Medical Assistant (CP)
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Medical Assistants maintain the daily workflow of a medical office. Work activities vary depending on the medical setting but often include customer service, administrative and clinical tasks. Medical assistants work directly with physicians and patients to ensure a productive experience in a variety of healthcare environments. The Medical Assistant program prepares students for both front-office clerical and back-office clinical medical assisting responsibilities by providing cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning competencies. The Clark College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates of the Clark College Medical Assisting program are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)'s Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination, a national certification for Medical Assistants. To gain employment as a Certified Medical Assistant, the student must graduate from the program and pass the CMA examination.
|General Education Requirements|
|Select one from the following:||5|
|BUSINESS ENGLISH (5 credits/units)|
|INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING (5 credits/units)|
|ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (5 credits/units)|
|BMED 103||MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS||3|
|BMED 166||MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRACTICUM 1||6|
|Major Area Requirements|
|BMED 110||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I||3|
|BMED 111||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II||3|
|BMED 112||INTRODUCTION TO PATHOPHYSIOLOGY||5|
|BMED 116||MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I||3|
|BMED 117||MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES II||3|
|BMED 129||MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT||5|
|BMED 137||THERAPEUTIC COMM SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROF||3|
|BMED 138||LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE||2|
|BMED 139||MA ASSISTANT EXAMINATION REVIEW||2|
|BMED 163||MEDICAL OFFICE CLINICAL PROCEDURES I (with lab)||6|
|BMED 164||MEDICAL OFFICE CLINICAL PROCEDURES II (with lab) 2||6|
|BMED 165||MEDICAL OFFICE LABORATORY PROCEDURES 2||4|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|BEGINNING KEYBOARDING 3,4 (3 credits/units)|
|REFRESHER KEYBOARDING 3,4 (3 credits/units)|
|BTEC 148||BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT||3|
|BTEC 149||COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS||3|
|HEOC 100||BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2||4|
|HEOC 104||HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION||3|
|HEOC 120||AIDS EDUCATION||1|
|HEOC 130||PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS||3|
|HLTH 124||HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR AND FIRST AID||1|
Practicum is a non-paid, supervised work experience.
Register for BTEC 100.
Three credits/units required.
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Demonstrate use of medical office administrative and clinical software to complete medical office tasks (scheduling, patient information management, billing and office finances). (affective, cognitive and psychomotor)
- Apply policies and principles of office management (patient reception, scheduling, billing and office finances). (affective, cognitive and psychomotor)
- Apply policies and procedures for office management. (cognitive)
- Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications. (affective and psychomotor)
- Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task. (affective)
- Accurately and effectively demonstrate clinical skills required of the medical assistant. (affective, cognitive and psychomotor)
- Successfully complete all criteria necessary for taking the CMA Exam. (cognitive and psychomotor)