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2015-2016_ ___________________________________________________________ EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Program Options
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Four semesters, one summer term
The Medical Assistant program prepares graduates to assist
physicians in outpatient settings performing administrative and/
or clinical tasks. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled, allied
health workers who perform a variety of skills assisting
physicians with patient care.
Intended Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate the importance of maintaining a high degree of
professionalism in the Medical Assisting field, at all times and in
all situations.
• Demonstrate effective written and oral communication
skills.
• Practice within the ethical and legal codes of the Medical
Assisting field.
• Demonstrate entry-level clinical skills of Medical Assisting.
• Demonstrate entry-level administrative skills of Medical
Assisting.
• Acknowledge the need for continuing education for personal
and professional development and reflect the changing nature of
healthcare.
The Eastern Idaho Technical College’s Medical Assisting
Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs (
) upon
recommendation of the Medical Assisting Educators Review
Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
All graduating students of the Associate Degree Program are
eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification Examination, and,
upon passing the examination, the individual earns the
Certificated Medical Assistant (AAMA).
Entrance Requirements
• Advising with program director/faculty is required
• Documentation of the following current immunizations is
required:
• Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (TDaP)
• Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) or two
vaccinations or Rubella and Rubeolla titers
• Hepatitis B and A series (completed)
• Varicella vaccination (2) or titer
• Proof of annual TB skin test
• Current Health Care Provider CPR
• First Aid
• Background check
• Documentation of health insurance is required
• Demonstrate a keyboarding speed of 35 wpm with 90%
Accuracy, contact program manager for details
• Letter of Intent
• Must be in final semester of prerequisites.
• College readiness date assigned by the Healthcare
Admission Counselor
• This program has a limited enrollment based on clinical
practicum availability .
• Submit Admission Packet prior to deadline date. Packet
information is available on the College website . Incomplete
packets will not be considered for entrance into the professional
part of the program. Program has a limited number of spaces
based on the number of externship sites available.
Program Continuation Requirements
• All core and program specific courses must be passed with a
minimum of 75%, or better and must be passed consecutively
before continuing on to the next courses. Credit for prior
experiential earning will not be granted.
Program Costs
In addition to the registration fees, students can expect to spend
approximately $2,000 on books, supplies and miscellaneous
fees. Graduates are required to sit for national proficiency exams
at the conclusion of their program. Information regarding costs
and dates for the exams will be posted in the online catalog and
available from the program instructor(s). The student will be
required to sit for the national examination during their
externship in the summer.
Medical Assistant
Associate of Applied Science Degree
64 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Prerequisite must have a minimum “C” grade.
Prerequisite Component
To be completed prior to entering the professional component of the
program:
Prerequisites
CIS 101
Computer Information Systems
3
ENG 101
English Composition
3
HCT 100
Introduction to Health Professions
2
MAT 123
Mathematics in Modern Society
3
BIO 227
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4 AND
BIO 227L
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 0
BIO 250
General Microbiology
3
BIO 250L
General Microbiology Laboratory
1
BIO 228
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4 AND
BIO 228L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
0
COM 101
Fundamentals of Speech
3
HCT 101
Medical Terminology
2
PSY 101
Introduction to Psychology
3 OR
SOC 101
Introduction to Sociology
3
Professional Program Fall Term
HCT 105
Phlebotomy
2
HCT 109
Medical Ethics
2
HCT 121
Professionalism for Health Careers
1
MAS 101
Pharmacology for Health Professions
2
MAS 121
Beginning Admin Skills for Med Assist
4
MAS 122
Begginning Clinical Skills for Med Assist
4
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