OBJECTIVE: The Medical Assisting program prepares students to perform both administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Students will be trained in a broad range of skills that are essential to a career in a medical setting – including administrative tasks and clinical duties. This program will focus on medical practices and procedures, medical ethics and law, medical insurance and record keeping and patient preparation for basic laboratory procedures and tests. The program will also prepare students to work as cardiac monitoring technicians. A 120-hour internship is required upon completion of the coursework.
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTAL (60 hours)
This course is designed to teach keyboarding and to introduce the student to Microsoft Outlook and the Internet. This course will also provide the student with knowledge and experience in using Internet Explorer to browse the web and create Web content, and Microsoft Outlook to send and receive e-mail. Prerequisite: None
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (60 hours)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the structure and function of the human body. Medical words, phrases and abbreviations relating to the body in health and disease will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on correct spelling, pronunciation and defining medical terms associated with selected body systems, disease conditions, and treatment modalities. All courses in this program will emphasize age appropriate terminology and care and cultural differences awareness. Prerequisite: None
MEDICAL TYPING AND TRANSCRIPTION (60 hours)
Emphasis in keyboarding will be placed on accuracy and attaining the highest range possible. Minimum speed goal of 35 wpm is required. The student will learn formatting procedures for basic business correspondence and tfor centering tables on an electronic keyboard. In addition, the student will continue to develop speed and proficiency in keyboarding by taking timed writings and practicing assigned drills. Prerequisite: None
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I & II (120 hours)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic study of the structures and functions of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the major organs in each of the systems presented, their functions and the diseases associated with them. Prerequisite: None
COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL BILLING & CODING (60 hours)
This course is designed to prepare students to perform duties in the front office area. Students will be given an overview of the MediSoft software and its capabilities and OSMA requirements and standards as well as an introduction to diagnostic coding (ICD-9-CM and procedural coding (CPT-4 and HCPS). Prerequisite: None
OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, LAW AND ETHICS (60 hours)
This course prepares the student for working with a variety of office records, such as cards, correspondence, forms, microforms, microcomputer disks and computer printouts. Emphasis is placed on the 5 methods of filing: alphabetic, consecutive numeric, terminal-digit numeric, subject, and geographic. These filing methods form the basis for an understanding of electronic filing and the use of computer databases. In this course the student will ·also focus on medical practices with an emphasis on legal and ethical responsibilities. Students are introduced to HIPAA requirements. Prerequisite: CF and BC
MEDICAL EMERGENCY & ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES (60 hours)
This course introduces basic laboratory assisting skills, including the fundamentals of microbiology, urinalysis and clinical asepsis. Students are introduced to the proper techniques in the collecting of bacterial specimens, the collection and analysis of urine samples, strep testing, care of laboratory equipment, methods of sterilization, and the care and use of microscopes and instrument classification. Emphasis will be placed universal precautions and OSHA guidelines
This course introduces the student to basic clinical skills and placed on the most frequently performed in a medical office. Also student learn different kind of emergencies and protocol to follow in an emergency purpose. Prerequisite: MT and AP
MEDICAL LABORATORY & EXAMINATION (60 hours)
This course introduces the student to basic clinical skills and placed on the most frequently performed laboratory procedures in the physician’s office including hematology, blood chemistry, immunology and microbiology. Consideration is given to the fundamentals of vital signs, various methods and equipment used to measure cardinal signs, determining height and weight, patient preparation and positions, methods of examination, assisting the physician with emphasis on routine physical examination obstetricexaminations, gynecological examinations, urological examinations and pediatric examinations. Students will also have practical experience in procedures performed in medical specialty facilities. Prerequisite: MT and AP
PHLEBOTOMY (60 hours)
The profile of Phlebotomy technician is one of the most in demand job profiles in medicine, today. As a technician of Phlebotomy, you’d be expected to deeply understand every dimension of the discipline. Through our program, you will gain the prowess to meet the growing demands of the industry. Your job description will primarily be concerned with collecting and/or preparing blood samples and other specimens. Commonly used methods in phlebotomy include vacuum method and auto let blood withdrawal. In addition, you need to possess a thorough knowhow about the equipment used. This includes micro hematocrit centrifuges, hemoglobin meter, Glucometer, and more.
This means, by the time your training is complete; you won’t just know how to follow instructions given by your seniors, but also, how to go about it properly, bearing in mind the legal obligations, safety protocols, with a strong backing of a general awareness about the phlebotomy technician field. Thus, student will study order of blood and capillary blood drawn, following CLIA standard procedures. Prerequisite: MT and AP
EKG (60 hours)
This course gives a combination of EKG and phlebotomy. This course focuses on the process of evaluation and analyzing EKG tracings and determining the presence of dysrhythmias. Students will demonstrate the ability to successfully recognize a normal EKG, as well as an abnormal EKG and classifying diseases of the heart.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT (60 hours)
Our Career Services Department provides assistance such as resume preparation, mock Interview preparation for entry-level positions available in local job market. This course module prepares the student for future career services placement assistance through the career services department.
INTERNSHIP (180 hours)
Upon completion of the medical assistant coursework, student will complete 180 hour internship program designed to provide the experience in the competencies necessary for employment in a medical office.