Medical Assisting, Diploma (MA22) Diploma
Program Description: Medical Assisting is a five (5) semester diploma program that trains the student for administrative and clinical duties, primarily in physicians’ offices or clinics. Clinical skills include taking vital signs, obtaining medical histories, performing basic lab tests, sterilizing instruments, administering medications, and assisting the physician. Administrative skills include answering phones, scheduling appointments, filing medical and insurance reports, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services. The Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Length of Program: One (1) semesters of prerequisite courses and Four (4) semesters of occupational courses
Moultrie (Veterans Parkway)
Minimum Expectations: MAST Minimum Expectations
Entrance Date: Beginning of each term for general education courses; however, all prerequisite courses (ALHS 1011 –Structure and Function of the Human Body, MATH 1012 – Foundations of Mathematics, and ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for AHS) must be successfully completed prior to beginning certain cohort occupational courses.
Program Admission: Moultrie: Fall Semester; Thomasville: Spring Semester; Tifton: Spring Semester.
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact Advisor or Admissions for details. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older, prior to first clinical course.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.
Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, Drug Toxicology, Physical Exam, Current Immunizations, Criminal Background Check. TB Screening.
Note: As of January 2001, felons are not eligible to sit for the Medical Assisting Certification Examination unless granted a waiver by the Certifying Board. The waiver would be based on one or more mitigating circumstances listed in the Disciplinary Standards. Disciplinary standards are available in the office of the Southern Regional Technical College Medical Assisting Program Director.
In order for a student to graduate, he/she must sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam prior to graduation.
Program Final Exit Point: Medical Assisting, Diploma. Eligible to apply for additional national certification exams.
Credits Required for Graduation: 57 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
Note: Certain Credits from this program may be applied to the Medical Assisting degree program.
Program Outcomes: The Medical Assisting Program at Southern Regional Technical College has a retention rate of 100% and Employer satisfaction rate of 100% for the admission cohort that entered in 2016. The exam passage rate for the 2016 graduates is 84.62%.
Accreditation Information: The Southern Regional Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US HWY 19N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350 (www.caahep.org). The program was last reviewed June 2017.
|1: General Core Courses||9|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 Hours)||3|
|ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I||3|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours)||3|
|PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours)||3|
|MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics||3|
|2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)||3|
|COLL 1500 Student Success||3|
|3: Occupational Courses (45 hours)||45|
|COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy||3|
|ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body||5|
|ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences||2|
|MAST 1010 Legal&EthicConcerns/Med Office||2|
|MAST 1030 Pharmacology in the Med Office||4|
|MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures||4|
|MAST 1080 Medical Assisting Skills I||4|
|MAST 1090 Medical Assisting Skills II||4|
|MAST 1100 Medical Insurance Management||2|
|MAST 1110 Administrative Practice Manage||3|
|MAST 1120 Human Diseases||3|
|MAST 1170 Medical Assisting Externship||6|
|MAST 1180 Medical Assisting Seminar||3|
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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.
Southern Regional Technical College. (2018). 2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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