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Clinical Medical Assistant
21-Month Associate in Specialized Business Degree
The Clinical Medical Assistant program combines clinical procedures with office skills. The specialized curriculum provides complete professional training for managing an administrative medical position in a physician’s office, hospital, clinic, medical or surgical supply company, nursing home, or home health organization. Students learn all facets of medical office administration, including ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding, CPT-4 procedural coding, and step-by-step insurance form completion. Special attention is given to medicolegal aspects, communication procedures, and patient/doctor office relationships as well as information processing and storage and retrieval of medical records. Clinical lab classes develop skills that allow graduates to perform in clinical areas of health care as a clinical or administrative assistant. Clinical lab classes include training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance, patient care, specialty examinations and procedures, minor office surgery, diagnostic testing, phlebotomy, infection control, and patient teaching. Demand for well-trained medical assistants has grown rapidly in recent years; expectations are that the profession will continue to expand.
The following courses are included in this program:
|COURSE #||COURSE TITLE*||CREDITS|
|GE6500||Professional Career Planning||1|
|MD2301||Medical Terminology I / Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|MD2302||Medical Terminology II / Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|MD2305||Medical Billing & Coding I||3|
|MD2306||Medical Office Procedures||3|
|MD2307||Medical Terminology III / Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|MD2309||Medical Billing & Coding II||3|
|MD2311||Patient Care Lab I||3|
|MD2312||Patient Care Lab II||3|
|MD2313||Clinical Lab I||3|
|MD2314||Clinical Lab II||3|
|MD2316||Medical Insurance & Billing||3|
|SE2113||Database and Presentation||3|
|SE2204||Secretarial Office Procedures||3|
|TY2116||Computer Office Applications||3|
|TY2119||Advanced Spreadsheet Applications||3|
|TY3333||Computer Integration Techniques||3|
|All classes are 60 clock hours. This 21-month Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program of Study offers 106 credits, 2100 clock hours of instruction, and is 84 weeks in length.
*All of our courses are taught in English.
All of our course materials are written and taught in English.
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