Medical Asst Tech

MAS 1101 Introduction to Medical Assisting

Overview of the role of a medical assistant within the health care industry and different work environments, as well as the fundamentals of medical ethics and law in the medical office setting.
3 Credit Hours

MAS 1102 Clinical Medical Assisting I

Introduction to clinical assisting procedures in the medical office, emphasizing patient preparation, medical history interviews, vital signs, positioning and draping, medical asepsis, assisting with physical exams, pediatric assessment, techniques required for patient assessment and treatment during medical office emergencies and the role of the medical assistant in urgent situations with the physician present and also during the physician's absence, theory and techniques of Basic Life Support as established by the American Heart Association. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

MAS 1103 Clinical Medical Assisting II

Intermediate-level clinical procedures performed in a family practice setting such as medical microbiology, minor office surgery, administering therapeutic modalities, preparing and administering medications, electrocardiography, techniques required for patient assessment and treatment during medical office emergencies and the role of the medical assistant in urgent situations with the physician present and also during the physician’s absence. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

MAS 1110 Administrative Medical Assisting I

Administrative duties in a physician's office, including monitoring patient appointments, outpatient procedures, hospital admissions, medical and office equipment maintenance, storing supplies and pharmaceuticals, hiring, evaluating and managing personnel. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

MAS 1130 Reimbursement Specialist Practicum

Student will complete seven hours per week of non-paid directed practice at a medical billing facility in order to obtain practical knowledge with medical reimbursement procedures. Students will, as part of this course, attend a one hour lecture per week in order to prepare to sit for the national credentialing certificate, Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist.
2 Credit Hours

MAS 2201 Clinical Medical Assisting III

Techniques required to perform advanced/specialized procedures such as assisting with gastroenterolgic procedures, urinary procedures, basic respiratory procedures, OB/GYN procedures and laboratory procedures. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

MAS 2202 Medical Assisting Capstone

Discussion of directed practice experience, preparation for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) National Certification Examination through student presentations, mock exam, skills practicals and discussion topics relative to the medical assisting profession. Students will, as part of this course, prepare to sit for the national credentialing certificate, Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants). Three lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

MAS 2210 Medical Billing Specialist

This course is designed to introduce the student to the practice of medical billing within the medical office, including the use of computerized medical billing software. It is also designed to introduce the student to the principles of bookkeeping, automated and manual patient financial accounting, collection techniques, employee payroll and banking procedures. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

MAS 2220 MAS Practicum I

Introduction to the ambulatory care clinical setting involving structured observation and unpaid participation in the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care under the supervision of a licensed physician or certified medical assistant, assisting with patient preparation, physical examination, scheduling appointments, bookkeeping tasks. One classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

MAS 2221 MAS Practicum II

Advanced experience in a physician's office, involving structured observations and unpaid participation in the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care under the supervision of a licensed physician, assisting with specialized clinical procedures, performing electrocardiograms, venipunctures and basic laboratory tests and advanced office management skills. One classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

MAS 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours