Medical Assistant Technology MAS.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 60 - 61 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Medical Assistant Technology
Effective as of Fall 2015

What is the program about?

Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care.

The Medical Assistant Technology program is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters on a full-time basis when the student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses. The student will be required to complete 420 hours of unpaid practicum during their second year of the program. Note: A complete physical examination, specific immunizations, and personal health insurance are required, at the student's expense, prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum.

The graduate is eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer operations and applications relative to patient care and the management of a medical office.
  • Successfully meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the national certification process through the American Association of Medical Assistants.
  • Identify, evaluate and appropriately apply principles of office management and demonstrate competence in performing administrative clerical duties and managing medical practice finances.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and attitudes consistent with the delivery of safe, ethical, legal and compassionate patient care.
  • Describe and apply principles of effective oral and written communication skills with patients, their families and other health care providers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to competently perform all clinical duties associated with assisting a physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care setting.

Career Opportunities

Currently Medical Assistant Technology is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Options for individuals seeking medical services and treatment: urgent care, surgicare and ambulatory care centers, as well as health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), multi-physician group practices and medical specialty clinics have opened new career opportunities.

Transferability

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Prerequisites

  • ALH 1101 AND SCC 1101 AND BIO 1121 AND MAT 1130

Credentials

Certification is optional for students once they have completed the program. Graduates may practice without certificaton at this time.

Additional Information

Click here to view the Medical Assistant Technology Program Information Packet.

This program is available in the streamlined 15 months format.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
Medical Assistant Technology Elective 3
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1140 Fundamentals of Disease Processes 3
BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 1222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
HIM 1201 Introductory Medical Office Coding 4
MAS 1101 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3
MAS 1102 Clinical Medical Assisting I 3
MAS 1103 Clinical Medical Assisting II 4
MAS 1110 Administrative Medical Assisting I 2
MAS 2201 Clinical Medical Assisting III 4
MAS 2202 Medical Assisting Capstone 1
MAS 2210 Medical Billing Specialist 2
MAS 2220 MAS Practicum I 3
MAS 2221 MAS Practicum II 3
MAT 1130 Allied Health Mathematics 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
(ALH 2201 OR ALH 2202) 2 - 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Sinclair Community College’s Medical Assistant Technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763.


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.