Aug 09, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

Medical Assisting


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CIP Code: 31.51.0801

Program Description: The Medical Assisting program prepares students to become members of the health care team in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and specialty practices. The curriculum includes administrative and clinical competencies with demonstrations and classroom instruction. Students receive supervised experience performing procedures using study models, mannequins, and other simulated methods.   Administrative responsibilities may include but are not limited to scheduling appointments, managing the telephone, and maintaining medical records.  Clinical responsibilities may include but are not limited to obtaining a medical history, preparing patients for the physician’s examination, taking vital signs, administering medications, performing routine lab procedures, and assisting the physician when the patient is examined.

Program content includes OSHA standards, CDC guidelines, infection control procedures, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, insurance/coding and billing, phlebotomy, professional orientation, computer concepts, pharmacology, medical dosage/ calculation and nutrition information, as well as 13 weeks of external rotation in physicians’ offices, clinics, and specialty practices.

Program Outcomes: The mission of the Medical Assisting Program is to guide selected individuals through an educational experience to become personally, professionally, and socially effective medical assistants. 

Professional Accrediting Body:American Medical Technologist

10700 W Higgins Rd STE 150.

 Rosemont IL 60018

(847) 823-5169

www.americanmedtech.org

Council on Occupational Education

7840 Roswell Road

Building 300, Suite 325

Atlanta, GA 30350

(Local): 770-396-3898

(Toll-Free): 800-917-2081

www.council.org

National Health career Association

11161 Overbrook Road

Leawood, Kansas  66211

1-800-499-9092

www.nhanow.com

State Agency/Entity Oversight:

American Medical Technologist

10700 W Higgins Rd STE 150. 

Rosemont IL 60018

(847) 823-5169

www.americanmedtech.org

Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized certificates to be awarded: Upon completion of the program students will receive a diploma from the college and are eligible to become a Registered Medical Assistant in the State of Tennessee as well as sit for the Medical Assisting National Board to become a Registered Medical Assistant along with the National Certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

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