Medical Assisting, Diploma MA22

Medical assistants are valuable in any team of caregivers, and with the national shortage of healthcare workers, opportunity for employment is ample.

As a medical assistant, the student will help care for patients by providing routine treatment and performing laboratory. Typical duties include scheduling and receiving patients; taking temperature, blood pressure, height and weight measurements; assisting in examinations; and keeping medical records. He or she will have a background in computerized databases as well as in customer service. Under a doctor's direction as a medical assistant, you may give injections, assist in collecting samples for analysis, perform standard laboratory tests, order and maintain supplies, and assist in minor surgery and wound care.

The program’s minimum expectations are to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

After graduation, the student will have many choices for future employment, including private physicians' offices, clinics, emergency-care facilities, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.

The student will take the certification examination after graduation and will be certified upon passing the exam.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 
Clearwater, FL 33763 
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Curriculum Outline

All pre-requisite courses and occupational courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better.

General Core Courses

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body

5

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

MAST 1010Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office

2

Total Credit Hours:54

Fundamental Occupational Courses

MAST 1030Pharmacology in the Medical Office

4

MAST 1060Medical Office Procedures

4

MAST 1080Medical Assisting Skills I

4

MAST 1090Medical Assisting Skills II

4

MAST 1100Medical Insurance Management

2

MAST 1110Administrative Practice Management

3

MAST 1120Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office

3

MAST 1170Medical Assisting Externship

6

MAST 1180Medical Assisting Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:33

Total Credit Hours: 54

Total Credit Hours: 54