Medical Assisting, AAS (MA23) Degree
Program Description: Medical Assisting is a six (6) semester degree 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, and arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services.
Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters of prerequisite courses and Four (4) of occupational courses
Moultrie (Veterans Parkway)
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will verify insurance coverage and eligibility for services
- Students will chooses, apply, and remove appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Students will administer an Intramuscular Injection.
Minimum Expectations: MAST Minimum Expectations
Entrance Date: Beginning of each term for general education courses; however, all prerequisite courses (BIOL 2113 – Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 2113L – Anatomy and Physiology Lab I, BIOL 2114 – Anatomy and Physiology II, BIOL 2114L – Anatomy and Physiology Lab II, One Degree level Mathematics Course, 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: Applicants 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.
Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, Physical Exam, Current Immunizations, Drug Toxicology, Criminal Background Check, and 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, Associate of Applied Science. Eligible to apply for additional national certification exams.
Credits Required for Graduation: 66 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
|1: General Core Courses||15|
|AreaI: Lanuage Arts/Commincations (3 Hours)||3|
|ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours)||3|
|PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours)||3|
|Math 0001 One Degree Level Mathematics Course||3|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours)||3|
|and one additional course from Area I, II, III and IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor)||3|
|2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)||3|
|COLL 1500 Student Success||3|
|3: Occupational Courses (48 hours)||48|
|COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy||3|
|ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences||2|
|BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 2113L Anatomy/Physiology Lab I||1|
|BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 2114L Anatomy/Physiology Lab II||1|
|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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Southern Regional Technical College. (2018). 2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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