Medical Assisting (AAS) A45400 - Cleveland CC Shelby, NC

Medical Assisting (AAS) A45400

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

In the Medical Assisting Program, required Major Courses (courses with MED prefix) require a grade of “C” or higher to complete the program.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Community College Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org/) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Contact the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 or call 727-210-2350.

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Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 fall, spring
MED-110 - Orientation to Med Assist 1 0 1 fall, spring, summer
MED-121 - Medical Terminology I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MED-122 - Medical Terminology II 3 0 3 fall, spring
MED-130 - Admin Office Proc I 1 2 2 fall
MED-131 - Admin Office Proc II 1 2 2 spring
MED-140 - Exam Room Procedures I 3 4 5 spring
MED-150 - Laboratory Procedures I 3 4 5 spring
MED-240 - Exam Room Procedures II 3 4 5 fall
MED-260 - MED Clinical Practicum 0 0 15 5 spring
MED-262 - Clinical Perspectives 1 0 1 spring
MED-264 - Med Assisting Overview 2 0 2 spring
MED-272 - Drug Therapy 3 0 3 fall
MED-276 - Patient Education 1 2 2 spring
OST-130 - Comprehensive Keyboarding 2 2 3 fall, spring
OST-149 - Medical Legal Issues 3 0 3 fall, spring

Total Major Hours: 50

General Education Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer

Communications:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
(MAT 143 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 16

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MED-110 - Orientation to Med Assist 1 0 1 fall, spring, summer
MED-121 - Medical Terminology I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MED-130 - Admin Office Proc I 1 2 2 fall
OST-130 - Comprehensive Keyboarding 2 2 3 fall, spring
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 fall, spring
MED-122 - Medical Terminology II 3 0 3 fall, spring
MED-131 - Admin Office Proc II 1 2 2 spring
MED-140 - Exam Room Procedures I 3 4 5 spring
Summer Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
(MAT 143 or higher)
Humanities/Fine Arts Course* 3

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MED-240 - Exam Room Procedures II 3 4 5 fall
MED-272 - Drug Therapy 3 0 3 fall
OST-149 - Medical Legal Issues 3 0 3 fall, spring
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
MED-150 - Laboratory Procedures I 3 4 5 spring
MED-260 - MED Clinical Practicum 0 0 15 5 spring
MED-262 - Clinical Perspectives 1 0 1 spring
MED-264 - Med Assisting Overview 2 0 2 spring
MED-276 - Patient Education 1 2 2 spring

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 66


Thank you for your interest in the Medical Assisting program at Cleveland Community College. Please read this information thoroughly. Admission to the MA program is competitive. We want to make sure you have the best possible chance of being selected by completing all processes and submitting all necessary documents completely, correctly, and by the deadline.

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.
Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Deadline: The deadline for Fall 2019 enrollment is February 28, 2019. The program last two academic years (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
Please contact the Admissions Office at 704-669-4067 or 704-669-6000 to schedule an Allied Health Information session
Admissions Requirements: must be completed prior to the program deadline date:

  • Current application for admission: Interested students should first complete an Application for Admission.
  • All Medical Assisting applicants must attend an Allied Health Information session prior to being considered for admission and declare Medical Assisting at the program of study.
  • Official high school transcript or GED
  • Office college transcript (s) if you intend to earn transferable credit
  • MAT 070 or DMA 040 & 050 satisfactory completion or exemption (per transcript)
  • ENG 095 or DRE 098 satisfactory completion or exemption (per transcript)

Students not completing this section by the program deadline date are encouraged to reapply for the next year, by attending an Allied Health Information Session.

**All communication regarding admissions/selection status will be sent via CCC student email. Student email is the official and preferred form of communication at CCC.

Selection Criteria: A Medical Assisting Admissions and Selection Rubric will be used to determine acceptance to the Medical Assisting program. Students meeting the admission requirements established in Step 1 of the rubric prior to the program deadline are invited to sit for the Psychological Services Bureau Examination (Step 2). Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year by attending another Allied Health information session. All applications for admission must be updated annually.

**CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a fair and equitable manner. The admissions and selection rubric is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. This rubric is for student use only and does not serve as the official record of calculated points. This rubric does not replace the official program requirements as described in the Programs of Study section of the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook.

Post-Provisional Acceptance Requirements: The following items will be requested by the Program Coordinator for students provisionally accepted:

  • Immunization records
  • Current CPR certification
  • Criminal Background check
  • 12-panel drug screen
  • Medical form
  • Program fees, and malpractice insurance paid
  • Uniforms

COMPETENCIES
Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting program, the student should be able to

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of subject matter required for competence in the profession.
  2. Communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing, while demonstrating respect for individual diversity.
  3. Incorporate cognitive knowledge implementing psychomotor domains in performing clinical and laboratory procedures.
  4. Demonstrate cognitive knowledge and awareness of providing patient care in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights, in the practice setting.
  5. Incorporate protective practices and quality control measures, relating to health and safety policies and procedures, to prevent accidents and maintain a safe work environment.

Medical Assisting Program Effectiveness

Exam Pass Rate

Calendar Year Total # of persons who took an exam # who passed CMA (AAMA) exam # who passed RMA
(AMT) exam
# who passed NCMA (NCCT) exam # who passed CCMA (NHA) exam # who passed CMAC (AMCA) exam # who passed MORE THAN ONE exam Exam
Pass
Rate
2018 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 78%

Job Placement Rate

Calendar Year # of Graduates # of Graduates employed as Medical Assistant OR a related field # of Graduates who continued with education OR went into military service # of Graduates whose job status is unknown Positive Placement Rate
2018 12 10 0 2 83%

Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Community College Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

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