Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
BIO101 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
BIO125 Medical Terminology
MAT121 Medical Assisting I
MAT223 Medical Office Procedures
GER121 Introduction to Gerontology
MTH105 Math for Allied Health or MTH124 Statistics or MTH125 College Algebra
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
NTR121 Basic Medical Nutrition
MAT122 Medical Assisting II
ENG124 College Composition
PSY121 General Psychology
MAT221 Medical Lab Procedures for Medical Assisting
MAT222 Insurance for Medical Assisting
MAT224 Pharmacology/Administration of Medications
COM122 Interpersonal Communication
MAT123 Medical Assisting III
MAT124 Medical Law & Ethics
MAT226 Medical Office Management
MAT227 Medical Assisting Practicum
MAT233 Medical Assisting Seminar
TOTAL CREDITS 66-68
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting
WHAT DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS DO?
Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. The medical assistant frequently functions as the physician’s right hand, assisting with the instruction and treatment of patients and performing the administrative procedures needed to keep an office running smoothly. The medical assistant is skilled in human relations techniques and is required to deal effectively with patients and other allied health personnel in the health care delivery system.
Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties.
Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
ARE THERE JOBS OUT THERE?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2021, much faster than the average for all occupations. Medical assistants held about 560,800 jobs in 2012. Most of these assistants work in physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. Modified Date: May 7, 2014
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Contact, Kelly Reinsel, Department Chair/Program Coordinator of Medical Technology Programs at 330-494-6170 ext. 4112 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stark State Medical Assisting Program is accredited for 10 years (2012-2022) 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
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Stark State College's Medical Assisting Program is located at the Stark Regional Campus. 6200 Frank Avenue NW North Canton OH 44720. 330-966-5458. www.starkstate.edu.
According to various sections of the Ohio Law and Regulations for Certification and Licensure Boards, persons convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor may not be accepted into a health program at Stark State College; may not be able to take the licensure or certification examinations; may be refused acceptance of placement by the clinical/practicum sites; or may have restrictions placed on their ability to practice. For more information, contact the dean of student services and the applicable licensure/certification board.
IMPORTANT: Beginning with the January 2001 Certification Examination, felons are not eligible to sit for the examination unless the Certifying Board (CB) grants a waiver based on one or more of the mitigating circumstances listed in the Disciplinary Standards.
POLICY: STUDENTS SHALL NOT RECEIVE COMPENSATION/PAYMENT, MONETARY OR OTHERWISE, FROM THE PRACTICUM SITE. PRACTICUMS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE AAS DEGREE IN MEDICAL ASSISTING AND PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN