ECASD Medical Assistant

Dual Credit High School Academy

CVTC and the Eau Claire Area School District have partnered to offer incoming high school juniors interested in pursuing a career in the medical field the opportunity to graduate as a Medical Assistant. Students who successfullycomplete this academy have the opportunity to earn their Patient Care Specialist Technical Diploma after their junior year and complete their Medical Assistant Technical Diploma by the end of their senior year. 

When: September 1, 2020 - June 3, 2021

Location: Real Time Synchronous/Online

Credential Earned: Upon successful completion of this CAAHEP accredited medical assistant program, the graduate can take the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam.  Once the graduate has passed the exam, he or she can use the CMA (AAMA) credential.   


  • High school Biology (need a C or better in both semesters)
  • Show proof of boosters for MMR, Varicella, Tdap, Hepatitis B
  • Need a 2 step- TB Skin test
  • Influenza Vaccine (Fall semester of each year)
  • Criminal background check
  • Medical Terminology (or can be taken at the high school in the 1st semester-Fall 2020)

When: September 2020 – June 2021: Location: Real Time Synchronous/Online        Time: 1 - 3 pm

Year 1: Junior Year     Credential Earned: Patient Care Specialist Diploma

Course TitleCourse TimeCredits
Digital LiteracyFall 20202
Human BodyFall 2020 3
English CompFall 20203
MA Administrative ProceduresSpring 20212
Med Office Insurance and FinanceSpring 20212
Medical Law, Ethics, and ProfessionalismSpring 20212
MA Clinical Procedure 1 - PART 1Summer 20212

When: September 2021 – June 2022  Location: CVTC  Time: 8 - 11 am

Year 2: Senior Year    Credential Earned: Medical Assistant Technical Diploma

Course TitleCourse TimeCredits
MA Clinical Procedure 1 - PART 2Fall 20212
MA Lab Procedures 1Fall 2021 2
Pharmacology for Allied HealthSpring 20222
MA Lab Procedures 2Spring 20222
MA Clinical Procedure 2Spring 20223
Spring 2022 
MA PracticumSpring 20223

Course Description

501-107 Digital Literacy (2 credits)
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.
509-302 Human Body in Health & Disease (3 credits)
Students learn to recognize human body structure and function in health and disease states.  Students explore the causes, signs, and symptoms of diseases of the major body systems as well as the diagnostic procedures, usual treatment, prognosis, and prevention of diseases commonly diagnosed and treated in the medical office setting.
801-136 English Comp I (3 credits)
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.
509-301 Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures (2 credits)
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, record keeping, telephone and reception duties, communicate effectively with patients and other medical office staff, and keep an inventory of supplies.
509-307 Medical Office Insurance & Finance (2 credits)
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.
509-309 Medical Law, Ethics, & Professionalism (2 credits)
Prepares students to display professionalism and perform within ethical and legal boundaries in the health care setting. Students maintain confidentiality, examine legal aspects of ambulatory healthcare, perform quality improvement procedures, examine legal and bioethical issues, and demonstrate awareness of diversity.
509-304 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedure 1 Part 1 & 2 (2 credits)
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. Learner explores communication principles and psychology theories related to patient care.
509-303 Medical Assistant Lab Procedures 1 (2 credits)
Introduces medical assistant students to laboratory procedures commonly performed by medical assistants in a medical office setting. Students perform Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (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.
501-308 Pharmacology for Applied Health (2 credits)
Introduces students to medication classification, basic pharmacology principles, and supplements. Students apply basic pharmacodynamics to identify common medications and calculate dosages in preparation for medication administration.
509-305 Medical Assistant Lab Procedures 2 (2 credits)
Prepares students to perform phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived hematology, chemistry, immunology and laboratory procedures commonly performed by medical assistants in the ambulatory care setting.
509-306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedure 2 (2 credits)
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, coaching patients, and assisting with emergency situations in an ambulatory care setting.  Students learn preventive care and principles of nutrition.
531-454 CPR
This course is designed for persons requiring knowledge in resuscitation techniques for infant, child, and adult age categories. Students will learn proper patient and airway positioning, mouth-to-mouth breathing, cardiac compressions, and techniques to relieve airway obstructions. Barrier devices will be part of this training and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) will also be included in this course. Upon successful completion, students will be able to incorporate procedures learned and critical thinking in order to act appropriately in heart-related and airway obstruction emergencies. This curriculum includes the most current American Heart Association guidelines and meets the requirements for healthcare providers. 
Just the Facts

Fall 2020
30 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
September, 1 2020 - June 3, 2021

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
1 - 3 p.m.

Classroom Location //
Real Time Synchronous/Online

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