Medical Assistant Management

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) – HEGIS Code 5214

The Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Medical Assistant Management will provide students with the specific skills needed to seek careers as professionals in a medical or health services setting. Graduates of the program will have acquired the requisite skills to become employed in organizations ranging from hospitals to ambulatory care facilities. Because the program combines both administrative and clinical skills, the types of positions for which these graduates can qualify include medical administrative assistant and clinical medical assistant. Job duties may include but not limited to performing EKG, phlebotomy, vital signs and medical administration. Credits can be transferred to the bachelor’s program.

 

 

The School of Allied Health at The College of Westchester serves as a leader in the education of innovative and responsible allied health professionals. These include graduates of our Medical Assistant Management and Health Information Management programs. The school, in response to the needs of the community and society, promotes excellence in healthcare services. Strong linkages with clinical educators and advisory council members of the healthcare community are essential to the success of our programs.

Estelle Coffino Estelle Coffino, MPA, BS, RRT, CPFT, CCMA
Program Director/Chairperson Allied Health



    Graduates of the Associate Medical Assistant Management program should be able to:
  • Employ critical thinking to identify, analyze, and problem solve issues related to a medical practice.
  • Document skills used for administering patient care utilizing medical asepsis, standard precautions, and safety procedures as required by OSHA.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of various clinical procedures such as vital signs, laboratory testing, and other diagnostic and medical procedures.
  • Interpret and apply use of medical terminology and legal and ethical standards of practice.
  • Recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately using emergency care techniques.
  • Effectively communicate with patients, families, and other health professionals in a medical environment including preventative and treatment regimes as prescribed by the physician.
  • Effectively distinguish pathological conditions associated with body systems.


Course No.   Semester
Credits
MED103 Medical Terminology & Human Systems 3
MED111 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
MED201 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding 3
MED208 Administrative Medical Practices 3
MED215 Health Information Technology 3
MSC110 Human Biology** 3
MSC126 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
MSC131 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
MED215 Health Information Technology 3
MSC207 Clinical Procedures/Asepsis 3
MSC209 Hematology/Phlebotomy 3
MSC211 Electrocardiography 3
MSC220 Pharmacology 3
*MSC301 Practicum (Medical Assistant Management) 6
OFT115 Emerging Information Technology 3
OFT122 Office Applications: Microsoft Word & PowerPoint 3
  Total Medical Credits 48
  **MSC110 & MSC126 courses also satisfy the General Education requirements.  
     
 

*Note:Adult College students taking their Practicum - Medical Assistant Management (MSC301) will take this over two terms. This course is broken into two courses as listed below:

 
MSC301A Practicum Medical Assistant Management I 3
MSC301B Practicum Medical Assistant Management II 3
Course No.   Semester
Credits
ACE110 Transformative Learning 3
GEN125 English Composition I 3
GEN127 English Composition II 3
GEN129 Oral Communications 3
GEN224 Professional Communications and Career Development 3
  Total General Education Credits 15
     
  Elective  
  Electives (1) 3
  Total Elective Credits 3
     
Course No.   Semester
Credits
ACC107 Financial Accounting I 3
Course No.   Semester
Credits
HCA310 US Healthcare 3

66 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


AAS Medical Assistant Management Federal Program Disclosure Information - Day Division
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