• Medical Assistant

     The Medical Assistant Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 program year.

    2017-18 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).

    Over the past five years, the Medical Assistant Program at Clackamas Community College has a job placement rate average of 98.53%; certification pass rate of 100% and employer satisfaction rate of 100%.
     

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  • Medical Assistant (MA)

    MA-112: Medical Office Practices

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    This course focuses on administrative skills performed by the Medical Assistant in the ambulatory care setting. This course will provide a background in medical law and ethics. Students will learn concepts of professionalism, patient confidentiality, telephone etiquette, effective communication, care navigation, medical records maintenance and medical legal requirements pertaining to medical office procedures. Students will become familiar with the legal relationship between healthcare providers and patients. Students will create a professional healthcare resume. Required: Student Petition.

    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. Required: Student Petition.

    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. Required: Student Petition.

    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. Related pathophysiology will be discussed. Required: Student Petition.

    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. Required: Student Petition.

    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. Required: Student Petition.

    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). Required: Student Petition.

    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. Required: Student Petition.

    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: Student Petition. 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. Required: Student Petition.

    MA-121: Clinical Lab 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. Required: Student Petition.

    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. Required: Student Petition.

    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 Petition.


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    Email us: healthsciences@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-0650