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Medical Assistant - Specialization - Certificate Level 2

Available on Campus Campus

The program trains individuals to function as multi-skilled technicians in ambulatory health care delivery systems. Specific skills include administrative and clinical duties. Additional skills include 12-lead electrocardiography, dysrhythmia analysis, stress testing, Holter monitor and scanning, phlebotomy, pharmacology and administration of medications and fundamentals of medical insurance with coding.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses
HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
5

Year 1

Semester 1
HPRS 1304 Basic Health Profession Skills 3
MDCA 1205 Medical Law & Ethics 2
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
8
Semester 2
MDCA 1409 Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants 4
MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance 3
MDCA 1352 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 3
MDCA 1417 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 4
14
Semester 3
MDCA 1210 Medical Assistant Interpersonal & Communication Skills 2
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1372 Electronic Medical Record Documentation for Scribes 3
MDCA 1448 Pharmacology & Administration of Medications 4
12

Year 2

Semester 1
MDCA 1254 Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review 2
MDCA 1264 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Medical/Clinical Assistant (Capstone) 2
4
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 43

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.