Medical Assisting CAS

This program was discontinued as of Fall 2013. This means that it will no longer be accepting new students.
Current students already enrolled into this program will have until the end of the Summer 2014 term to complete all required course work.

This program is designed to prepare graduates to be multi-skilled Medical Assistants who work with and under the direction of a physician in clinical and administrative aspects of the physician's office or other medical setting.

This specialized certificate program will focus on clinical techniques including examining room procedures, obtaining vital signs and medical histories, performing routine laboratory procedures, sterilizing and maintaining equipment, and the proper technique for administering medications as directed by the physician, combined with administrative functions and duties.

As a unique feature of the program, students will complete clinical rotations in a physician's office, clinic or related health care facility under the supervision of a physician, nurse, or health service professional.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

• Function in a health care setting by providing clinical and administrative skills in a medical setting.

• Prepare and maintain the examination treatment area under the supervision of a physician.

• Use computer technology and administrative skills in a health care environment.

• Coordinate a successful job search.

The program accepts one class each year beginning in the fall semester. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or better in the program of study and within the institution.

To be eligible for admission into this program, students must:

• Meet general admission requirements, including eligibility for ENGL 101 and MATH 102.

• Have maintained an overall high school grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 grade scale, or a 40 on each of the GED subtests and an average score of 45.

• Students must maintain a minimum of "C" in each of the medical assisting courses, MATH 102, and functional anatomy, as well as all required general education courses.

• Students exceeding these academic standards and course requirements will be given first priority.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Medical Assisting

Total Certificate Hours: 40

 

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 111

Keyboarding I

3

BIOL 105

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

3

BIOL 106L

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology LAB

1

 

ENGL 101

Composition

3

MAST 105

Medical Terminology

3

MAST 106

Fundamentals Of Medical Assisting

3

MATH 102

Intermediate Algebra

3

Total Semester Hours

19

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 201

Office Accounting

3

ADOF 242

Machine Transcription

3

BICO 102

Medical Insurance Billing

3

MAST 107

Clinical Procedures For Medical Assisting

3

MAST 108

Clinical Procedures For Medical Assisting LAB

1

MAST 109

Pharmacology For Medical Assisting

3

BUSN 245

Microsoft Excel

3

Total Semester Hours

19

 

Third Semester (Summer, 10 weeks)

Number

Title

Hrs

MAST 220

Externship

4

Total Semester Hours

4

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2013-14 Annual Report

The 2013-2014 New River CTC Annual Report is now available on the website.  Click here to read it.  Hard copies will be mailed and distributed on the campuses soon.