MAS 1102 - Clinical Medical Assisting I
Introduction to the theory components of clinical assisting procedures in the medical office, emphasizing patient preparation, medical history interviews, vital signs, positioning and draping, medical asepsis, assisting with physical exams, pediatric assessment, techniques required for patient assessment and treatment during medical office emergencies and the role of the medical assistant in urgent situations with the physician present and also during the physician's absence. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
MAS 1103 - Clinical Medical Assisting II
This course will introduce students to intermediate-level clinical procedures in a family practice setting such as medical microbiology, minor office surgery, administering therapeutic modalities, preparing and administering medications, electrocardiography, and eye and ear procedures. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
MAS 1110 - Administrative Medical Assisting
The Administrative Medical Assistant course will provide an overview of the role of a medical assistant within the health care industry and different work environments, administrative duties in a physician's office including monitoring patient appointments, outpatient procedures, medical and office equipment maintenance, storing supplies and pharmaceuticals, hiring, evaluating and managing personnel, as well as the fundamentals of medical ethics and law in the medical office setting. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
MAS 1130 - Reimbursement Specialist Practicum
Student will complete seven hours per week of non-paid directed practice at a medical billing facility in order to obtain practical knowledge with medical reimbursement procedures. Students will, as part of this course, attend a one hour lecture per week in order to prepare to sit for the national credentialing certificate, Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist.
MAS 2201 - Clinical Medical Assisting III
This course will introduce students to advanced/specialized procedures such as assisting with gastroenterologic procedures, urinary procedures, basic respiratory procedures, OB/GYN procedures and laboratory procedures that are performed in ambulatory care settings. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
MAS 2202 - Medical Assisting Capstone
Discussion of directed practice experience, preparation for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) National Certification Examination through student presentations, mock exam, skills practicals and discussion topics relative to the medical assisting profession. Students will, as part of this course, prepare to sit for the national credentialing certificate, Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants). Three lab hours per week.
MAS 2210 - Medical Billing Specialist
This course is designed to introduce the student to the practice of medical billing within the medical office, including the use of computerized medical billing software. It is also designed to introduce the student to the principles of bookkeeping, automated and manual patient financial accounting, collection techniques, employee payroll and banking procedures. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
MAS 2220 - MAS Practicum
Introduction to the ambulatory care clinical setting involving structured observation and unpaid participation in the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care under the supervision of a licensed physician or certified medical assistant, discussion of practicum experience and topics relative to the medical assisting profession, preparation to sit for a national credentialing certificate. Healthcare Professional CPR, health certificate, immunizations, student health insurance, and background check must be completed prior to the start of MAS 2220 - MAS Practicum.
MAS 2221 - MAS Practicum II
Advanced experience in a physician's office, involving structured observations and unpaid participation in the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care under the supervision of a licensed physician, assisting with specialized clinical procedures, performing electrocardiograms, venipunctures and basic laboratory tests and advanced office management skills. One classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week.
MAS 2297 - Special Topics
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.