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 100 100 0
Module BMA Clinical Procedures 80 40 40
Module CMA Medical Office Procedures 40 20 20
Module DMA Word Processing and Keyboarding 30 0 30
Module FMA Medical Office Software 40 10 30
Module GMA Healthcare Law and Ethics 30 30 0
 Module HMA  Externship  160  0  160
Total 480 200 280

 

Module Description:

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. Students will become CPR certified by the AHA upon completion of this module, learning emergency procedures for people in cardiac arrest and how to perform CPR.

Module BMA Clinical Procedures – Students will learn the fundamental principles of patient care, such as; patient assessment and charting, vital signs and EKG monitoring. Students will also learn basic protocols, 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 make appointments, create and organize patient records, 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 speed.

Module FMA Medical Office Software – Students will learn how medical office software is used to maintain electronic health records and process claims. They will also gain an overview of medical billing and coding practices.

Module GMA 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 HMA Externship – Student will participate in a 160 hour externship position in a field related to their program of study. They will experience “on the job training” and perform duties using skills they

Course Materials/Equipment: Laptop computer, MS Office and billing/coding training software, Kinn’s Medical Assistant handbook, Computers in the Medical Office (textbooks and study guides available in English only), blood pressure kit, uniforms, CPR/First Aid certification.

Requirements for Graduation: Students must pass a final exam with a score of 70% “D” grade or better, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, and complete a 120-hour Internship/externship, to be considered for graduation. have acquired from their training.