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					MEDICAL ASSISTING                                                        Acceptance into the medical assisting program requires that stu-
                                                                         dents meet the Compass placement scores and demonstrate satis-
                                                                         factory English language ability through a written and oral interview
Cascade Campus                                                           assessment. Students also must have documentation of the follow-
Student Services Building (SSB), Room 318
                                                                         ing prior to the beginning of the third term: satisfactory physical ex-
971-722-5667
                                                                         amination, current immunizations, Mantoux Test, evidence of immu-
www.pcc.edu/ma                                                           nity to measles and evidence of initiating the immunization series to
                                                                         Hepatitis B or sign a waiver. Qualified applicants are accepted in
CAREER AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                                           the order in which the application process is completed. For more
Those training in the Medical Assisting Program will find occupa-        information call the department office.
tions involved with administrative and clinical aspects of health care
in clinics and physicians’ offices. The medical assistant performs       MEDICAL ASSISTING ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE
a variety of clinical and administrative duties. Clinical duties may
                                                                         Minimum 47 credits. Students must meet certificate requirements.
include: assisting physicians and preparing patients for examina-
tions; taking and recording vital signs and medical histories; per-      Medical Assisting Certificate Credit Summary
forming venipuncture, spirometry, and electrocardiograms; prepar-        MA                                     29
ing, administering and documenting medications; collecting and           MP                                      6
processing specimens. Administrative duties may include: sched-          PSY                                     4
uling and receiving patients; maintaining medical records; handling      BI                                      4
telephone calls; correspondence and reports; insurance matters;          MLT                                     3
office accounts; fees and collections.                                   HE                                      1
                                                                                                   Credit Total 47
Students are prepared to function under the supervision of a li-
censed physician. The program is accredited by the Commission            COURSE OF STUDY
on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP),         The coursework listed below is required. The following is an ex-
on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical          ample of a term-by-term breakdown.
Assistants Education. Graduates are eligible to take the national
certifying examination given through the American Association of         First Term
Medical Assistants. Individuals who have been found guilty of a          BI       122        Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
felony or pleaded guilty to a felony, may not be eligible to take the
                                                                         HE       113        First Aid and Professional CPR           1
Certified Medical Assistance Examination (CMA-AAMA). However,
                                                                         MA       112        Medical Office Assistant Seminar I    1 MA
the certifying board may grant a waiver based on mitigating cir-
cumstances. See the American Association of Medical Assistance           117      Medical Office Administration Procedures            3
(AAMA) CMA Examination Application for specifics.                        MA       118        Medical Office Administration
                                                                                             Procedures Lab                           2
Students may enter the Medical Assistant program either in the fall      MA       120        Intro to Clinical Phlebotomy             1
or spring terms. Students must receive a C or better in all program      PSY      101        Psychology and Human Relations           4
required courses. The program is designed to correlate classroom
and laboratory experience with practical experience in health            Second Term
care facilities.                                                         MA     180        Coding and Reimbursement                  2
                                                                         MA     122        Medical Office Assistant Seminar II    1 MA
DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES OFFERED                                         123    Medical Office Clinical Procedures                   3
                                                                         MA     124        Medical Office Clinical Procedures Lab    2
One-Year Certificate                                                     MLT    100        Medical Office Lab Orientation            3
  Medical Assisting                                                      MP     150        Intro to Electronic Health Records        3

PREREQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
                                                                         Third Term
1. High school completion or GED.
                                                                         MA      131             Introduction to Medical Science                       5
2. Completion of WR 121, MTH 60, BI 121, and MP 111                      MA      132             Medical Office Assistant Seminar III                  1
                                                                         MA      136             Medications                                           2
3. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge and/or back-            MA      270             Clinical Practicum                                    6
   ground of basic computer skills including windows, keyboard-          MP      140             Medical Law and Professional Standards                3
   ing, Internet and e-mail. Students not able to demonstrate a
   working knowledge and/or background will be required to take
   a course(s) prior to admission.                                                               COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

