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Medical Assisting

Medical assistants are the first face of the healthcare team that the patient interacts with.

        Certificate  

2 full-time semesters and 1 semester of externship

Associate Certificate and 30 credits of General Education
From checking blood pressure to insurance billing, medical assistants utilize customer service skills and critical thinking to provide quality patient care in the medical office.

Medical assistants are the first face of the healthcare team that the patient interacts with.

From checking blood pressure to insurance billing, medical assistants utilize customer service skills and critical thinking to provide quality patient care in the medical office.

(Recommended) – First Semester (Recommended) – Second Semester
MDAS 1033

Clinical Medical Assisting

Wednesdays

9:30am-1:15pm or 5:30pm-9:30pm

MDAS 2042

Clinical Procedures and Practices

Tuesdays

9:30am-1:15pm or 5:30pm-9:30pm

MDAS 2050L

Principles of Pharmacology Lab

Mondays

11:00am – 12:15pm

MDAS 2045

Clinical Laboratory Procedures

Thursdays

9:30am-1:15pm or 5:30pm-9:30pm

MDAS 2050

Principles of Pharmacology

Online

Asynchronous

MDAS 2016

Electronic Medical Records

Online

Asynchronous

MDAS 1011

Administrative Medical Assisting

Online

Asynchronous

MDAS 1012

Medical Insurance and Billing

Online

Asynchronous

MDAS 1025

Medical Terminology for Clinical and Administrative Professions

Online

Asynchronous

 

Sarah Zorn

[email protected]

(860) 906-5136

 

Program Coordinator

 

 

Third Semester
MDAS 2095*

Medical Assisting Practicum/Externship

*Must receive a C or better in all core courses listed above.

160 hours of unpaid internship at a medical office during business hours.

 

The medical assisting program prepares students for entry-level medical office positions. Many graduates aspire to gain experience in the medical field to continue their education into management, nursing, sonography, physician assisting, or other degree programs.

 

Kristin Moreland

[email protected]

(860) 906-5040

 

Guided Pathways Advisor I

 

 

Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting

General Education Requirements

English Composition

3 credits

Mathematics

3 credits

Arts and Humanities

3 credits

Scientific Reasoning

4 credits

Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

 

Oral and Written Communication

3 credits

Additional General Education

3 credits

 

Electives

6 credits

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the medical assistant
  2. Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills
  3. Achieve entry-level competency in the performance of administrative functions
  4. Achieve entry-level competency in the performance of clinical functions
  5. Apply legal concepts and ethical considerations to the health care practice
  6. Participate as an active member of the healthcare team
  7. Participate and achieve a passing score on the national certification examination

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes, the performance of the Medical Assisting Program is reflected through program effectiveness data in the five-year weighted outlined in the Annual Reporting Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), 2020 N. California Ave., #213 Suite 7 Chicago, IL 60647, 1-800-228-2262

The following outcomes are taken from CT State Community College – Capital’s Medical Assisting Program’s 2022 Annual Report to MAERB.

Job Placement – 100% for the 2020 graduates

 

Sarah Zorn
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator
for Medical Assisting
Room 1034
[email protected]
(860) 906-5136

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