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Medical Assistant - AAS

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The Medical Assistant AAS degree will prepare individuals for entry-level positions requiring the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary for performing general administrative (front office) and clinical (back office) skills in ambulatory healthcare settings including physician's offices, clinics, and urgent care centers.

Credit Hours Required: 60

General Education Requirements

  1. Foundation Studies (12 credits)
    1.   Credits: 6

      Note: For College Composition or Applied Communication choose from the approved options except COM 134, which will be applied to Program Requirements (below).

    2.   Credits: 3
    3.   Credits: 3
  2. Area Studies (7 credits)
    1. BIO 181  or BIO 156  (Physical & Biological Science) Credits: 4
    2.   or   Credits: 3

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Manage medical records upholding security and privacy standards as outlined in HIPAA regulations. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS121, AHS 295, HIM173)
  2. Use computer programs commonly found in health care settings. (AHS105, AHS120, AHS121, AHS 295, CSA 126)
  3. Assist the health care provider in delivering care to clients with multiple health care needs. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 130, AHS 140, AHS 295, BIO 201, 202, HIM 240)
  4. Document how diversity and culture affect delivery of health care. (AHS 100, AHS105, AHS 120, AHS121, AHS 295)
  5. Obtain specimens for diagnostic evaluation and testing. (AHS 105, AHS 121, AHS 295)
  6. Describe the structural organization of the body. (AHS100, AHS105, AHS 121, BIO 201, BIO202, HIM 240)
  7. Calculate medication dosages. (AHS 121, AHS 295, MAT 100 or above)
  8. List the indications for use, dosage forms, usual dosage, side effects, interactions with other drugs, storage requirements, generic and trade names and mechanism of action for commonly used medications. (AHS 121, AHS 140, AHS 295)
  9. For all major body systems, describe common diseases and conditions, methods of diagnosis, short and long term effects of disease processes, treatment and therapy and restoration strategies. (AHS121, AHS105, AHS 130, AHS 295, HIM 240)
  10. Distinguish if it is appropriate to release patient records in accordance with policies and procedure for access and disclosure of personal health information. (AHS100, AHS105, AHS120, AHS121, AHS 295, HIM 173)
  11. Use effective communication skills with health care professionals and patients.  (AHS100, AHS105, AHS120, AHS121, AHS295)

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