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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Medical Assistant (AAS.MAP)

Medical Assistants are health professionals specifically trained to work in medical offices. These multiskilled personnel perform administrative and clinical duties. Duties may include but are not limited to: billing and coding, maintaining medical records, completing basic clinical assessments, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination, collecting blood specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, preparing and administering medications and assisting physicians with treatment and/or minor procedures.

1. Complete an Intent to Enroll for Lake Land College-Select "AAS.MAP.TRK" as the academic program. This will ensure you are assigned a medical assistant academic advisor. It will also generate a Laker email account; prospective students are expected to check this email account on a regular basis for correspondence. Follow the program checklist carefully for instructions about the application procedure.

2.Send high school and college transcripts to Admissions & Records Office. Contact the office at (217) 234-5434 to confirm receipt. If courses have been completed at another institution, be sure to request a "Transcript Evaluation" for AAS.MAP.TRK or "CRT.MAP.TRK" from Admissions & Records Office to ensure courses transfer.



Upon successful completion of the program students may apply for credentialing examination.

Medical Assistant program is a special admission program. Applications are due May 1 for Fall Admission. After admission into the program, applicants must pass a background check, physical exam, proof of immunizations, CPR and drug screen. There are additional costs associated with this program including books, uniforms, supplies and transportation to clinical facilities.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
MAP-070
Med Assist Pathophysiology I

MAP-070
Med Assist Pathophysiology I

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the structure and function of major organs, medical terminology, commonly prescribed medications, common diseases, and diagnostic testing associated with the musculoskeletal, integumentary, cardiovascular, urinary body systems, neurology/mental health and pediatrics.


Course Outline

5.0
MAP-072
Med Assist Skills I

MAP-072
Med Assist Skills I

This course prepares students for basic clinical office practice including obtaining patient information and documentation. The student is introduced to practices, procedures, and role of the assistant in preparation for examination and treatment of the patient throughout the lifespan.


Course Outline

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5.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database managment, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

*
3.0
BUS-114
Advanced Formatting

BUS-114
Advanced Formatting

Development of skill in formatting business correspondence, reports, forms, and tables to meet mailability and production standards. Instruction on word processing software is integrated throughout the course.


Course Outline

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3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
MAP-080
Med Assist Pathophysiology II

MAP-080
Med Assist Pathophysiology II

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the structure and function of major organs, medical terminology, medications, diseases, and diagnostic testing and treatments associated with the respiratory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, blood and lymph systems and special senses.


Course Outline

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4.0
MAP-082
Med Assist Skills II

MAP-082
Med Assist Skills II

This course continues to prepare students for basic medical office practice through examination and treatment of the patient throughout the lifespan including diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and electrocardiography procedures and skills.


Course Outline

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5.0
MAP-084
Med Assist Pharmacology

MAP-084
Med Assist Pharmacology

This course introduces concepts and applications of pharmacological principles, and focuses on drug classifications, principles, and procedures of medication administration, calculation of drug problems, and medicolegal responsibilities of the medical assistant.


Course Outline

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3.0
MAP-086
Med Assist Seminar

MAP-086
Med Assist Seminar

This course provides the student with job skills such resume preparation, job searches, interviewing skills. The student is prepared for the credentialing exam with test-taking strategies and study techniques as well.


Course Outline

2.5
MCS-095
Medical Office Procedures

MCS-095
Medical Office Procedures

This course provides a hands-on overview of medical office software through practical applications of medical assistant competencies such as professional office skills, coding and billing procedures, telephone techniques, and assisting with medical specialities.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

17.5
Summer Term
MAP-090
Med Assist Externship

MAP-090
Med Assist Externship

This course provides students with work-based experience that utilizes skills learned during the program and provides application in a physician's office or the ambulatory setting. Students must complete 160 hours worked and meet with instructor one hour per week.


Course Outline

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2.5

Semester Totals

2.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

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3.0
AHE-055
Math for Meds

AHE-055
Math for Meds

This course will prepare the student to perform drug calculations safely and accurately. Students will be introduced to identification and administration of oral and parenteral medications.

