business Mathematics
Concentration
Requirements
  • Fundamentals of Health Care
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Beginning Clinical Procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Insurance and Billing
  • Computerized Medical Office
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Advanced Clinical Procedures
  • Medical Assistant Externship
  • Related Course Requirements
General Education
Requirements
  • English Fundamentals
  • Speech Communications
  • Principles of Mathematics
  • Related General Education Requirements
Division
Requirements
  • Medical Terminology

 

Total Credits 70

 

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