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 45 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.
Math and writing placement are unique to each student and are determined during the admissions and intake advising process. Additional math or writing courses may be required prior to taking the math or writing program requirements in this degree.
|AH111||Medical Terminology I||3|
|AH121||Body Structures and Functions I||3|
|AH152||Medical Law and Ethics||2|
|WR115||Fundamentals of Report Writing 1||4|
|SP100||Basic Speech Communications 3||3|
|AH112||Medical Terminology II||3|
|AH122||Body Structures and Functions II||3|
|MTH60||Algebra I 2||4|
|AH131||Clinical Procedures I||4|
|AH297||NHA Licensure Qualification||4|
|BA285||Human Relations in Organizations||3|
|PSY201||General Psychology 4||3|