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Medical Assistant Full-time

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Program Description

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.* The combination of these skills, plus many others, makes the medical assistant an indispensable part of a healthcare organization.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam from the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Students who successfully complete the Phlebotomy and EKG sections of the MA program will also be eligible to sit for the national certification exams through the NHA(National Healthcareers Association), finishing with three professional certificates in total.

“The Medical Assistant Program at SCCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158

Clearwater, FL 33756

727-210-2350

The Medical Assistant program at SCCC has a national exam pass rate average of 91.49% over the past five years, and a job placement rate average of 79.46% over the past five years.

Fall,Spring Start Available


Program Requirements

CODE FIRST SEMESTER (15 Weeks) Hrs
AH012 Human Anatomy and Terminology I 45.00
AH090 Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Records 45.00
AH160 Medical Law & Ethics for MAs 45.00
IC030 Introduction to Medical Insurance & Coding 45.00
MA110 Computerized Medical Practice Management 45.00
MA200 Medical Office Administration 45.00
MA300/L Assisting with Medical Exams 85.00
CODE SECOND SEMESTER (15 Weeks) Hrs
AH013 Human Anatomy and Terminology II 45.00
AH031 Pharmacology for the Medical Professional 30.00
AH031L Pharmacology for the Medical Professional Lab 45.00
AH170 Resume Writing/Interviewing Skills 10.00
MA250 Psychology & Effective Communication 30.00
MA310/L Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting 85.00
MA400/L Hematology & Phlebotomy 55.00
MA500/L Electrocardiography 55.00
CODE THIRD SEMESTER (15 Weeks) Hrs
AH070 CPR & First Aid 10.00
MA060 Medical Assistant Practicum 160.00
MA600 Professional Medical Assistant 30.00
  Total Program Hours:   910
       

THE NEXT START DATE FOR THE MA PROGRAM IS SEPTEMBER 6, 2016. REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL SESSION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY. YOU MAY CONTACT THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT ANY TIME FOR AN INITIAL INTERVIEW.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

For additional information, contact: Kathryn Quinn
973-300-2279
kquinn@sussex.edu
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