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Plan of Study

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Plans of Study

  • Medical Assisting Associate of Technical Studies Degree
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

 

The Medical Assisting program prepares graduates to work as medical assistants primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical office urgent care centers and clinics. Medical assistants are multi- skilled health professionals who assist in patient care management and perform a broad range of clinical and administrative duties. Administratively, medical assistants schedule and receive patients, establish and maintain medical records, manage telephone calls, complete varied correspondence, process insurance claims, billing, coding, and monitor finances. Clinical duties include: patient preparation, assisting in minor surgery and outpatient treatments, taking vital signs, venipuncture, perform CLIA waived testing, urinalysis, injections, electrocardiography, pulmonary function tests, Holter monitor, eye and ear instillations and irrigations, routine diagnostic tests, sterilization procedures, and assisting physicians with various examinations. Medical assistants are valuable members of the health care team, and job opportunities are numerous in Central Ohio and nationwide.

“The Columbus State Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program 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 (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

This program provides students with the knowledge to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Certificate Program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam. Those students who successful complete the CMA examination are credentialed through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants, therefore credentialed with The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) or CMA (AAMA).

Upon completion of the Certificate program in Medical Assisting, the graduate will be able to:

  • The graduate will be able to perform and document the patient interview, health history, and medication reconciliation
  • The graduate will be able to prepare the patient for examination and assist provider with patient instruction in follow-up care, as well as provide education in health maintenance and disease prevention
  • The graduate will be able to evaluate and demonstrate mutually OSHA and CLIA Standards by: 1) performing infection control techniques in compliance with the Standard Precautions and guidelines set forth by the OSHA and CDC and 2) performing various waived testing in compliance set forth by CLIA
  • The graduate will be able to demonstrate all administrative procedures performed in the medical office including EMR, while observing HIPAA laws, medicolegal and ethical responsibilities
  • The graduate will be able to demonstrate successful completion of all clinical and administrative competencies
  • The graduate will conduct themselves in a professional manner to meet work force demands

Listed below are additional requirements for admission to the Medical Assisting program:

A. High school graduate or GED equivalency
B. Placement into MATH  1104 Mathematical Concepts for Business OR STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics
C. Placement into ENGL1100 Beginning Composition or completion of ENGL 0190 with grade of “C” or higher
D. Placement OUT of reading requirements or completion of DEV 0145
E. Attend a Medical Assisting  program information session (Program
applications are available only at the information sessions.)
F. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Health Care Provider CPR with AED certificate 
G. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross First Aid certification
H. Departmental Placement test or BIO 0100 or high school Biology within the last five years.
I. Students are required to maintain a grade of “C” or higher in all technical studies.
J. Drug screening and a background check are required.

Statement Regarding Infectious Diseases

Students in any of the Allied Health programs, including Medical Assisting, perform their clinical work on real people. Columbus State does not discriminate against students, faculty, or patients in any way, or based on color, creed, national origin, gender, disability or sexual preference. The patient populations with whom students will work come from all walks of life, and students may therefore be exposed to many types of communicable diseases. These are not limited to, but may include, hepatitis (A, B, C or D), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, mumps, rubella, rubeola, etc.

NOTE: ALL students  are required to  have appropriate immunizations before they are admitted to the program, and must update throughout their course of study. (Information is provided to all admitted students.) Additionally, although all precautions are taken to minimize exposure and risk, there is always a slight possibility that precautions may fail or that a student may accidentally expose him/herself. All students entering the Medical Assisting program must be aware of this slight, but real, potential risk. Students are required to maintain personal health insurance or sign an insurance waiver. The student is financially responsible for any cost associated as a result of injuries incurred during clinical laboratories, practicum experiences or at clinical sites. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all students carry their own health insurance

Statement Concerning Students Who Plan to Follow the GXMO Radiography Licensing Path

It is required that IMAG 1190 (Radiation Protection for General Machine Operators), IMAG 1101 (Introduction to Radiography Equipment and Patient Care), plus one positioning course from the selection of: IMAG 1102, IMAG 1103, IMAG 1104, or IMAG 1105, must be completed. This optional elective is only for those affected students and is not a requirement of the general Medical Assisting Certificate program.

Medical Assisting Associate of Technical Studies Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
MAT 1122 Administrative Medical Assisting  4
MAT 1123 Administrative Medical Assisting Lab  1
MAT 1100 Clinical Medical Assisting I  2
MAT 1200 Clinical Medical Assisting I Lab  1
MAT 1300 Clinical Medical Assisting II  2
MAT 1400 Clinical Medical Assisting II Lab  1
BIO 1121 Anatomy & Physiology I  4
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 2 . .
MAT 1230 Pharmacology  2
MAT 1231 Pharmacology Laboratory  1
MAT 1238 Computer Applications for the Medical Office Lab  1
MAT 1240 Laboratory Techniques for the Medical Office  2
MAT 1241 Physician’s Office Laboratory Lab  2
BIO 1122 Anatomy & Physiology II  4
MULT 1110 Medical Terminology  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Summer Semester . .
MAT 2950 Clinical Practicum: Medical Assisting  2
MAT 2800 Seminar: Medical Assisting  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 3 . .
BMGT 1111 Management  3
HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology  2
HIMT 1245 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding  3
HIMT 1255 CPT-4 Coding  3
HIMT 1265 Medical Reimbursement  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 4 . .
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
MATH 1104 Mathematical Concepts for Business  3
  Or .
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 63

Approved General Education (GE) List

HUM  
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African-American History I: 1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African-American History II: 1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3

Medical Assisting Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
MAT 1122 Administrative Medical Assisting  4
MAT 1123 Administrative Medical Assisting Lab  1
MAT 1100 Clinical Medical Assisting I  2
MAT 1200 Clinical Medical Assisting I Lab  1
MAT 1300 Clinical Medical Assisting II  2
MAT 1400 Clinical Medical Assisting II Lab  1
BIO 1121 Anatomy & Physiology I  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
MAT 1230 Pharmacology  2
MAT 1231 Pharmacology Lab  1
MAT 1238 Computer Applications for the Medical Office Lab  1
MAT 1240 Laboratory Techniques for the Medical Office  2
MAT 1241 Physician’s Office Laboratory Lab  2
BIO 1122 Anatomy & Physiology II  4
MULT 1110 Medical Terminology  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Summer Semester . .
MAT 2950 Clinical Practicum: Medical Assisting  2
MAT 2800 Seminar: Medical Assisting  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 37