Medical Assisting Certificate

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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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.

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