Medical Assisting (MA)

MA250: Online Professionalism in Health Care

This course will focus on the aspects of professionalism that a health care professional needs in order to successfully work in a medical office setting, including communication skills, personal appearance, and interpersonal interactions. The course will prepare students for the clinical experience.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: SC131 | Corequisite: MA265

MA260: Clinical Competencies I

This course introduces students to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to understanding how aseptic technique, documentation, and safety apply to each skill. Specific competencies will include: health history, vital signs, specialty exams, sterilization, minor surgical procedures, surgical asepsis, growth charts, and electrocardiograms (EKGs).

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: SC131

MA265: Online Clinical Competencies I

The course introduces you to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to aseptic technique, documentation, and safety. Specific competency simulations will include: collecting a health history, vital signs, specialty exams, sterilization, minor surgical procedures, surgical asepsis, growth charts, and electrocardiograms.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: SC131

MA270: Clinical Competencies II

This course introduces students to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to aseptic technique, documentation, and safety. Specific competencies will include: specimen processing, methods of quality control, capillary and venipuncture, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived testing, microbiology and immunology procedures, urinalysis, and administering medications.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: MA260

MA275: Online Clinical Competencies II

This course introduces you to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to aseptic technique, documentation, and safety. Specific competency simulations will include: specimen processing, methods of quality control, capillary and venipuncture, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived testing, microbiology and immunology procedures, urinalysis, and administering medications.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: MA265

MA280: Online Clinical Competencies III

This course will focus on the performance of clinical skills in an approved medical facility or educational medical lab, as appropriate. Students will complete a minimum of 50 hours and all required competency skills.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MA275 and permission from the Clinical Placement Team

MA285: Comprehensive Medical Assisting

This course highlights the critical components of success for the "about to be" medical assistant. It will review knowledge of key competencies you will need to master to pursue professional credentials and practice; professional, ethical, and legal standards; and current trends and issues you need to know to successfully step into a medical assistant position.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

MA290: Medical Assisting Externship and Evaluation

Successful completion of this course will require 160 nonpaid hours of clinical and administrative experience at an approved health care setting. Students will be evaluated on the performance of expected competencies, including a certification exam, by the end of this course.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: HS101, HS210, HS220, MA270, and last term

MA295: Online Medical Assisting Externship and Evaluation

Successful completion of this course will require 160 hours of clinical and administrative experience at an approved health care setting. Students will be evaluated on the performance of expected competencies, including a practice credentialing exam, at the end of the course.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: MA280 and permission of the Clinical Placement Team