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2016-2017______________________________________________________________ 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 (CMA).
Entrance Requirements
• Application
• Photo ID
• Letter of Intent
• Documentation of the following required:
• Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) or Rubella and
Rubeolla titers
• Hepatitis B series (3 vaccines completed)
• Hepatitis A series (2 vaccines completed)
• Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (TDaP)
• Background check
• Demonstrate a keyboarding speed of 35 wpm with
90% accuracy, contact program manager for details
• Documentation of health insurance is required
• Must be in final semester of prerequisites.
• College readiness date assigned by the Healthcare
Admission Counselor
(The following will not be required until acceptance into the
program)
• Current Health Care Provider CPR
• First Aid
• Proof of annual TB skin test
• Physical exam
• Drug screen
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). At the conclusion of
the externship the students will be required to sit for the national
exam.
Medical Assistant
Associate of Applied Science Degree
63 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Prerequisite must have a minimum 75% (“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
MAS 101
Pharmacology for Health Professions
2
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