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					 Associate in Applied Science and Career Certificates


MEDICAL ASSISTING                                                     Admission to the Program
                                                                      This is a limited enrollment program. Day and evening
                                                                      options are available. Interested students may take BIO 111,
                                                                      HIT 111, HIT 119, MOA 112, MOA 115, PBT 110 and PBT
Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room C140,                   115 prior to being admitted to the program. However, the
(847) 543-2042                                                        number of students that can be admitted to MOA 111, 112,
                                                                      115, 211, and 212 each year is limited. Therefore, a screening
The Medical Assisting Program prepares students to work as            procedure is used to select the academically best qualified
Medical Assistants in a variety of settings. Medical Assistants       from those who request consideration. Preference will be
provide routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the         given to residents of Community College District 532
offices of physicians, chiropractors, and other health                (including community colleges with which CLC has a Joint
professionals running smoothly. The tasks vary by office and          Educational Agreement). Students who live outside of CLC’s
specialty area. In smaller offices, Medical Assistants are usually    district but are eligible for in-district tuition because they are
generalists, providing both administrative and clinical support.      employed by a district employer are NOT considered
In larger practices, Medical Assistants often specialize in certain   residents of the district for purposes of selection into the
areas. Administrative duties include tasks such as scheduling         program.
and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical
records, handling telephone calls and written correspondence,         Students who are selected for the program are required to
medical transcription, submitting insurance claims, and               undergo a background check and a urine drug screen. The
maintaining practice finances. Clinical duties may include            results of the background check and drug screen may result in
asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital     the student losing their seat in the program. The costs are
signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for           borne by the student.
procedures, performing electrocardiograms (ECGs), assisting
                                                                      1. Attend a Medical Assisting Information Session. For times
the physician with examinations and treatments, performing
                                                                         and dates of the information sessions, please see the web
suture removal, collecting and processing specimens,
                                                                         site at www.clcillinois.edu/info/health or call the Biological
performing selected lab and diagnostic tests, administering
                                                                         and Health Sciences division office at (847) 543-2042.
medications (injections), and drawing blood (venipuncture).
                                                                         Attendance date must be no more than two years prior to
                                                                         the screening deadline of the year for which you are
Graduates of the Medical Assisting Program may seek
                                                                         applying.
employment in various settings such as doctors’ offices,
                                                                      2. Submit the following records to the Admission and
clinics, occupational health facilities/programs, lawyers’
                                                                         Records Office (All official transcripts must be sent
offices specializing in medical malpractice, urgent care
                                                                         directly to the Admission and Records Office directly from
centers, and hospital outpatient departments. Medical
                                                                         the appropriate institution) (It is the student’s responsibility
Assistants are employed in a variety of medical specialties
                                                                         to verify receipt.):
including but not limited to: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine,
                                                                         a. Application for admission to the College.
Family Practice, Occupational Health, General Surgery,
                                                                         b. Official transcript/test results:
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, and Gastroenterology.
                                                                             i. Transcript from the last high school you attended.
                                                                                 Date of graduation must appear on the transcript. If
Students interested in Medical Assisting should have a sincere
                                                                                 student did not or will not graduate from high school,
desire to work with patients directly in an outpatient setting,
                                                                                 official GED test results must be submitted;
and a sincere interest in wanting to help people maintain and
                                                                             OR
improve their health.
                                                                             ii. College or university (must be regionally accredited)
                                                                                 transcript documenting completion of an associate
Accreditation and Certification
                                                                                 degree or bachelors degree. Transcript must indicate
The certified Medical Assisting program at the College of
                                                                                 degree awarded and date earned.
Lake County in Waukegan, Illinois, is accredited by the
                                                                         c. Official transcripts from any previous College(s) (must
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
                                                                             be regionally accredited) showing course work relevant
Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the
                                                                             to the Medical Assisting Program selection criteria.
Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
                                                                         d. Results of the NLN Entrance Test.
                                                                         e. Current Medical Assisting Request for Screening form.
Commission on Accreditation
                                                                      3. Minimum Selection Criteria: Official transcripts and
of Allied Health Education Programs
                                                                         records must show that all of the following criteria is
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                                                                         satisfied:
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                                                                         a. High School graduate or equivalent
                                                                         b. Language proficiency and basic algebra readiness
Graduates are eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification
                                                                         c. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above for any credit courses
Examination, where, upon passing the examination, the
                                                                             completed at CLC
individual earns the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
                                                                         d. Completion of the NLN Entrance Test.
credential.
                                                                    Associate in Applied Science and Career Certificates

