Technical Diploma | 31-509-1
Start Dates: August and January
Effective: August 2023
Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments
501-101Medical Terminology3Minimum grade of "C" required.This course focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis, and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
501-107Digital Literacy for Healthcare2Program or pre-program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.
509-302Human Body in Health & Disease3Program or pre-program student; min score of Y on Biology Satisfied or 836-113 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Focuses on diseases that are frequently first diagnosed and treated in the medical office setting. Students learn to recognize human anatomy and the causes, signs, and symptoms of diseases of the major body systems as well as the diagnostic procedures, usual treatment, prognosis and prevention of common diseases.
509-303Medical Asst Lab Procedures 12Program student; Corequisite: 509-304 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Introduces medical assistant students to laboratory procedures commonly performed by medical assistants in a medical office setting. Students perform CLIA waived routine laboratory procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory care setting. Students follow laboratory safety requirements and federal regulations while performing specimen collection and processing microbiology and urinalysis testing.
509-304Medical Asst Clin Procedures 14Program student; 509-302 or concurrent with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 509-303 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Introduces medical assistant students to the clinical procedures performed in the medical office setting. Students perform basic examining room skills including screening, vital signs, patient history, minor surgery, and patient preparation for routine and specialty exams in the ambulatory care setting.
801-136English Composition 13Minimum grade of "C" required.This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments
501-308Pharmacology for Allied Health2Weeks 1-10 | Program student; 509-302 and 509-304 or concurrent with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Introduces students to classifying medications into correct drug categories and applying basic pharmacology principles. Students apply basic pharmacodynamics to identifying common medications, medication preparation, and administration of medications used by the major body systems.
509-301Medical Asst Admin Procedures2Weeks 1-10 | Program student; 501-107 or 501-120 or concurrent with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Introduces medical assistant students to office management, business administration, and the electronic medical record (EMR) in the medical office. Students learn to schedule appointments, perform filing, recordkeeping, telephone and reception duties, communicate effectively with patients and other medical office staff, and keep inventory or supplies.
509-305Medical Asst Lab Procedures 22Weeks 1-10 | Program student; (501-101 or 530-153) and (501-107 or 501-120) and 509-302 and 509-303 and 509-304 and (509-301 and 509-307 and 509-309 or concurrent) and (801-195 or 801-136 or 801-219 or concurrent) with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 509-306, 509-310 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Prepares students to perform phlebotomy and CLIA waived hematology, chemistry, immunology and laboratory procedures commonly performed by medical assistants in the ambulatory care setting.
509-306Medical Asst Clin Procedures 23Weeks 1-10 | Program student; 509-303 and 509-304 or concurrent with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Prepares medical assistant students to perform patient care skills in the medical office setting. Students perform clinical procedures including administering medications, performing an electrocardiogram, assisting with respiratory testing, educating patients/community, assisting with emergency preparedness in an ambulatory care setting.
509-307Med Office Insurance & Finance2Weeks 1-10 | Program student; (501-107 or concurrent or 501-120) and (501-101 or 530-153) and 509-302 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Introduces medical assistant students to health insurance and finance in the medical office. Students perform bookkeeping procedures, apply managed care guidelines, and complete insurance claim forms. Students use medical coding and managed care terminology to perform insurance-related duties.
509-309Medical Law, Ethics & Profess2Weeks 1-10 | Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.Prepares students to display professionalism and perform within ethical and legal boundaries in the health care setting. Students maintain confidentiality, examine legal aspects of the medical record, perform quality improvement procedures, examine legal and bioethical issues, and demonstrate awareness of diversity.
509-310Medical Assistant Practicum3Weeks 11-16, Weekday, Daytime clinical - 192 hours | Program student; (501-107 or 501-120) and (501-101 or 530-153) and 509-302 and 509-303 and 509-304 and (801-195 or 801-136 or 801-219) and (509-301 and 509-305 and 509-306 and 509-307 and 501-308 and 509-309 or concurrent) with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Requires medical assistant students to integrate and apply knowledge and skills from all previous medical assistant courses in actual ambulatory health care settings. Learners perform medical assistant administrative, clinical, and laboratory duties under the supervision of trained mentors to effectively transition to the role of a medical assistant. This is a supervised, unpaid, clinical experience.
Minimum Program Credits Required: 33
2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.
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