4. Students must meet with a Medical Assisting Program advisor           MA 110 Medical Assistant Pre-credentialing Seminar 1.00
   prior to entry.                                                       MA 111 Medical Terminology 3.00 Covers prefixes, suffixes, root words,
5. Students must have transportation to clinical facilities              abbreviations, conditions, symptoms and procedure terms. Course taught by body
   throughout the Portland Metropolitan area and surrounding             systems. English communication skills necessary.
   communities.                                                          MA 112 Medical Office Assistant Seminar I 1.00 The study of the
6. Two statements of recommendation from a recent employer, or           health care delivery systems, medical office management, interpersonal com-
   advisor.                                                              munications; and coordination of directed practice which includes a review for the
                                                                         national credential examination.
7. A criminal background check and drug screen. Contact the
   department office for more information.
                                                                                                PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE n 2012-2013
MA 117 Medical Office Administrative Procedures 3.00 Covers                           MA 147 Specialty Directed Practice 2.00 Practice administrative skills,
medical reception room techniques, including appointment scheduling, telephone        clinical skills or a combination of both in a medical clinic/physician office setting.
techniques, mail handling, financial records, accounting, accounts receivable and     Work two four-day, eight hour rotations and attend one six hour seminar at Portland
payable, insurance, office care and management, and medical records management.       Community College. Prerequisite: MA 125, 133, 134.

MA 118 Medical Office Administrative Procedures (Lab) 2.00                            MA 180 Coding and Reimbursement 2.00 Introduces coding and
Practice and demonstrate proficiency in the procedures listed under MA 117.           reimbursement systems for physician offices and medical clinics.

MA 120 Introduction to Clinical Phlebotomy 1.00 Introduces basic                      MA 270 Clinical Practicum 6.00 Practice administrative skills and clinical
venipuncture and skin puncture techniques as well as proper specimen-handling         skills in a medical clinic/physician office setting. Department permission required.
procedures as dictated by the Clinical and Laboratory Institute Standards (CLSI).
Prepares and trains to function as an internal member of the ambulatory clinical
lab care setting. Department permission required.

MA 121 Medical Legal Aspects 2.00 Introduces the legal system,
emphasizing the doctrine of confidential communication, the relationship to the
medical record and the disclosure of information. Includes the concepts of profes-
sional credentialing and responsibility, liability, and consents and moral issues.

MA 122 Medical Office Assistant Seminar II 1.00 The study of the
health care delivery systems, medical office management, interpersonal com-
munications; and coordination of directed practice which includes a review for the
national credential examination.

MA 123 Medical Office Clinical Procedures 3.00 Examination room
techniques, assisting the physician with examinations, treatment and minor surgery.
Covers methods of asepsis and sterilization and the proper care of equipment and
supplies. Concurrent enrollment MA 124. Prerequisite: MA 111; BI 55 or 122 or
233; MTH 22A and placement into RD 115 and WR 115.

MA 124 Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Lab) 2.00 Practice
and demonstrate proficiency in the procedures in MA 123. Concurrent enrollment
in MA 123.

MA 125 Administrative Directed Practice 2.00 Develop proficiency
in administrative duties and other office management tasks in a medical clinic/
physician office setting. Department permission required.

MA 131 Introduction to Medical Science 5.00 Concepts of disease
processes as they relate to the normal physiology of the major body systems.
Course specifically designed for students currently enrolled in the Medical As-
sisting program.

MA 132 Medical Office Assistant Seminar III 1.00 The study of
the health care delivery systems, medical office management, interpersonal com-
munications, and coordination of directed practice which includes a review for the
national credential examination.

MA 133 Clinical Directed Practice 2.00 Develop proficiency in identifica-
tion and care of equipment, sterile technique and asepsis, diagnostic and examina-
tion procedures, therapy, surgery, medication (pharmacology and administration)
and handling of medical emergencies in a medical clinic/physician office setting.
Concurrent enrollment in MA 131 and MA 136. Department permission required.
Prerequisite: MA 123, 124; MLT 100; MP 104; HE 112.

MA 134 Health Record Transcription (Lab) 1.00 Transcribe medical
reports. A proficiency certificate is awarded to students who demonstrate satisfac-
tory transcription speed, accuracy and quality of work. To successfully complete
this course students must be able to keyboard 45 words per minute by touch.
Prerequisites: MP 111; (BI 55 or 122 or 233).

MA 136 Medications 2.00 Covers appropriate drug uses, effects, dangers,
and precautions; routes of administration, dilutions and calculations, management
and control. Review common prescription abbreviations, forms of medications and
basic drug categories.




                                                                                                    PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE n 2012-2013
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