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Medical Assistant


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Program Description


This course series prepares students to take the national certification exam to become a certified Medical Assistant (MA).  The MA 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).

Medical Assistants perform clinical duties and some administrative duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, taking EKGs, and administering medications (e.g. flu shots) as directed by a physician.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be prepared to take the national certification exam through National Healthcareer Association.

Certifying Organization:

National Healthcareer Association

www.nhanow.com

Medical Assistant exam cost: $155 (approx.)

Venipuncture exam cost: $115 (approx.)

Career Opportunities:

Students may be able to move into a position of first assist for minimal extra training, teach or become supervisors in surgical departments.

Program Outcome Measures:

Year

Retention

Placement

Graduate

Satisfaction

Employer

Satisfaction

Exam

Participation

Exam

Pass Rate

2015

100%

76.92%

100%

100%

86%

100

 

 

 

 

 

Program Length


11-13 months

Courses start in July at CCBC Hunt Valley (daytime; moves slightly faster than the weekend/evening sessions), in September at CCBC Randallstown (evening/weekend), and in February at CCBC Essex (evening/weekend).

Program Requirements


High School Diploma or GED

All students must be computer literate and have Internet access.

HIPAA Training, CPR and First Aid classes REQUIRE 100% attendance. Students arriving late to class will not be admitted. Late arrival to, or early exit from, class will also result in a failing grade and no refund. Students will then be required to retake the class at their expense.

The following paperwork is due at specified times. Completing it too early could result in the student having to redo the clinical tests or drug test. Students must have the following paperwork turned in to the coordinator PRIOR to beginning clinicals:

  • Negative PPD (six months) or negative chest x-ray less than one year old
  • Positive titer or proof of vaccination/immunity for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella
  • Current Flu vaccination
  • Hepatitis B vaccination or declination form
  • Tetanus shot (less than ten years)
  • Copy of health insurance card
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED

Clinical eligibility is in part dependent upon a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Cost of testing is the responsibility of the student. Go to http://precheck.com/ for more info.

Application Process


Selective Entry - The Medical Assistant program requires the following application and acceptance process:

1. New Students: Call CCBC Registration at 443-840-2222 or 443-840-4700 to apply for a CCBC Student Identification (ID) number. Application cost is $10.00. After receiving your ID number, proceed to Step 2 below.

2. Go to https://shwa.ccbcmd.edu/ to retrieve your user name and create a password.

3. Go to https://ccbcmd-bb.blackboard.com/ to access the online application.

4. Enter your User Name and Password.

5. Click the “Course” tab at the top of the page. You will see the application course for your area of study on your list: Medical Assistant Series Application - AHC 381

6. Click on the application course and read the instructions on the first page.

7. You must submit the following items by the cutoff date – ‘Assignments’ in Blackboard - to meet all of the requirements for the application:

  • Application (2 pages)
    • Must be submitted as a .doc, .docx or .rtf
  • Essay
    • Topic listed in Blackboard
    • Must be submitted as a .doc, .docx or .rtf
  • Scanned copy of one or more of the following:
    • High School Diploma or other proof of completion
    • GED
    • College Transcript
    • Other requirements for specific areas of study as detailed in Blackboard

8. Check the Blackboard “Gradebook” for admissions decision approximately 10 days after the submission deadline.

9. Plan to attend the mandatory orientation for your series as detailed on Blackboard.

Application timeframes:

  • Course series starting in July: March 1 – April 15
  • Course series starting in September: June 1 – July 15
  • Course series starting in February: October 1 – November 15

Program Course Sequence


Module I:

1. Medical Terminology for Health Occupations: AHE 534

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Medical Terminology—The Language of Health Care; published by Lippincott; 1451176767; $83.15

2. Introduction to Health: FIW 013

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Core Concepts in Health; published by Insel/Roth; 13: 0078028531; $133.35

3. Introduction to Health Care Systems: AHE 641

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Introduction to Health Care, 3rd edition; published by Mitchell and Haroun; 1435487559; $159.95

4. HIPAA Training: AHC 360  or HIPAA Training Online: AHL 719

  • Textbook/Materials: Handouts Online

5. Basic Math for Health Care Workers: WOS 064

  • Textbook/Materials: Handouts Online

Module II: 

1. Anatomy and Physiology: AHE 519 or Anatomy and Physiology Online: AHE 672

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • The Human Body in Health & Disease; Patton & Thibodeau, Elsevier Mosby; 6th edition; 978032310124-0; $70.35

2. Pharmacology: AHE 577

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations 13; published by Woodrow/Colbert/Smith; 978-1-4354-8033-3; $112.95

3. Medicine Administration: AHE 528

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations 13; published by Woodrow/Colbert/Smith; 978-1-4354-8033-3; $112.95

4. Basic Patient Intake: AHE 796

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Introduction to Health Care, 3rd edition; published by Mitchell and Haroun; 1435487559; $159.95

5. Basic EKG Training: AHE 802

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Basic Dysrhythmias: Interpretation and Management, Revised 4th Edition; published by Elsevier;978-0-323-03974; $75.70

6. Certified Medical Administrative Assistant: AHL 929

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Comprehensive Medical Assisting Text & Study Guide Package; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 9781469805207; $149.65

Module III:

1.  Phlebotomy: AHE 126

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th Edition; published by Wolter’s Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1605476374; $87.25

2. Intermediate Patient Intake: AHE 578

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Comprehensive Medical Assisting Text & Study Guide Package; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 9781469805207; $149.65

3. Introduction to Laboratory Techniques: AHL 721

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Comprehensive Medical Assisting Text & Study Guide Package; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 9781469805207; $149.65

4. CPR for Healthcare Providers: AHE 805

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Provided and included in course costs.

5. Professional Preparation for Healthcare Workers: VOB 029

  • Textbook/Materials: Handouts provided.

Module IV:

1. Medical Assisting Practicum I: AHE 122

  • Textbook/Materials: None

2. Medical Assisting Practicum II: AHE 123

  • Textbook/Materials: None

3. Venipuncture Clinical Optional: AHL 674

  • Textbook/Materials: None

4. Medical Assisting Certification Review: AHL 097

  • Textbook/Materials: None

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $6795-$7134 (Tuition-$3176-$3245/Fees-$3619-$3889)
  • Textbook/Materials: $872.35

Course Substitutions:

Medical Terminology (AHE 534) can be substituted with:  OFAD 141 or ALHL 115 or AHL 717

Anatomy and Physiology (AHE 519) can be substituted with:  AHL 672 or AHE 715 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 220 and BIOL 221

HIPAA (AHC 360) can be substituted with: AHL 719 or AHC 356

Basic Math (WOS 064) can be substituted with:  AHL 716 or MATH 083

Additional Courses:

A study guide and practice exam for the MA national certification exam is available on www.nhanow.com, which provides an additional method of preparation for the examination.

Additional Expenses:

The cost of all medical testing, background check, drug screening, scrubs/uniforms, is paid by the students.  An estimate of these costs is $850.

Program Contact Information


Administrative Assistant:

Claire Loeblein

cloeblein@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-1389

Essex, HTEC 005

Coordinator:

Donna Rowan

drowan@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-2028

Essex, HTEC 013

Financial Aid and Payment Options


  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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