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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Medical Assistant (CRT.MAP)

Medical Assistants are health professionals specifically trained to work in a medical office. 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 tretment and/or minor procedures.

1. Complete an Intent to Enroll for Lake Land College-Select "CRT.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.

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.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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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

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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

Total Program Hours

36.0
 

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