2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Health Professions AAS - Medical Office Assistant Program

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Medical Office Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform administrative and clinical as well as management duties. Graduates may work in physicians’ offices, clinics, HMO’s, billing companies, or other ambulatory care facilities, such as freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. Clinical responsibilities include: performing laboratory tests, taking electrocardiograms, injections, vein punctures, sterilization techniques, vital signs, and assisting with minor surgery. Administrative responsibilities include scheduling appointments, billing and collecting, coding diagnoses and procedures, insurance claim forms, medical records, performing computer applications, and providing patient instructions. Graduates are prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Demonstrates entry-level competency in performing administrative medical office assistant skills.
  2. Demonstrates technical proficiency in all clinical skills.
  3. Assess disease symptoms and diagnostic treatments to determine patient care.
  4. Apply medical terminology when communicating in a health care setting with patients, physicians, and all members of the health care team.
  5. Apply critical thinking skills to construct, evaluate, and measure administrative tasks to operate the office efficiently.
  6. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in the workplace.
  7. Adhere to state, federal and local regulations and laws that apply to health care.
  8. Communicate effectively with diverse populations.

Career Pathways

Medical Assistant: Physician or Health Practitioner Office, Hospital Assistant: Nursing Home, Ambulatory Care, Office Educator

Recommended Semester Sequence

General Education Requirements

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • One (1) general education course selected from the following fields: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Interdisciplinary (WGS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

Subtotal: 8 Credits

Subtotal: 20 Credits

Subtotal: 34 Credits

Free Elective

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Course List .

IST-123  will fulfill 3 credits of Free Electives for students who place into the course

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.

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