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Plans of Study 2014-2015

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The Medical Assisting program prepares graduates to work as medical assistants primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices, urgent care centers and clinics. Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals who assist in patient care management and perform a broad range of clinical and administrative duties. Administratively, medical assistants handle scheduling and receiving patients, establishing and maintaining medical records, managing telephone calls, completing varied correspondence, processing insurance claims, billing, coding, and monitoring finances. Clinical duties include patient preparation, assisting in minor surgery and outpatient treatments, taking vital signs, venipuncture, CLIA waived testing, urinalysis, injections, electrocardiography, pulmonary function tests, Holter monitor, eye and ear instillations and irrigations, routine diagnostic tests, sterilization procedures, and assisting physicians with various examinations. Medical assistants are valuable members of the health care team, and job opportunities are numerous in Central Ohio and nationwide.

The Columbus State Community College Medical Assisting 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). This program provides students with the knowledge to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Certificate program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam. Those students who successful complete the CMA examination are credentialed through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants, therefore credentialed with The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) or CMA (AAMA).

Upon completion of the Certificate program in Medical Assisting, the graduate will be able to:

  • Perform clerical functions to include execution of bookkeeping principles and special accounting entries
  • Process insurance claims, including the application of managed care policies’ diagnostic and procedural coding
  • Identify medical/legal issues within the medical office, respecting confidentiality and documenting appropriately in the medical record
  • Perform risk-management procedures and patient instruction for follow-up care health maintenance and disease prevention
  • Properly handle and dispose of infectious waste and biohazard materials in compliance with government regulations
  • Perform and collect various specimens in compliance with Standard Precautions set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Perform various diagnostic tests ordered by the physician, utilizing quality control procedures
  • Conduct various patient care procedures (administrative, clinical and/or lab-related) including preparation and administration of oral and parenteral medications as directed by the physician
  • Maintain and perform inventory of administrative and clinical supplies and equipment following office policy.

Listed below are additional requirements for admission to the Medical Assisting program:

A. High school graduate or GED equivalency
B. Placement into MATH 1020 Beginning Algebra I or completion of DEV 0115 with grade of “C” or higher
C. Placement into ENGL 1100 Beginning Composition or completion of ENGL 0190 with grade of “C” or higher
D. Placement OUT of reading requirements or completion of DEV 0145
E. Attend a Medical Assisting program information session (Program applications are available only at the information sessions.)
F. Completion of MULT 1010 or HIMT 1121 with grade of “C” or higher
G. Completion of CSCI 1101 with grade of “C” or higher
H. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Health Care Provider CPR with AED certification or completion of MULT 1030 with grade of “C” or higher and CPR certification
I. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross First Aid certification or completion of MULT 1030 with grade of “C” or higher and First Aid certification
J. BIO 1121 and 1122 require completion of high school biology within the last five years and chemistry within the last three years or BIO 1101 and CHEM 0100. Contact the Biology Department (Nestor Hall, 4th Floor) for the most current information, 614-287-2522 or 5107.
K. Students are required to maintain a grade of “C” or higher in all technical studies.
L. Drug screening and a background check are  required.

Statement Regarding Infectious Diseases

Students in any of the Allied Health programs, including Medical Assisting, perform their clinical work on real people. Columbus State does not discriminate against students, faculty, or patients in any way, or based on color, creed, national origin, gender, disability or sexual preference. The patient populations with whom students will work come from all walks of life, and students may therefore be exposed to many types of communicable diseases. These are not limited to, but may include, hepatitis (A, B, C or D), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, mumps, rubella, rubeola, etc.

NOTE: ALL students are required to have appropriate immunizations before they are admitted to the program, and must update throughout their course of study. (Information is provided to all admitted students.) Additionally, although all precautions are taken to minimize exposure and risk, there is always a slight possibility that precautions may fail or that a student may accidentally expose him/herself. All students entering the Medical Assisting program must be aware of this slight, but real, potential risk. Students are required to maintain personal health insurance or sign an insurance waiver. The student is financially responsible for any cost associated as a result of injuries incurred during clinical laboratories, practicum experiences or at clinical sites.  Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all students carry their own health insurance

Statement Concerning Students Who Plan to Follow the GXMO Radiography Licensing Path
It is required that RAD 1190 (Radiation Protection for General Machine Operators), RAD 1101 (Introduction to Radiography Equipment and Patient Care), plus one positioning course from the selection of: RAD 1102, RAD 1103, RAD 1104, or RAD 1105, must be completed. This optional elective is only for those affected students and is not a requirement of the general Medical Assisting Certificate program.

Medical Assisting Associate of Technical Studies Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
MAT 1122 Administrative Medical Assisting  4
MAT 1123 Administrative Medical Assisting Lab  1
MAT 1100 Clinical Medical Assisting I  2
MAT 1200 Clinical Medical Assisting I Lab  1
MAT 1300 Clinical Medical Assisting II  2
MAT 1400 Clinical Medical Assisting II Lab  1
BIO 1121 Anatomy & Physiology I  4
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 2 . .
MAT 1230 Pharmacology  2
MAT 1231 Pharmacology Laboratory  1
MAT 1238 Computer Applications for the Medical Office Lab  1
MAT 1240 Laboratory Techniques for the Medical Office  2
MAT 1241 Physician’s Office Laboratory Lab  2
BIO 1122 Anatomy & Physiology II  4
MATH 1000 Mathematics Skills for Health Care Professionals  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Summer Semester . .
MAT 2950 Clinical Practicum: Medical Assisting  2
MAT 2800 Seminar: Medical Assisting  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 3 . .
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
MATH 1010 Mathematics for Business Applications  4
BMGT 1111 Management  3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics  3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Semester 4 . .
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
HIMT 1245 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding  3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business  3
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management  3
HIMT 1255 CPT-4 Coding  3
HIMT 1265 Medical Reimbursement  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 72

 

Approved General Education (GE) List

HUM  GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African-American History I: 1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African-American History II: 1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3

Medical Assisting Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
MAT 1122 Administrative Medical Assisting  4
MAT 1123 Administrative Medical Assisting Lab  1
MAT 1100 Clinical Medical Assisting I  2
MAT 1200 Clinical Medical Assisting I Lab  1
MAT 1300 Clinical Medical Assisting II  2
MAT 1400 Clinical Medical Assisting II Lab  1
BIO 1121 Anatomy & Physiology I  4
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 2 . .
MAT 1230 Pharmacology  2
MAT 1231 Pharmacology Lab  1
MAT 1238 Computer Applications for the Medical Office Lab  1
MAT 1240 Laboratory Techniques for the Medical Office  2
MAT 1241 Physician’s Office Laboratory Lab  2
BIO 1122 Anatomy & Physiology II  4
MATH 1000 Mathematic Skills for Health Care Professionals  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Summer Semester . .
MAT 2950 Clinical Practicum: Medical Assisting  2
MAT 2800 Seminar: Medical Assisting  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 37