Note: Applicants may take the NLN test only twice per                       Additional Required Coursework ......................................12
screening year. Scores for the NLN test will only be accepted                 AOS 112 Computer Basics/Software Application or
if the test dates are at least six months apart. If tests are not             CIT 120 Introduction to Computers ............................3
taken within the scheduled guidelines, only the first score will              CIT 111 Comprehensive Spreadsheets or
be considered for screening. NLN test scores taken more than                  CIT 112 Comprehensive Database or
3 years prior to the screening deadline will not be considered.               CIT 119 Introduction to Office Software ....................3
                                                                                          General Electives ..........................................6
Visit www.nlnonlinetesting.org to view and register for
available test dates and times or visit the Medical Assisting               Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree ......................................60-64
web page at www.clcillinois.edu/programs/moa. Instructions
for registering for the test are available on the web page.                 Medical Assisting Electives
                                                                              AOS 119 Records Management ....................................2
Screening Deadlines:                                                          AOS 214 Administrative Office Procedures ................3
The last Wednesday in October for students entering in the                    BUS 115 Elements of Supervision................................3
spring semester (evening cohort). The first Wednesday in May                  HIT 112 Health Care Delivery Systems ......................2
for students entering in the fall semester (day cohort).                      HIT 113 Ethical and Legal Aspects
                                                                                             of Medical Records ....................................2
Students should seek the advice of the MOA faculty for                        HIT 215 Medical Science ............................................3
course scheduling every semester.                                             HWP 240 Contemporary Health Issues ........................3
                                                                              NUR 110 Nurse Assisting..............................................7
Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all MOA,                         PED 228 First Aid/CPR ................................................2
HIT, PBT, and BIO courses listed below to continue in and                     PBT 116 Clinical Phlebotomy ......................................2
graduate from any of the certificate or degree programs                       PSY 220 Lifespan Development ..................................3
(including the Healthcare Office Assistant.) In addition,
students must maintain a CLC GPA of 2.0 or higher.                          + If BIO 124 has been taken, BIO 244 and BIO 245 are not
                                                                              needed. BIO 124 was last offered Summer 2009 and will be
To complete an A.A.S., students must meet the General                         accepted through September 2014.
Requirements on page 101. In addition, students should select
General Education electives (*) from those listed on page 102.
All course prerequisites must be met.                                       MEDICAL ASSISTING
                                                                            (Certificate) Plan 21MA

MEDICAL ASSISTING                                                           This is a limited enrollment program. See previous page for
(Associate in Applied Science) Plan 21MD                                    details.

