Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

The Haywood Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
   1361 Park Street
   Clearwater, FL 33756
    727-210-2350

Admissions Criteria

The criteria for admission to the medical assisting program include:

  1. A completed Application for Admission form;
  2. Evidence of high school graduation or completion of High School Equivalency diploma;
  3. Official copies of high school and college transcripts (High school seniors must have a final transcript sent within one month of graduation;
  4. Satisfactory scores on the college placement test or satisfactory remediation of areas not meeting cutoff scores;
  5. A completed medical form including all required immunizations prior to enrolling in MED 150 and MED 260;
  6. An annual TB skin test and
  7. Malpractice insurance prior to taking MED 150 and MED 260.
  8. A satisfactory urine drug screen and criminal background check required prior to MED 260.

 

MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum is designed to be a capstone course for the medical assisting professional and must be taken in the final semester of a student's sophomore year.

Suggested Schedule for 2014-2015 (Updated Apr 14, 2014)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A45400

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
MED-110 Orientation to Medical Assisting 1 0 0 1
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
MED-114 Professional Interaction in Health Care 1 0 0 1
Total: 12
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
MED-116 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 3 2 0 4
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
MED-130 Administrative Office Procedures I 1 2 0 2
OST-136 Word Processing 2 2 0 3
Total: 18
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MED-118 Medical Law and Ethics 2 0 0 2
or OST-149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
MED-140 Examining Room Procedures I 3 4 0 5
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 10-11
Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MED-131 Administrative Office Procedures II 1 2 0 2
MED-150 Laboratory Procedures I 3 4 0 5
MED-240 Examining Room Procedures II 3 4 0 5
MED-272 Drug Therapy 3 0 0 3
OST-148 Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 0 0 3
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MED-260 MED Clinical Practicum 0 0 15 5
MED-264 Medical Assisting Overview 2 0 0 2
MED-274 Diet Therapy/Nutrition 3 0 0 3
MED-276 Patient Education 1 2 0 2
PSY-150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total: 15

Total Credit Hours: 73-74

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