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Medical Assistant
Medical Assisting is a multi-skilled allied health profession. Medical assistants function as members of the health care delivery team, performing both administrative and clinical procedures.

Administrative duties may include scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, performing basic secretarial skills, insurance processing and billing, medical transcribing, handling telephone calls and writing correspondence, serving as a liaison between the physician and other individuals and managing practice finances. Clinical duties may include asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the physician with examination and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, and preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician.

Students must maintain a numerical average of 78 or better in each Medical Assisting curriculum course.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to admissions requirements listed under "Admissions Information," the applicant must complete an application to the program, interview with the Department Chair, and submit TASP & Health Placement Test Scores.

Clinical Entry Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 160 clinical hours without remuneration for completion. **

Before enrolling in clinical study, a student must have on file with the department the following materials:

• Results of prescribed physical examination

• Proof of required immunizations

• Proof of liability insurance of at least $1 million, health and accident insurance and needlestick insurance (available through TSTC)
Certificate of Completion - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
BIOL2301  Anatomy & Physiology I † * 30483
BIOL2101  Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I † * 03481
HITT1305  Medical Terminology I23803
MDCA1417  Procedures in a Clinical Setting261284
PSYC2314  Lifespan Growth & Development30483
Total Hours101235214
Semester 2
BIOL2302  Anatomy & Physiology II † * 30483
BIOL2102  Anatomy & Physiology II Lab † * 03481
HITT1301  Health Data Content & Structure22643
MDCA1348  Pharmacology & Administration of Medications24963
MDCA1352  Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures24963
Total Hours91335213
Semester 3
MDCA1343  Medical Insurance24963
MDCA1402  Human Disease/Pathophysiology33964
HITT1311  Health Information Systems24963
PLAB1323  Phlebotomy23803
Total Hours91436813
Semester 4
MDCA1321  Administrative Procedures23803
MDCA1205  Medical Law & Ethics20322
MDCA1460  Clinical: Medical/Clinical Assistant ° ‡ ** 0162564
PSYC2301  General Psychology30483
POFT1301  Business English * 30483
Total Hours101946415
Grand Totals3858153655
º This course has been designated as the capstone course
† Courses articulated with high schools
‡ Course with external learning experience
* BIOL 2401 or (BIOL 2301 and BIOL 2101)
* BIOL 2402 or (BIOL 2302 and BIOL 2102)
* POFT 1301 or ENGL 1301
** Clinical required


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