Medical Assistant

Program Number: 31-509-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

Prepare for a rewarding career in health care and join one of the fastest-growing fields in less than one year with Moraine Park Technical College’s Medical Assistant program.

About the Program

Prepare to make a difference in the lives of others, and act as one of the first points of contact for patients in medical offices with a career as a medical assistant. In Moraine Park’s Medical Assistant program, students learn how to assist physicians in a variety of clinical and administrative tasks, such as greeting patients, scheduling appointments, updating patient medical records, and coding and billing. The medical assistant profession is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. 

Graduates of the Medical Assistant program are eligible to write the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and/or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350. www.caahep.org

What You’ll Learn

In Moraine Park’s Medical Assistant courses, students learn how to record medical histories, obtain vital signs, prepare patients for examination, collect and prepare laboratory specimens, perform CLIA-waived laboratory tests, and instruct patients about medications or special diets. As graduates, these clinical tasks are performed under the supervision of a physician and vary according to state law.

 

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare 2
509-101 Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures 2
509-102 Human Body in Health and Disease 3
509-303 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 1 2
509-304 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 1 4
890-101 College 101 2
Total 18
 
Semester 2
501-108 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2
509-107 Medical Office Insurance and Finance 2
509-109 Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism 2
509-305 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 2 2
509-306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2 3
509-310 Medical Assistant Practicum 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
Total 17
 
Total Credits 35
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