Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting with a Concentration in Clinical Support

  • Program Length: 15 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

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About our Medical Assisting Degree

The Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting with concentrations in Clinical Support provides students with all of the relevant administration, and technology skills to meet the demands of the current and emerging health care system. This program prepares students to become entry-level professionals in the specific field and prepares the student with significant business skills, management techniques, and administrative practices associated with the contemporary business and technical environment. The student will have the opportunity to choose which area of concentration to focus in: the clinical side.

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The courses that the student will take will prepare the student for a rewarding career in the health services field. Our highly skilled faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom providing the student the training needed for insurance coding, computerized billing, records maintenance, monitoring accounts payable and accounts receivable, as well as the necessary clinical skills for even the busiest medical office. Through hands-on training in modern, well-equipped office technology labs, the student will learn to develop effective relationships with patients; perform office activities such as scheduling appointments; preparing medical charts and reports; produce documents using word processing; transcribe medical dictation, and process insurance forms.

The student will be trained to take patient vital signs and provide basic first aid. The additional training in Career Development provides the skills needed to find that first important job and then shows how to advance his/her career choice. Upon graduation, the student will be qualified for an exciting and rewarding job in the healthcare field. Depending on the area of kiwi casino concentration, the graduate will be qualified for an entry level position such as a medical office manager, medical insurance manager, or as a medical assistant, or laboratory assistant. The graduate may find employment in a doctor’s office, medical clinic, hospital, or other healthcare facility. The future is bright in the ever-growing healthcare industry.

Syllabus

Course Name Course Type Credit Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I Medical 3.0
Anatomy & Physiology II Medical 3.0
Medical Terminology Medical 3.0
Medical Assistant Role I Medical 3.0
Medical Assistant Role II Medical 3.0
Math for the Healthcare Professionals Medical 3.0
Principles of Pharmacology Medical 3.0
Insurance Essentials Medical 2.0
Medical Terminology Medical 3.0
Medical Office Procedures Medical 3.0
Medical Lab Medical 3.0
Exam Room Procedures Medical 3.0
Electronic Health Records Medical 3.0
Medical Assistant Clinical Capstone Medical 3.0
Medical Assistant Externship or Medical Assistant Case Study Medical 4.0/ 3.0
Course Name Course Type Credit Hours
Customer Service Business 3.0
Computer Applications Information Technology 3.0
Success in College and the Workplace Career Development 3.0

Students will take 9 credit hours from the following General Education Courses, assuring at least one course is taken in each of these areas: quantitative analysis, written and oral communication, and social sciences. Not all electives are available at all campuses.

Critical Cognition General Education 3.0
English Composition General Education 3.0
Communication Studies General Education 3.0
Mathematics General Education 3.0
Psychology General Education 3.0
Sociology General Education 3.0
Human Factors in Behavior Performance General Education 3.0
Comparative Literature General Education 3.0
Algebra General Education 3.0
Total 60.0

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