Required General Education Coursework ..................16-20                 AOS       112     Computer Basics/Software Applications or
+ BIO 111 Human Form and Function or                                          CIT       120     Introduction to Computers ............................3
+ BIO 244 Anatomy and Physiology I and                                      + BIO       111     Human Form and Function or
  BIO 245 Anatomy and Physiology II ......................4-8               + BIO       244     Anatomy and Physiology I and
  CMM 111 Communication Skills or                                             BIO       245     Anatomy and Physiology II ......................4-8
  CMM 121 Fundamentals of Speech or                                           HIT       111     Medical Terminology ....................................3
  CMM 123 Dynamics of Small Group Discussion or                               HIT       119     Pharmacology ................................................1
  CMM 128 Interviewing Practices ..................................3          MOA       111     Clinical Medical Assisting I ..........................4
  ENG 121 English Composition I or                                            MOA       112     Basic Medical Office & Billing Procedures 4
  ENG 120 Technical Composition I ..............................3             MOA       115     Insurance Coding for Medical Assisting. ......3
  PSY 121 Introduction to Psychology ..........................3              MOA       211     Clinical Medical Assisting II ........................4
              Humanities or Fine Arts Elective* ................3             MOA       212     Medical Assisting Externship........................3
                                                                              PBT       110     Introduction to Medical Lab Technology......2
Required Medical Assisting Coursework ..........................32            PBT       115     Phlebotomy Techniques ................................2
  HIT 111 Medical Terminology ....................................3           PSY       121     Introduction to Psychology ..........................3
  HIT 119 Pharmacology ................................................1
  MOA 111 Clinical Medical Assisting I ..........................4          Total Hours for Certificate ............................................36-40
  MOA 112 Basic Medical Office and
                Billing Procedures......................................4   + If BIO 124 has been taken, BIO 111/BIO 244 and BIO 245
  MOA 115 Insurance Coding for Medical Assistants......3                      are not needed. BIO 124 was last offered Summer 2009 and
  MOA 211 Clinical Medical Assisting II ........................4             will be accepted through September 2014.
  MOA 212 Medical Assisting Externship........................3
              Medical Assisting Electives (see next page) 6
  PBT 110 Introduction to Medical Lab Technology......2
  PBT 115 Phlebotomy Techniques ................................2
  Associate in Applied Science and Career Certificates


                                                                               • examine closely images or other forms of output created by
HEALTHCARE OFFICE ASSISTANT                                                      diagnostic equipment; must have color vision; must have
(Certificate) Plan 21ME                                                          good visual acuity for client assessment, medical checking,
                                                                                 assisting in medical procedures, and for documentation
This is not a limited enrollment program. Interested students do
not need to scrren to be admitted.                                             • demonstrate critical thinking/cognitive skills needed for
                                                                                 problem solving and effective performance of standard
This certificate prepares students to work in the front office of                medical assisting functions
a medical or dental office. Students in the program will learn
how to schedule appointments, protect confidentiality of patient               • adapt effectively to environments with high stress in
information, use proper telephone etiquette, and understand the                  learning situations
health insurance claims process. An introduction to basic
insurance coding will be included. Students will be expected to                • stand and walk 4 to 8 or more hours per clinical session
be able to use a computer in this class.
                                                                               • acquire and apply information from classroom instruction,
   HIT 111         Medical Terminology ....................................3     professional practice, independent learning and team
   MOA 112         Basic Medical Office                                          projects
                    and Billing Procedures ..............................4
                                                                               • synthesize information regarding healthcare data for
Total Hours Required for Certificate ..................................7         formal, verbal and/or written, presentation to healthcare
                                                                                 professionals
Technical Standards
Applicants to the College of Lake County’s Medical Assisting                   • follow job related logical thought processes to make
Program must demonstrate the ability to perform or learn to                      judgments
perform the following essential skills:
                                                                               • take initiative and work independently yet recognize self
• motor skills sufficient to perform record filing and data                      limitations
  input tasks and be able to utilize various computer
  hardware and software in accomplishing operational                           • demonstrate prolonged concentration skills
  functions related to medical assisting activities
                                                                               • cope in an appropriate manner to common job related
• have full range of motion of joints, fine motor movements                      stressful situations
  of the hands, ability to perform repetitive tasks and the
  ability to stoop, bend, twist, reach and occasionally kneel                  • protect the confidentiality and security of health
  and squat                                                                      information
• lift and carry objects weighting up to 50 pounds                             • meet the ethical standards of the profession.
• push or pull a wheelchair, cart or gurney                                    Upon admission, students must be able to perform the
                                                                               essential functions of the curriculum and meet the standards
• have adequate hearing which permits the individual to                        described herein for the program.
  communicate in a rational and coherent manner with others
  in the English language                                                      For more information on recommended courses or program
                                                                               specific advising, contact the Biological and Health Sciences
                                                                               division at (847) 543-2042.

				
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