MAC101-001

Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

This introductory course for the Medical Assisting certificate is designed to bring together a learning community of students to explore the role of the professional medical assistant, the health care team, the history of the profession, and credentialing requirements. They will learn to obtain patient histories, vital signs, principles of infection control, etc. Prior to admission to this course the student must attend an information session and an advising session. Prerequisite: BIT103 & BIO105 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

MAC203-001

Medical Assisting Clinical

This six-credit course is designed to teach basic medical assisting clinical skills and provide practical experience in a clinical setting to complement the clinical and office skills required by the credentialing agency (Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - CAAHEP). The course is divided into lecture, laboratory practice, 160-hour clinical practicum, and 7 hours of seminar addressing professional behavior in health care. Prerequisite: BIT103, BIO105, and MAC101; Co-requisite: BIT203 / 6 credits. Offered: Spring C&P 2/26/2014 MAC203 replaced by MAC204.

MAC204-001

Medical Assisting Clinical

This seven-credit course is designed to teach basic medical assisting clinical skills and provide practical experience in a clinical setting to complement the clinical and office skills required by the credentialing agency (Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - CAAHEP). The course is divided into lecture, laboratory practice, clinical practicum, and seminar. Prerequisite: MAC101; Co-requisite: MAC205 / 7 credits. Offered: Spring

MAC205-001

Administrative Medical Assistant

This course prepares students to perform the administrative functions of a medical assistant. Course topics include the following: an overview of the healthcare industry, client/patient relations and communication, health information management, medical practice management, and professional workplace behavior. Students acquire skills in a medical office software package, meet CAAHEP/MAERB required administrative competencies, and explore ethical/legal issues in modern medicine. Prerequisites: MAC101; co-requisite: MAC204. Enrollment in the Medical Assisting Program / 3 credits. Offered: Spring