Medical Assistant (MA)

MA 100. Interpersonal Communication. (3 Credits)

Interpersonal Communication presents an overview of interpersonal communication and analyzes personal communication interactions. Exercises are designed to improve the student’s ability to initiate, recognize, and respond to verbal, nonverbal, and written communication. This course will help students to recognize communication barriers and identify techniques for overcoming them.

Prerequisite: None

MA 106. Medical Terminology. (1 Credit)

Medical Terminology is a creative and interactive introduction to medical terminology. Students will learn medical terminology basics, anatomic structures and terms of reference, health care record terminology, symptomatic and diagnostic terminology, diagnostic tests and procedural terminology, operative and therapeutic terminology. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

MA 107. Student Success Strategies. (3 Credits)

Student Success Strategies will engage students in cultivating the abilities necessary for academic and professional success, including study and research skills, learning styles, use of technology, and critical thinking skills.

Prerequisite: None

MA 110. Psychology. (3 Credits)

Psychology is an introductory survey course acquainting the student with the procedures, principles, theories, and vocabulary of psychology as a science. It includes basic principles, developmental stages of the life cycle, mental health, and applied psychology. Also covered are the effects of heredity, environment, and culture on development.

Prerequisite: None

MA 115. Math for HC Professionals. (1 Credit)

Math for Health Care Professionals will review basic math skills and teach health care students about ratio/proportion, dosage calculations, and other health care related math skills necessary for success in the health care setting.

Prerequisite: None

MA 125. Computing for HC Professionals. (1 Credit)

Computing for Health Care Professionals teaches students how to comfortably navigate an electronic medical record by reading/examining patient charts and entering information into charts.

Prerequisite: None

MA 130. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. (1 Credit)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation provides instruction in the American Heart Association training for Healthcare Providers. This course covers rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of an AED, and how to care for choking victims. Techniques for caring for infants, children and adults are also covered.

Prerequisite: None

MA 140. Medical Law and Ethics. (3 Credits)

Medical Law & Ethics presents legal guidelines and requirements for health care, personal attributes, job readiness, workplace dynamics, and allied health professions and credentialing. It identifies the roles and functions of personnel within the medical office practice setting. Medical ethics and bioethics are discussed as well as risk management issues as they relate to the practice of medical assisting. Students will learn to identify and respond to issues of confidentiality, perform within legal and ethical boundaries, establish and maintain the medical record, and document appropriately.

Prerequisite: None

MA 215. Endocrine/Urinary/Reproductive. (4 Credits)

MA 215 is an introductory course in the human body systems, diseases, procedures and medications related to those systems, as well as vital signs, medical asepsis and OSHA regulations as they apply to the healthcare environment.

Prerequisite: None

MA 225. Respiratory/Cardiovascular Sys. (4 Credits)

MA 225EL is an introductory course in the human body systems, diseases, procedures and medications related to those systems, as well as vital signs, medical asepsis and OSHA regulations as they apply to the healthcare environment.

Prerequisite: None

MA 235. Administrative Procedures. (4 Credits)

Administrative Procedures introduces basic medical office functions. The student will learn how to utilize computer software for scheduling, maintaining records, and preparing professional communications. This course includes setting up a medical record, telephone techniques, medical records management, and written communication. This course covers ICD, HCPCS and CPT coding, insurance plan information, and managing practice finances. It also includes job interviewing techniques and resume preparation.

Prerequisite: None

MA 245. Lymphatic/Digestive/Blood Sys. (4 Credits)

MA 245 is an introductory course in the human body systems, diseases, procedures and medications related to those systems, as well as vital signs, surgical asepsis and OSHA regulations as they apply to the healthcare environment.

Prerequisite: None

MA 255. Musculoskel/Skin/Nervous/Sense. (4 Credits)

MA 255 presents information relating to anatomy and physiology, clinical procedures, laboratory procedures, and the pharmacology of the musculoskeletal, skin, nervous and sense systems. There is a hands-on component to this class that allows students to learn and practice skills necessary for professional competency in the clinic.

Prerequisite: None

MA 300. Medical Assistant Externship. (3 Credits)

This practicum provides the student with an opportunity to demonstrate the application of learned concepts, principles, and procedures required to assist the physician in daily office activities within a supervised ambulatory health care setting. Each student must complete a minimum of 200 hours.

Prerequisite: None