2019-20 Catalog 
    
    Oct 14, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog

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: 63

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AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)


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

Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes

 

Program Outcomes


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

  1. Utilize medical records while upholding HIPAA regulations. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 295, HIM 173)
  2. Demonstrate administrative and clinical medical skills. (AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 140, 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, BIO 202, COM 134, HIM 240)
  4. Identify how diversity and culture affect delivery of health care. (AHS 100, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 230, AHS 295, COM 134)
  5. Identify legal and ethical issues in healthcare. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 140, AHS 230, AHS 295, BSA 102, HIM 173)
  6. Explain the structure and function of the body systems. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 121, AHS 130, AHS 140, AHS 295, BIO 201, BIO 202, HIM 240)
  7. Apply effective communication skills with health care professionals and patients.  (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 140, AHS 230, AHS 295, BSA 102, COM 134)

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