• Medical Assistant

     The Medical Assistant Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2016-17 program year.

    2016-17 Medical Assistant Application

    Medical assistants function as integral members of the healthcare delivery team in performing administrative, clinical and transdisciplinary (general) functions. The Medical Assistant (MA) program is accredited by Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; on recommendation of the Medical Assistant Educational Review Board, of the Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Endowment (AAMAE).

    Students in the Medical Assisting Program at Clackamas Community College, are satisfied with the education that they receive at CCC, as there is an average of 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years. Employers report a satisfaction rate of 97.06% over the same five year time period.

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  • Medical Assistant (MA)

    MA-112: Medical Office Practices

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    Focuses on administrative skills performed by the Medical Assistant in the ambulatory care setting. The course examines medical law and ethics, bioethics, principles of confidentiality and medical office function. Prerequisites: Pass MA-110 and WR-101 or WR-121. Corequisites: BI-120 and MA-145. Required: Instructor consent. Student must be enrolled in current Medial Assistant cohort.

    MA-115: Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants

    [ Spring Term | 1 - credits ]

    The focus of this course is to understand appropriate blood specimen procurement techniques using vacutainer, syringe, 'winged infusion' / butterfly with syringe and capillary puncture methods and associated safety techniques. Other specifics of the blood specimen testing requirements, such as collection into the correct evacuated tube (additive), specimen handling procedures, collections of newborn screen and collection documentation are also covered; while assuring a safe, confidential and professional environment for the patient, and as the phlebotomy technician. Prerequisites: Pass MA-116, MA-117, MA-117L, MA-118, MA-118L, MTH-054. Corequisites: MA-115L, MA-121, MA-121L, MA-119. Required: Student must be enrolled in current Medical Assistant cohort. Instructor consent.

    MA-115L: Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants Lab

    [ Spring Term | 1 - credits ]

    The focus of this course is to demonstrate appropriate blood specimen procurement techniques using vacutainer, syringe, 'winged infusion'/butterfly with syringe and capillary puncture methods and associated safety techniques. Other specifics of the blood specimen testing requirements, such as collection into the correct evacuated tube (additive), specimen handling procedures, collections of newborn screen and collection documentation are also covered; while assuring a safe, confidential and professional environment for the patient, and as the phlebotomy technician. Prerequisite: MA-116, MA-118, MA-118L, MA-117, MA-117L, MTH-054. Corequisites: MA-115, MA-119, MA-121, MA-121L. Required: Student must be enrolled in current Medical Assistant cohort. Instructor consent.

    MA-116: Introduction to Medications

    [ Winter Term | 4 - credits ]

    Introduces the medical assistant student to the foundational concepts and principles of pharmacology; including the classifications of common medications including: indications for use, desired effect, side effect, adverse effects, and patient education. Nutrition, the function of dietary supplements and special dietary needs are also discussed.

    MA-117: Clinical Laboratory Procedures I

    [ Winter Term | 1 - credits ]

    This theory course is designed to instill a basic understanding of common laboratory terminology and procedures used in a general medical office laboratory to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laboratory safety, the prevention of blood born disease transmission and scope of practice will be emphasized. First course in the Clinical Laboratory Procedures series. Prerequisites: Pass BI-120, MA-112, MA-145. Corequisites: MA-116, MA-117L, MA-118, MTH-054. Required: Student must be enrolled in current Medical Assistant cohort. Instructor consent.

    MA-117L: Clinical Laboratory Procedure I Lab

    [ Winter Term | 1 - credits ]

    This laboratory course is designed to instill a basic understanding of common laboratory terminology and procedures used in a general medical office laboratory to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laboratory safety, the prevention of blood born disease transmission and scope of practice will be emphasized. This is the first course in the Clinical Lab Procedures series. Prerequisite: Pass BI-120, MA-112, MA-145. Corequisites: MA-117, MA-118, MA-118L, MA-116, MTH-054. Required: Student must be enrolled in current Medical Assistant cohort. Instructor consent.

    MA-118: Examination Room Techniques

    [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ]

    Fundamental theory focusing on the clinical competencies involved in ambulatory care, exam room procedures and related techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on essential principles of diagnostic testing, patient care, documentation and general (trans disciplinary) competencies including the rationale for the equipment used in medication administration and the techniques for oral and parenteral medication administration (excluding IV).

    MA-118L: Examine Room Techniques Lab

    [ Winter Term | 1 - credits ]

    This lab course is designed to instill a basic understanding of common laboratory terminology and procedures used in a general medical office laboratory to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laboratory safety, the prevention of blood borne disease transmission and scope of practice will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Pass BI-120, BI-112m MA-145. Co-requisites: MA-116, MA-117, MA-117L, MA-118, and MTH-054. Required: Instructor consent. Students must be enrolled in a Medical Assistant cohort.

    MA-119: Medical Assistant Practicum

    [ Spring Term | 9 - credits ]

    Under supervision within the ambulatory care setting, the student will apply both administrative and clinical knowledge and practices as attained within the Medical Assisting course curriculum. Required: Instructor consent. Student must complete and pass all required curriculum, pass criminal history background check and urine drug/alcohol screen in order to be placed in a practicum site. Prerequisites: Pass MA-115 and MA-121.

    MA-121: Clinical Laboratory Procedures II

    [ Spring Term | 1 - credits ]

    Designed to instill a basic understanding of simple, common laboratory terminology and procedures used in a general medical office laboratory to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laboratory safety, the prevention of blood born disease transmission and scope of practice will be emphasized. Continuation of the Clinical Laboratory Procedures series. Prerequisites: Pass MA-116, MA-117, MA-117L, MA-118, MA-118L, MTH-054. Corequisites: MA-115, MA-115L, MA-119, MA-121L. Required: Student must be enrolled in current Medical Assistant cohort. Instructor consent.

    MA-121L: Clinical Laboratory Procedures II Lab

    [ Spring Term | 1 - credits ]

    This theory course is designed to instill a basic understanding of common laboratory terminology and procedures used in a general medical office laboratory to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laboratory safety, the prevention of blood born disease transmission and scope of practice will be emphasized. Continuation of the Clinical Laboratory Procedures series. Prerequisite: Pass MA-116, MA-117, MA-117L, MA-118, MA-118L, MTH-054. Corequisites: MA-115, MA-115L, MA-119, MA-121. Required: Student must be enrolled in current Medical Assistant cohort. Instructor consent.

    MA-145: Insurance & Health Information Management

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    This course introduces medical assisting students to practical applications for billing medical insurance both manually and electronically. The course is designed to instruct the student in all phases of billing and insurance procedures and entry level Electronic Health Record software for the management of medical records. It also teaches Front Office finance skills including bookkeeping, banking and collections. The students are also introduced to basic ICD-10 Diagnosis and Procedural coding skills. This course is required for medical assistant students. This course does not meet the requirements for Insurance Coder certification. Required: Student must be enrolled in current Medical Assistant cohort. Instructor consent required. This course may not be taken out of sequence with the MA core curriculum.


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