Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

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Medical Assisting

Diploma

Program Description

The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.

Program Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

1361 Park Street Clearwater FL 33756

www.caahep.org

Certification Information

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam offered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

17

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (COMPASS)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

32

70

26

N/A

 

Other Conditions for Admission

Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation on clinical experiences.

Program Courses

Credits

Basic Skills

 

ENGL 1010 - Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012 - Foundations of Mathematics

3

PSYC 1010 - Basic Psychology

3

Occupational Courses

 

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

ALHS 1011 - Anatomy and Physiology

5

ALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

ALHS 1040 - Introduction to Health Care

3

BUSN 1440 - Document Production (Note: Prerequisite BUSN 1100)

4

MAST 1010 - Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office

2

MAST 1030 - Pharmacology in the Medical Office

4

MAST 1060 - Medical Office Procedures

4

MAST 1080 - Medical Assisting Skills I

4

MAST 1090 - Medical Assisting Skills II

4

MAST 1100 - Medical Insurance Management

2

MAST 1110 - Administrative Practice Management

3

MAST 1170 - Medical Assisting Externship

6

MAST 1180 - Medical Assisting Seminar

3

MAST 1120 - Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office

3

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

61