Medical Assisting - 50260

1300 clock hours

(Selective Admission)

Indian River State College awards a Certificate to each student who satisfactorily completes the required course of study. The purpose of the program is to prepare the students for a specific clinical, laboratory, and administrative role as a competent entry-level medical assistant in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Classroom theory and clinical practice prepares the student to perform a wide range of tasks ranging from examinations room techniques, to assisting with minor surgery, administering medications, educating patients, performing diagnostic procedures including drawing blood and electrocardiography, scheduling appointments, maintaining patient files, and completing insurance forms. The program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAME). CAAHEP, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350. Upon successful completion of the Certification exam, the graduate will be awarded the credential CMA (AAMA), Certified Medical Assistant from the American Association of Medical Assistants.

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Degree Requirements

Required program:

HSC 0003Introduction to Health Care (N)

82 hours

HSC 0405Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (N)

5 hours

MEA 0500Medical Office Receptionist (N)

75 hours

HCP 0750CBasic Concepts of Phlebotomy (N)

75 hours

MEA 0200CMedical Assisting Clinical Procedures I (N)

150 hours

MEA 0242Introduction to Pharmacology (N)

90 hours

MEA 0231Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Language (N)

90 hours

MEA 0201CMedical Assisting Clinical Procedures II (N)

150 hours

MEA 0254CMedical Office Laboratory (N)

75 hours

MEA 0234Pathophysiology and Disease (N)

75 hours

MEA 0258Diagnostic Imaging in Medical Offices (N)

30 hours

HCP 0720CElectrocardiograph Technical Skills (N)

75 hours

MEA 0334Medical Office Procedures (N)

75 hours

MEA 0952Medical Assisting Seminar (N)

53 hours

MEA 0800Medical Assisting Practicum (N)

200 hours