Medical Assistant

Program Description
This 480 Clock hour program requires the completion of 20 weeks (days), or 20 weeks (evenings) of study. This program familiarizes students with theory, practical and clinical knowledge so that they may obtain entry-level employment as a medical assistant or medical administrator.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to function in a medical front office or back office setting. Students will be introduced to medical procedures such as phlebotomy, venipuncture, EKG monitoring, minor surgical techniques, laboratory techniques, and emergency first aid. Students will also learn medical billing and insurance coding,

medical law and ethics and medical office management procedures.

Occupational Objectives

Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions in the Medical Assistant field performing duties such as, clinical medical assistants, medical administrative assistants, medical record clerks, medical office managers, medical insurance billing clerks, medical receptionists, and also work directly with physicians.

Program Length/Class Hours

6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 16 weeks, 480 hours

Module Title: Total Lecture Clinical/Lab
Hours Hours Hours
Module AMA Anatomy and Physiology 120 100 20
Module BMA Clinical Procedures 120 60 60
Module CMA Medical Office Procedures 40 10 30
Module DMA Word Processing and Keyboarding 40 10 30
Module FMA Medical Office Software 80 30 50
Module GMA Healthcare Law and Ethics 80 60 20
Total 480 270 210
Module HMA Externship 120 0 0

 

Module Title:

Module AMA    Anatomy and Physiology – The student will learn the basic concepts of human anatomy, including the body as a whole, its functions, tissues and major organ systems. The student will also learn medical terminology including areas such as pronunciation, spelling origin and construction.

Module BMA    Clinical Procedures – Students will learn the fundamental principles of patient care, such as; patient assessment and charting, vital signs and EKG monitoring. The student will also learn basic protocols of patient care, including; assisting with primary physical examinations and emergency medical treatment in various scenarios, including the treatment of infants, children and adults.

Module CMA    Medical Office Procedures – The student will learn how to create patient records, and organizing them manually and electronically. Students will also learn records management systems and develop skills in alphabetic filing and indexing. Students will develop speed and accuracy in computer keyboarding and learn medical terminology.

Module DMA    Word Processing and Keyboarding – Students will learn keyboarding skills and techniques to improve keyboarding speed, they will also how to create documents on a PC and know how to edit, save, retrieve, merge and format common business documents. Students will also learn how to add, remove and edit basic graphics and pictures on documents. Student will also learn to create and manage a database by editing, sorting, indexing and merging files. Finally, they will learn how to create and print

reports related to specific database projects.

Module EMA    Medical Office Software – The student will learn how to create patient records, and organizing them manually and electronically. Students will also learn records management systems and develop skills in alphabetic filing and indexing. Students will develop speed and accuracy in computer keyboarding and learn medical terminology.

Module FMA     Health Care Law and Ethics – Students will learn current laws that regulate the health care industry including those pertaining to patients’ rights and privacy. The student will also learn standard Cal/OSHA rules and regulations that pertain to the health care industry.

Module JMA     Externship – Student will participate in a 120 hour externship position in a field related to their program of study.

They will experience “on the job training” and perform duties using their skills they have acquired from their training.