Medical Assisting Certificate CT.MA Duties • The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled member of the health care team who assists in patient care management by performing delegated administrative and clinical duties in accordance with respective state laws governing such actions and duties. Administrative Duties • Scheduling and receiving patients • Maintaining medical records • Telephone calls and office correspondence • Filing insurance claims • Maintaining office accounts Clinical Duties • • • • • Preparing patients for examination Obtaining and recording vital signs Taking medical histories Assisting with exams and treatments Collecting specimens such as blood and urine • Performing routine office lab procedures • Providing patient instruction • Providing appropriate care in emergency situations Admission Requirements • Qualifying scores on Compass Placement test – Writing 70 – Reading 81 – Pre-Algebra 54 – If scores are not met students must successfully complete developmental courses equivalent to the Compass Scores for Reading Math and English • AOT 105 - keyboarding or AOT 105 exemption Other Requirements • Medical Examination Form (prior to MED 117) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Physical Assessment Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available you must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Varicella (Chicken Pox) titer required Proof of Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the past 10 years.) Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is required if student does not have the vaccine). Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 months prior to entry of program is required. Physician’s evaluation Other Requirements continued • Clean criminal background check • Liability and Health insurance (prior to MED 117) • Drug screen administered before clinical rotation and anytime during clinical rotation • Current CPR certification- this can be obtained through York Tech Corporate and Continuing education. Must be through American Heart Association • Uniform and shoes (MED 117) • Gas money (Travel to clinical site MED 117) Curriculum Display FALL SEMESTER AOT 110 Document Formatting PSY 105 Personal/Interpersonal Psychology AHS 102 Medical Terminology BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology SPRING SEMESTER MED 113 Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques MED 114 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures HIM 130 Billing and Reimbursement AOT 252 Medical Systems and procedures SUMMER SEMESTER MED 117 Clinical Practice AOT 134 Office Communications AOT 267 Integrated Information Processing Total Hours CONTACT HOURS 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 13.0 LAB HOURS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 CREDIT HOURS 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 13.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 11.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 13.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 7.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 11.0 37.0 Course Descriptions • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MA Course Descriptions YOU MUST FOLLOW COURSE PREREQUISITES AHS 102 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3.0 CR This course covers medical terms including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation. (Prerequisite: RDG 100, ENG 100 or equivalent Compass Scores) BIO 112 BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body. 4.0 CR PSY 105 PERSONAL/INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.0 CR This course emphasizes the principles of psychology in the study of self and interpersonal adjustment and behavior in contemporary society. (Corequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent) AOT 110 DOCUMENT FORMATTING 3.0 CR This course emphasizes speed, accuracy, and developing document formatting skills using keyboarding competencies. (Prerequisites: AOT 105—Minimum grade of “C”- and RDG 100 or equivalent) AOT 134 OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS 3.0 CR This course develops proficiency in proofreading and other specialized applications of communications in the office environment. (Prerequisite: ENG 031) (Corequisite: AOT 105) AOT 252 MEDICAL SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES 3.0 CR This course emphasizes development of proficiency in integrating skills commonly performed in medical offices. (Prerequisite: AOT 105 or keyboarding skills) AOT 267 INTEGRATED INFORMATION PROCESSING 3.0 CR This course covers the application of integrated computer software. (Prerequisite: AOT 105) Course descriptions continued • • • • • • • • • • • • • • HIM 130 Billing and Reimbursement 3.0 CR This course provides an introduction to medical insurance billing and reimbursement practices with emphasis on the primary payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. (Prerequisites ENG 100, RDG 100, MAT 032 or equivalent, AOT 110, AHS 102, BIO 112) MED 113 Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques 3.0 CR This course provides a study of specimen collection techniques for related laboratory procedures routinely preformed in medical offices and clinics; including hematology and procedures related to body fluids. (Prerequisites: ENG 100, RDG 100 or equivalent, AHS 102, BIO 112) MED 114 MEDICAL ASSISTING CLINICAL PROCEDURES 4.0 CR Covers examination room techniques, including vital signs, specialty examination, minor surgical techniques, and emergency procedures. (Prerequisites: RDG 100, ENG 100, MAT 032 or equivalent, AHS 102, BIO 112) MED 117 Clinical Practice 5.0 CR This course provides practical application of administrative and clinical skills in medical facility environments (Prerequisites MED 113, MED 114, AOT 252, HIM 130) Frequently Asked Questions • • • What is the salary of an entry level Medical Assistant? This may vary according to the office or state in which you become employed. The typical entry level salary is $10 - $14 per hour Is there a certification exam for the MA? Yes. Graduates of York Tech’s MA program are eligible for the RMA certification offered by the AMT http://www.amt1.com Most North and South Carolina Physicians offices accept the RMA certification. What does the MA program cost? The program consists of 11 required courses (37 credit hours). If the student has not previously had AOT 105 or exemption this would be an added cost. Also, if students do not meet the Reading, Math and English Compass scores, then the cost of these would be added. Other additional expenses include physical exam, titers, background check, liability and health insurance, CPR certification, uniforms and shoes, travel money (MED 117 Clinical Practice). Consult the current York Tech catalog for tuition and fees.