Academic Catalog

Medical Assistant Classes

Introduction to Medical Assisting

Item Number
MAP 107
Credits
3

Learn and demonstrate asepsis and infection control. Perform anthropometric measurements, vital signs and physical examination. Instruction and discussion also includes the overall function of the medical assistant within the healthcare team, including legal responsibilities and limitations. College and program policies and procedures are extensively discussed. This course must be successfully completed in order to proceed in the program.

Prerequisites

Students must attend a mandatory information session/advising meeting with an instructor before or once the student has registered for MAP 107.

Co-requisites

CAH 102, CAH 105, and COLL 102.

Body Systems Theory 101

Item Number
MAP 121
Credits
4

Caring for patients with disorders associated with Hematology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology & Male Reproduction and Gastroenterology. Instruction will include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and terminology.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CAH 102, CAH 105, COLL 102, and MAP 107.

Co-requisites

MAP 124.

Body Systems Applications 101

Item Number
MAP 124
Credits
3

Practice fundamental skills relating to Body Systems Theory 101. Skills include microhematocrit, blood glucose monitoring, care and use of the microscope, pregnancy testing, physical and chemical urinalysis, and UA slide preparation.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CAH 102, CAH 105CL, COLL 102, and MAP 107..

Co-requisites

MAP 121.

Body Systems Applications 102

Item Number
MAP 146
Credits
4

Practice fundamental skills relating to Body Systems Theory 102. Skills include; practicing care and usage of the otoscope, vision exams, audiometry testing, peak flow meters and small volume nebulizers, performing ECG’s as well as phlebotomy skills.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP 121 and MAP 124.

Co-requisites

MAP 147.

Body Systems Theory 102

Item Number
MAP 147
Credits
4

Caring for patients with disorders associated with Opthathmology & Otolaryngology, Pulmonary Medicine, Neurology & Mental Health, Cardiology, Phlebotomy and Microbiology. Instruction will include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and terminology.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP 121 and MAP 124.

Co-requisites

MAP 146.

Body Systems Applications 103

Item Number
MAP 164
Credits
4

Practice fundamental skills relating to Body Systems Theory 103. Skills include; wound & burn care, assisting with application and removal of sutures, surgical staples and casting, asepsis & infection control, identify surgical instruments & proper care of instruments, assist with minor office surgery, and operating the autoclave. Also includes activities related to safety and emergency practices.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP 146 and MAP 147.

Co-requisites

MAP 166 and MAP 209.

Body Systems Theory 103

Item Number
MAP 166
Credits
4

Caring for patients with disorders associated with Dermatology, Orthopedic Medicine, Surgical Asepsis & Procedures and Safety and Emergency Practices. Instruction will include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and terminology.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP 147 and MAP 146.

Co-requisites

MAP 164 and MAP 209.

Automated Computer Applications

Item Number
MAP 171
Credits
4

Practice fundamental skills relating to ICD-10 and CPT coding using computers. Includes computerized patient scheduling and procedures for accounts receivable management for both private patients and insurance companies. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP 182 and MAP 184.

Co-requisites

MAP 179.

Accounting Practices

Item Number
MAP 173
Credits
4

Covers basics of accounting and bookkeeping. Includes expanded discussion on manual procedures for accounts receivable management for both private patients and insurance companies. 

Prerequisites

MAT 092 or higher. Completion of MAP 171 and MAP 179.

Co-requisites

MAP 177 and MAP 209.

Financial Practices

Item Number
MAP 177
Credits
2

Continues developing skills from Accounting Practices course. Instruction also includes bank accounts, cash funds, and methods of preparation for employee and employer payroll and business taxes. 

Prerequisites

MAT 092 or higher. Successful completion of MAP 171 and MAP 179.

Co-requisites

MAP 173 and MAP 209.

Health Insurance, Coding Practices & Billing & Collecting

Item Number
MAP 179
Credits
5

Acquire information regarding private and public insurance programs. Practice fundamental skills relating to ICD-10 and CPT.  Included are patient scheduling, and procedures for accounts receivable management for both private patients and insurance companies.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP 182 and MAP 184.

Co-requisites

MAP 171.

Patient Reception & Legal Components

Item Number
MAP 182
Credits
4

Emphasis on customer service, within the health care field, focusing on effective communication with the patient while projecting and promoting a positive image of the profession and the office. This course also includes telephone techniques, patient scheduling, introduction to chart management, business correspondence for the medical office, including cover letter and resume preparation. Define law and ethics relating to the healthcare field focusing on components specific to medical assistants.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CAH 102, CAH 105CL, COLL 102, and MAP 107.

Co-requisites

MAP 184.

Medical Records Management

Item Number
MAP 184
Credits
3

Instruct and apply knowledge relating to medical records including the creation, management and legality of both the paper and electronic record as well as filing systems utilized within the healthcare office. Focus will also include assisting patients in obtaining health and community services, as well as supplies and inventory control.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CAH 102, CAH 105CL, COLL 102, and MAP 107.

Co-requisites

MAP 182.

Externship Preparation 1

Item Number
MAP 209
Credits
3

Introduction of pharmacology math (with estimation components), administering oral and parental (intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal) medications, performance of phlebotomy and microbiology while adhering to medical/surgical asepsis and Universal/Standard Precautions. Also included are student demonstrations of patient flow and uploading immunizations into the college designated database.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP’s 121, 124, 147, 146, 179, 171, 182, and 184. This course must be taken the quarter immediately prior to Quarter 5 courses. If more than one quarter passes before beginning Quarter 5, students will have to repeat this course.

Co-requisites

MAP’s 164, 166, 173, and 177.

Externship Preparation 2

Item Number
MAP 212
Credits
3

Demonstrate competencies of skills acquired throughout the Medical Assistant Program. Each student will perform and must pass the following skills at a mastery level while adhering to Standard Precautions, medical/surgical asepsis; blood pressures, patient workups, growth charting, phlebotomy skills, urinalysis, hematocrit, blood glucose check, audio and visual exam, electrocardiogram, telephone techniques and appointment scheduling used within the medical office, computerized accounts payable/receivable, the electronic record and chart management.  Instruction will include caring for pediatric patients, geriatric patients.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP 164, MAP 166, MAP 173, MAP 177, and MAP 209. Successful completion of general education courses and compliance with the MAP immunization policy and personal health insurance policy.

Co-requisites

MAP’s 215 & 222.

Externship

Item Number
MAP 215
Credits
8

Capstone course gives students practical experiences in physician offices and/or clinics. Student must successfully pass MAP 212 in order to be eligible for this course. 

Co-requisites

MAP 212 and 222.

Community Employment Opportunities & Locations

Item Number
MAP 222
Credits
1

Locate the major medical employers (including hospitals) in the student’s community, along with their human resources departments. This course also includes interviewing techniques, updating your resume, and methods of applying for employment through a variety of sources. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAP 215.

Co-requisites

MAP 212 and MAP 215.

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