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Medical Assisting AAS

The two-year program in medical assisting prepares students for work in a variety of healthcare settings. Functions may vary from facility to facility, but generally incorporate a mix of clinical and administrative responsibilities. Clinical duties may include; direct patient care, assisting with invasive and non-invasive procedures, and administration of medications as directed by the physician. Administrative duties may include; scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing and coding information for insurance purposes, and precertification’s for procedures and testing.

As a specific feature of the program, students complete an extensive externship in physician’s offices, clinics, hospitals and related health care facilities. Students are under the supervision of a physician during this experience.

Graduates are qualified to accept positions in medical offices, clinics, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, hospitals, ambulatory care centers or any other healthcare entity where their broad skills are applicable.

Graduates are also qualified to sit for the National HealthCareer Association Certifications Exam. This certification is highly recommended.

Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in all required MAST courses in this program and an overall GPA of 2.0 within the institution.

Students are strongly advised and encouraged to follow the course sequence as listed in the college catalog. MAST courses are only offered in the semester listed.

To be eligible for admission into this program, students must:
• Meet the general requirements for admission to New River Community and Technical College.
• Acceptable background and drug screening.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Medical Assisting

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 101 or
ENGL 107

Composition* or
Introduction to Technical Writing and Communication**

3

MATH 103 or
MATH 109

Mathematics for Allied Health or
Algebra

3

MAST 105

Medical Terminology

3

MAST 106

Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BIOL 105

Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

3

BIOL 106L

Intro to Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1

ENGL 102 or
ENGL 212

Research* or
Technical Writing**

3

MAST 107

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting

3

MAST 108L

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting Lab

1

MAST 109

Pharmacology for Medical Assisting

3

 

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BICO 101

Medical Diagnosis Coding

3

BICO 103

Medical Coding CPT and HCPCS

3

HLIT 203

Intro to Electronic Helath Records     3

MAST 205

Health Administration for Medical Assisting

3

MAST 207

Diseases of the Human Body

3

MAST 208L

Diseases of the Human Body Lab

1

 

Total Semester Hours

   16

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 201

Office Accounting

3

BICO 105

Medical Insurance Billing

3

MAST 209

Medical Assisting Seminar

3

MAST 220

Externship

3

COMM 212

Interpersonal Communications

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

*ENGL 101 then ENGL 102
**ENGL 107 then ENGL 212

Evaluation Sheet

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

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