Course Outline

OR
MAT-116
General Education Math

MAT-116
General Education Math

Survey of mathematical topics with emphasis on solutions to real life problems. Topics will include set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement, and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions will be required. Calculators and computers will be used.


Course Outline

2.0
BIO-100
Bio Science I

BIO-100
Bio Science I

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental processes and structures common to all living things along with their applications to society.


Course Outline

4.0
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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

12.0
Second Semester
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

OR
SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

Course Outline

3.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

OR
SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.

Course Outline

3.0
HED-102
Nutrition

HED-102
Nutrition

A course in nutritional education including: food groups, diet goals, energy nutrients, digestion, absorption and metabolism. Water, vitamins, and minerals will be studied. Diet analysis and disease of digestion will be covered.

Course Outline

3.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F or IAI H)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F or IAI H)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

12.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
Suggested Electives
BUS-061
Office Transcription

BUS-061
Office Transcription

Designed to develop skill in transcribing recorded dictation for a variety of business sectors in an efficient manner using proper formats, spelling, and grammar.


Course Outline

2.0
MCS-055
Principles of ICD-10-CM Coding

MCS-055
Principles of ICD-10-CM Coding

A beginner's course in ICD-10-CM coding and guidelines. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of coding segments and body systems.

Course Outline

3.0
MCS-050
Principles of CPT Coding

MCS-050
Principles of CPT Coding

A beginner's course for the CPT coding system. This class will provide students with a general understanding of the format and guidelines necessary for CPT coding.


Course Outline

3.0
MCS-040
Health Info for Professionals

MCS-040
Health Info for Professionals

An introduction and overview to health information management. The course will cover the history and the many applicable fields available to a health information management specialist. Students will explore the different areas of health information.

Course Outline

3.0
MCS-068
Medical Management and Ethics

MCS-068
Medical Management and Ethics

This course covers the management of a medical office as well as ethics, biomedical ethics, and ethical challenges affecting the medical manager.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-115
Processing Info

BUS-115
Processing Info

Development of skill in processing information using word processing software and applying critical thinking from a variety of office simulations. Advanced formatting skills are further developed through application to specialized office situations.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-058
Spec Software Applications

CIS-058
Spec Software Applications

Students handle office activities and use career-related software such as a computerized accounting system, desktop publishing, powerpoint, form management, calculator, medical scheduling and invoicing, and legal document preparation. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-060
Automated Office Procedures

BUS-060
Automated Office Procedures

Students manage office activities using computer software and equipment in a simulated office environment. Students use word processing, electronic mail and calendaring, and other specialized software.


Course Outline

3.0
BUS-079
Profess Development

BUS-079
Profess Development

Covers topics related to seeking employment and interviewing, understanding the workplace environment, and improving career success and communication.

Course Outline

3.0
AHE-041
Medical Terminology

AHE-041
Medical Terminology

This course focuses on basic vocabulary used in medicine, nursing and allied health occupations.

Course Outline

3.0
CHM-111
Concepts of Chemistry

CHM-111
Concepts of Chemistry

An introduction to the concepts of chemistry where information is presented to students with little background or no prior interest in chemistry and those students who are not interested in abstract or mathematical theories.

Course Outline

4.0
PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

Study of theories and research findings in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from conception through death.



Course Outline

3.0
BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

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4.0
BIO-226
Human Ana/Phys II

BIO-226
Human Ana/Phys II

Continuation of BIO225, Human A & P I. Emphasis on human anatomy and physiology through the regional approach using human cadavers.


Course Outline

*
4.0
HED-290
Disease Processes

HED-290
Disease Processes

The course details with the epidemiology of the major communicable diseases and the causative factors of the degenerative diseases. Historical aspects of diseases are studied. The system of human immunity is the second unit covered.


Course Outline

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2.0
ANT-200
General Anthropology

ANT-200
General Anthropology

The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.

Course Outline

3.0
SOC-290
Sociology of Family

SOC-290
Sociology of Family

This course examines the major sociological concepts, theories, and research related to marriage, family, and increasing diversity of family types. Special emphasis will be on theorizing family, gender, parenting, balance work and family, and social problems interrelated to family life.

Course Outline

3.0
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

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3.0
 

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