Coastal Pines Technical College

Coastal Pines Technical College 2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook

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Medical Assisting

Diploma

Program Description

The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.

Program Accreditation

Medical Assisting, Waycross Campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (wwww.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street Clearwater FL 33756

Phone 727-210-2350

www.caahep.org

Certification Information

Graduates of the Waycross campus program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam offered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) as well as the RMA via the American Medical Technologist.

Graduates of the Golden Isles campus program are eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam via the American Medical Technologist (AMT) or the National Certified Medical Assistant certification exam via the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

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Enrollment Data

According to the 2016 Medical Assisting Education Education Review Board (MAERB) Annual Report, the five year outcome average for Enrollment, Retention,and Graduation is 80.88%.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

17

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (Accuplacer)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

60

55

34

N/A

 

Other Conditions for Admission

Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Location(s)

Golden Isles

Waycross

Program Courses

Credits

Basic Skills

 

ENGL 1010 - Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012 - Foundations of Mathematics

3

PSYC 1010 - Basic Psychology

3

Occupational Courses

 

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

ALHS 1011 - Structure and Function of the Human Body

5

ALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

MAST 1010 - Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office

2

MAST 1030 - Pharmacology in the Medical Office

4

MAST 1060 - Medical Office Procedures

4

MAST 1080 - Medical Assisting Skills I

4

MAST 1090 - Medical Assisting Skills II

4

MAST 1100 - Medical Insurance Management

2

MAST 1110 - Administrative Practice Management

3

MAST 1170 - Medical Assisting Externship

6

MAST 1180 - Medical Assisting Seminar

3

MAST 1120 - Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office

3

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

54

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