Nicholas County Campus

Medical Assisting AAS

The two-year program in medical assisting prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Functions vary from facility to facility, but generally incorporate a mix of clinical and administrative responsibilities. Duties may include, direct patient care services, assisting with invasive and non-invasive procedures, administration of medications, medical record management, coding, billing, and office and staff management.

As a specific feature of the program, students complete extensive externships in physician offices, clinics, hospitals and related health care facilities. Throughout the externships, students are under the supervision of physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional.

Following completion of the New River Medical Assisting AAS degree, graduates may sit for the National Certification Examination for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). Successful completion of this examination will enable graduates to work in many states across the nation.

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 basic skills are applicable.

The program accepts one Medical Assisting class each year. Applications must be submitted no later than the third week of November. Fall semester enrollment in Introduction to Fundamentals of Medical Assisting (MAST 106) is essential for students applying for admission to the Medical Assisting program. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in all Medical Assisting (MAST) and Medical Billing and Coding (BICO) coursework, MATH 102, BIOL 105/106, and an overall GPA of 2.0 within the institution.

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

Meet general admission requirements for New River Community and Technical College, 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 exceeding these academic standards and course requirements will be given first priority.

 REQUIRED COURSES

Medical Assisting

Total Degree Hours: 65

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 111

Keyboarding/Doc Processing I

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

MATH 102

Intermediate Algebra

3

MAST 105

Medical Terminology

3

MAST 106

Fund. Of Medical Assisting

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

Total Semester Hours

18

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BIOL 105

Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

3

BIOL 106L

Intro To Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1

BUSN 245

Microsoft Excel

3

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

3

MAST 107

Clinical Procedures for MAST

3

MAST 108

Clinical Procedures for MAST Lab

1

MAST 109

Pharmacology for MAST

3

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 251

Office Practice and Administration

3

BICO 101

Medical Coding ICD-9-CM

3

BICO 103

Medical Coding CPT and HCPCS

3

BUSN 232

Business and Electronic Comm.

3

MAST 207

Diseases of the Human Body

2

MAST 208L

Diseases of the Human Body Lab

1

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 201

Office Accounting

3

BICO 102

Medical Insurance Billing

3

MAST 209

Medical Assisting Seminar

2

MAST 220

Externship

4

SPCH 208

Fundamentals of Speech

3

Total Semester Hours

15

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2013-14 Annual Report

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