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 April 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 and urinary body systems.


Course Outline

4.0
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

5.0
MAP-074
Medical Office Procedures I

MAP-074
Medical Office Procedures I

This course provides a hands-on overview of medical office software through practical applications of medical assistant competencies such as professional office skills, keyboarding and document formatting, telephone techniques, and assisting with medical specialties.
*
4.0
MAP-078
Med Assist Pharmacology I

MAP-078
Med Assist Pharmacology I

This course introduces concepts and applications of pharmacological principles, and focuses on drug classifications, focus on the top 100 drugs commonly seen in the medical office and medicolegal responsibilities of the medical assistant. (30)
2.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
MAP-076
Medical Office Procedures II

MAP-076
Medical Office Procedures II

This course provides an advanced hands-on overview of Medical Office Software through practical applications of medical assistant competencies such as Professional office skills, coding and billing procedures, patient accounts, preparing insurance claims and posting insurance payments.
*
3.0
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

*
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

*
5.0
MAP-086
Med Assist Seminar

MAP-086
Med Assist Seminar

This course includes resume preparation, job searches, interviewing skills, communication styles, medical law and ethics, and the role/responsibilities of the Medical Assistant. The student will be prepared for credentialing exam with test-taking strategies and study techniques.


Course Outline

*
3.0
MAP-088
Med Assist Pharmacology II

MAP-088
Med Assist Pharmacology II

This course introduces concepts and applications of the principle and procedures of medication administration for all routes and calculation of drug problems.
*
3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
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.


Course Outline

*
3.0

Semester Totals

3.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

* OR
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

*
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

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
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

Semester Totals

12.0
Second Semester
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

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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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
3.0
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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

12.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
Suggested Electives
AHE---
Any AHE Course

AHE---
Any AHE Course

No Description Available
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Any BIO Course

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Any BIO Course

No Description Available
BUS-113
Keyboarding

BUS-113
Keyboarding

Development of keyboarding skills on letters, numbers, and symbols keys. Students learn to format and print business letters, memos, reports, and tables using word processing features.

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

3.0
HED ---
Any HED Course

HED ---
Any HED Course

No Description Available
MAT-115
General Education Pathway

MAT-115
General Education Pathway

Survey of mathematical topics including set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions required. Calculators and computers will be used. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-116. Includes supplemental instruction lab


Course Outline

4.0
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

3.0
MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.


Course Outline

4.0
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

3.0
MCS ---
Any MCS Course

MCS ---
Any MCS Course

No Description Available
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

3.0
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
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 management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0