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Course Descriptions - Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2019)
MEDA 0000 Medical Assistant Orientation0 Hours
BTEC 1030 Operating Systems and Email Applications30 Hours
Operating Systems and Email Applications explores essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Throughout this course, you will study how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. You will also use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, you will examine how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.
BTEC 1031 Word Processing Fundamentals30 Hours
In this course, students will create, format, and save documents. They will also be introduced to the Help feature, the spelling and grammar checker, the format painter, styles, and how to copy and move text in order to produce and enhance business documents.
BTEC 1032 Spreadsheet Fundamentals30 Hours
In this course students will be introduced to essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Students will be introduced to the essential spreadsheet features needed to create worksheets by entering and editing data. The will also learn to format worksheets and will explore the use of formulas, functions, and charts.
WKSK 1400 Workplace Relations60 Hours
Workplace Relations is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.
BTEC 1510 Business English90 Hours
Business English emphasizes essentials of business English. Throughout this course, you will study writing, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.
MEDA 1050 Introduction to Medical Assisting90 Hours
Introduction to Medical Assisting will introduce students to various members of the health care team and the medical assistant's role and responsibilities as part of that team in a clinical setting. Students will begin learning the foundations of medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, and ways to communicate with patients verbally and nonverbally.
MEDA 1102 Medical Terminology150 Hours
Medical Terminology is designed to help you interpret and understand medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. You will utilize a method of study that not only instructs in building medical terms but also gives immediate application in utilizing the medical term.
MEDA 1151 Front Office Procedures I60 Hours
Students will develop basic office skills in addition to medical assistant responsibilities, including scheduling patients, correctly identifying components of medical charts, and the steps for diagnostic and procedural coding. Students will also study what HIPAA is and how it applies to patient information.
EHIT 1160 Medical Front Office Procedures II90 Hours
Medical Front Office Procedures II emphasizes medical reimbursement and coding processes and provides a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory, and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR). The procedures and reimbursement policies that govern a health care provider being reimbursed for services provided will be explained, and you will practice documenting the patient medical diagnosis and procedural services, locating diagnostic and procedural codes, and assigning codes appropriately.
MEDA 1250 Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body120 Hours
This course introduces students to the basics of anatomy and physiology. Students will learn how anatomy and physiology relate to the body structure as a whole—with in-depth studies of each body system—how those systems are interrelated, and what impact disease can have on the body.
MEDA 1350 Preparing for Clinical Procedures and Assisting with Exams120 Hours
Students will learn the medical assistant’s role in assisting with examinations. Students will be introduced to the basic equipment and supplies needed for different types of examinations, as well as the safety procedures to follow to prevent the spread of infection. They will also learn how to interact with patients in a professional manner.
MEDA 1451 Laboratory Procedures90 Hours
In this course students will conduct the steps necessary for performing tests in a medical office. This includes studying the different types of tests that can be performed in a physician’s office laboratory, the different supplies and procedures associated with each type of test, and steps for specimen collection. Students will also use a compound light microscope to identify different types of micro-organisms.
MEDA 1551 Cardiology, Radiology, and Minor Surgical Procedures90 Hours
Students will learn how to prepare patients for various cardiology and radiology tests and the procedure for performing an EKG and Holter Monitor testing. This course instructs students on the processes used to set up a sterile tray, select the appropriate instruments needed for surgical procedures, and perform minor surgical procedures.
MEDA 1650 Pharmacology and Medication Administration Procedures120 Hours
Students will learn the fundamentals of pharmacology rules and regulations, including different forms of medication, dosage calculations, and various methods for administering medication in all forms.
MEDA 1806 Back Office Procedures and Preparation for Employment30 Hours
In this course, students will learn the role of the medical assistant in helping patients with rehabilitation techniques. Students will study methods for recognizing what patient body language is communicating and the appropriate response to use to help patients obtain their best recovery. Students will learn how to respond in an emergency situation, this includes studying triage, CPR, and First Aid. Additionally, after students have completed the CPR and First Aid portion of this course, a comprehensive review of clinical skills will be conducted. Students will also prepare for the practicum by studying the rules of conduct and professionalism in the workplace, updating resumes, preparing cover letters for future job applications, and meeting with the Practicum Coordinator.
MEDA 2301 Medical Assistant Externship I200 Hours
The Medical Assistant externship experience helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the administrative and clinical procedure knowledge, skills, and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a professional medical office. This experience takes place under the supervision of a Site Supervisor and includes skill practice and evaluation. The Practicum Coordinator/Instructor periodically visits the office to evaluate your progress and performance.
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