Certificate Programs

Medical Assistant

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The program provides medical assistant students with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the physician or nurse practitioner with patients, such as performing routine procedures (blood pressure/pulse/respiration/weight). Other skills include performing routine laboratory tests, billing insurance providers, and performing receptionist duties in a medical office setting. Criminal background check may be required. See page 9 for details.
Goals & Outcomes
To prepare students to communicate effectively with others in a healthcare setting
  • Students will communicate and interact effectively with instructors and peers in a classroom setting.
  • Students will interact with clients in accordance with agency requirements.
  • Students will effectively communicate with other agencies to manage treatment regimens.
To prepare graduates to obtain employment related to medical assisting
  • Graduates will obtain employment in the medical assisting field.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to perform the required skills for employment in medical assisting.
  • Employers are satisfied with the skills of program graduates.
  • Graduates are satisfied with the skills obtained in the Medical Assistant program.
To prepare graduates to successfully matriculate into MVCC´s AAS degree in Medical Assisting or comparable program.
  • Graduates of the program matriculate with advanced standing into an AAS degree in Medical Assisting or comparable program.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with the transfer process to an AAS degree in Medical Assisting program.
To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
Fall Semester
3.0
MR103 Medical Terminology
This course concentrates on spelling, pronunciation, and the meaning of medical word components, common terms used in selected body systems, and medical abbreviations. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
HC110 Med Asst - Admin Theory
This course introduces students to the administrative role of medical assistants. Topics include appointment scheduling, telephone procedures, receptionist duties, drug and prescription records, medical records, filing procedures, bookkeeping, insurance forms, banking, collections, processing mail, telecommunications, professional reports, and payroll. Corequisites: MR103 Medical Terminology and IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
BI206 Intro to Human Anat & Phys
This course introduces the structure, organization, and functioning of the human organism. It provides an overview of most of the systems of the body. Common diseases and injuries are described. This course does not meet graduation requirements for science, health science, or health-related majors. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS101 Computer Apps & Concepts 1
This course provides knowledge of relevant computer skills and a solid foundation in the terminology and concepts of computer technology. Experience is provided with a variety of microcomputer software applications, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, file management, and integrated software. Concepts and terms focus on preparing for a technologically oriented society and using the computer as a tool for productivity, research, and communication. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
HC100 Intro to Health Care
This course introduces the field of healthcare for people interested in the field. Topics include an introduction to the healthcare delivery system, a brief historical overview of U.S. healthcare, healthcare settings and programs, members of the healthcare delivery team, roles of healthcare professionals, legal and professional ethics, healthcare organizations and agencies, medical record content, risk management, continuous quality improvement, epidemiology (morbidity and mortality), and interpersonal communication skills. See when this course is offered ...
OR
3.0
AH104 Prof Standards in Hlth Care
The course introduces ethical and trans-cultural issues encountered in healthcare. Examples of topics include value development, ethical theories and controversies, principles of confidentiality, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making. See when this course is offered ...
0.5
PE171 CPR
This course teaches rescue breathing, CPR, two-rescuer CPR, and automated external defibrillation (AED) skills. Students may complete certification from the American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) for healthcare providers. See when this course is offered ...
Spring Semester
5.0
HC112 Med Asst - Clinical Procedures
This course introduces the clinical skills needed to assist the health care provider in a medical setting. Topics include aseptic techniques and infection control, obtaining the patients history and vital signs, sterilization procedures, recognition and use of surgical instruments, collecting and processing lab specimens, performing diagnostic tests, preparing and administering medications and immunizations, patient teaching, and coordinating patient care with other health care providers. Prerequisite: HC110 Medical Assistant Administrative Theory. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
HC120 Med Asst Admin Externship
This externship allows students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and laboratory settings to the administrative aspects of being a Medical Assistant. It includes 180 hours over the course of the semester. Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification must be on file (in the Allied Health Coordinators office) prior to beginning the externship. Prerequisite: HC110 Medical Assistant Administrative Theory. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MR115 Law in Health Care
This course introduces the legal aspects of health information, with emphasis placed on civil law and how healthcare settings are affected by law and by non-governmental rulemaking bodies. Topics include a review of the history of common law, the primary sources of law, tort law, the court system, corporate liability, medical staff issues, and consent to treatment, confidentiality, reporting obligations, and patient rights. It discusses the principles guiding the control, security, and usage of health information. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MR208 Pharm for Allied Health
This course covers the pharmacological, pathophysiological, therapeutic, and diagnostic aspects of medicine. It includes the concepts and medical word components for body systems and disorders encountered in healthcare. Discussions include pharmacological agents and the diagnostics test(s) used for disease processes, the selection of a particular pharmacological intervention, how its effectiveness is monitored using diagnostic interventions, and the value of laboratory tests. Prerequisite: MR103 Medical Terminology. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
Summer Semester
4.0
HC166 Off Mgmt-Medicl Asst
This course includes the transcribing of medical reports as well as communication techniques such as formatting of medical reports, business communications, and agenda preparation and distribution. The preparation of office policies and procedures are also included. Emphasis is placed on the role of the manager, including personnel management and the provision for the privacy and security of information within the office setting. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
HC122 Med Asst Clinical Externship
This externship allows students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and laboratory settings to the clinical aspects of being a Medical Assistant. It includes 180 hours over the course of the semester. Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification must be on file (in the Allied Health Coordinators office) prior to beginning the externship. Prerequisite: HC120 Medical Assistant Administrative Externship. See when this course is offered ...
 


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