Medical Assistant, Certificate of Completion
The Certificate of Completion Medical Assistant prepares students to perform initial clerical and administrative duties in medical, clinical, hospitals, or health care facilities. The graduate will be prepared to schedule and receive patients, obtain patient data, receive payment, maintain medical records, data processing, perform general office skills, office equipment operation, and assume general medical office responsibilities. The student will demonstrate effective communication skills in dealing with patients, medical personnel and peers.
Students must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the degree is awarded. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of clinical practice.
- Demonstrate general knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and medical law and ethics.
- Demonstrate proficiency in medical office administrative practices.
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|MTH20||Basic Mathematics (or placement in a higher math course)||4|
|WR90R||Academic Literacy (or placement in a higher writing course)||4|
|AH111||Medical Terminology I||3|
|AH121||Body Structures and Functions I||3|
|AH152||Medical Law and Ethics||2|
|WR115||Fundamentals of Report Writing||4|
|AH112||Medical Terminology II||3|
|AH122||Body Structures and Functions II||3|
|AH150||Medical Office Coding||3|
|AH131||Clinical Procedures I||4|
|AH297||NHA Licensure Qualification||2|
|BA285||Human Relations in Organizations||3|
|CLA100||Clinical Lab Asst Skills I||4|
|MTH98||Math Literacy 2||4|
|AH132||Clinical Procedures II||4|
|AH280B||CWE: Allied Health Back Office||3|
All honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirement.