4 quarters, 81 credits
Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals who perform a wide range of roles in the physician's offices, clinics and other health care settings. They are proficient in a multitude of clinical and administrative tasks and widely viewed by doctors as vital members of the health care delivery team.
The Medical Assistant Certificate of Completion Program prepares students with the business and clinical skills necessary to gain employment as a Medical Assistant, rendering one-on-one patient services.
This fully accredited program provides the mechanism for graduates to take the National Board Examination to become a nationally Certified Medical Assistant. Emphasis is placed on both front office and back office.
Front office includes: patient relations, medical insurance, finances, coding, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, interpersonal communication skills, administrative procedures, skill development in computer usage and transcription. Back office includes clinical skills such as: medical and surgical asepsis, charting, patient prep, procedure set-ups, prioritizing, medication calculation and administration, EKG, diagnostic imaging theory, and lab skills that include: hematology, urinalysis, basic microbiology, phlebotomy.
Gainful Employment Information
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By the end of the course of study in the Medical Assistant Program students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and competency of medical front office administrative skills, including electronic record keeping, clerical aspects, insurance, communication, risk management, ethical issues, and inventory management.
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, patho-physiology, necessary verbal and written communication with physicians, peers, other healthcare workers, and patients as would be necessary in any type of ambulatory care setting.
- Demonstrate knowledge of psychological basics underlying personal and patient needs self-growth and personal development.
- Possess clinical skills, knowledge and competency performance, including fundamental medical asepsis principals, patient care, specimen collection, and diagnostic testing according to State and Federal mandates, quality control documentation and equipment maintenance as would be expected in any type of ambulatory care setting.
- Demonstrate knowledge of job readiness with resume building, interviewing skills, and complete competency in all basic medical assisting skills by successfully completing a mandatory clinical experience in the field.
- Demonstrate knowledge of State, Federal and AAMA regulations in regards to credentialing and certification.
Steps To Success
The SVI Medical Assistant certificate 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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Fl 33756
This program was designed in collaboration with local health care providers to train potential employees for positions in ambulatory settings, clinics and offices. The student is cross-trained in multiple clinical and laboratory procedures, ensuring maximum flexibility during employment. Medical Assistants are in high demand.
To enter the Medical Assistant Program you must have passed the Career Programs Assessment Test (CPAt) at the appropriate level. In addition, a high school diploma or GED documentation is required. You may register at SVI for GED classes.
This program does not allow for Advanced Placement, Transfer of Clock Hours and/or Credit from another school and does not recognize prior and/or experiential learning for credit. This is a Veterans Administration (VA) approved program.
|course # ||course title||credits|
|AHL 100||Strategies for Success for MA Students||1.0|
|AHL 111||Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology I||6.0|
|AHL 113||Medical Terminology I||6.0|
|BCT 111||Computer Literacy and Application Fundamentals||2.0|
|PSG 110||Behavioral Psychology||2.0|
|AHL 112||Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology II||6.0|
|AHL 126||Reception/Scheduling/Medical Records||2.0|
|AHL 180||Clinical I - Medical Asepsis/Infection Control|
|BCT 130||Word Processing||4.0|
|AHL 124||Medical Office Finances||2.5|
|AHL 142||Medical Computer Applications||2.0|
|AHL 161||Pharmacology Principles||2.5|
|AHL 183||Clinical II - Medication Administration/|
Lab Skills: Intro, Micro Hematology,
Venipuncture, Urinalysis, Specialty Tests/
Diagnostic Imaging Theory and Positioning
|COR 131||Employment Skills||3.0|
|AHL 101||Health Care Provider CPR||0.5|
|AHL 125||Medical Office Simulation||2.5|
|AHL 128||Law and Ethics||3.0|
|AHL 190||Clinical Review/Certification Exam Prep||8.5|
|AHL 192||MA Mandatory Clinical||5.0|