Medical Assisting, AAS

Description

This program’s goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The program trains students to become multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians. Students will learn to perform duties under the direction of a physician in all areas of medical practice. In addition to learning the clinical aspects of the career, students will learn how to function in an administrative capacity at the medical office. An Associate in Applied Science degree will be awarded upon successful completion of this program.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Degree in Medical Assisting from Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination and;

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Degree in Medical Assisting from Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the National Healthcareer Association to sit for the following certifications:

  • CCMA – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • CET – Certified EKG Technician
  • CPT – Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • CEHRS – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • CPCT – Certified Patient Care Technician

Objectives

This program is designed to train the student to function effectively as an integral member of the physician’s health care team. Students will learn how to perform laboratory tasks including blood chemistry and urinalysis; clinical skills including, EKG, patient assisting, vital signs, injections, venipuncture and administration skills. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant.

Prerequisites

  • Have a High School Diploma or a GED
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background Check and Drug Screening

PROGRAM OUTLINE

To receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting, students must earn a total of 36.0 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in the General Education courses for a total of 60.0 credit hours.  This degree program can be completed in 16 months for full-time day students or in 22 months for part-time evening students.

Medical Assisting Courses (36.0 credit hours)
Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 6.0 credit hours
Medical Billing and Coding for Medical Assistants 4.5 credit hours
Medical Office Management 4.5 credit hours
Medical Terminology 1.5 credit hours
Clinical Procedures 3.5 credit hours
Lab Procedures I 4.5 credit hours
Lab Procedures II 4.5 credit hours
Externship I 3.5 credit hours
Externship II 3.5 credit hours

 

Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)

General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)
Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)
Strategies for Success 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
English (3.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)
Intermediate Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours

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