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Medical Assisting

 

KAUAI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM

Certificate of Completion

 

Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Medical Assisting-CC program

 

Medical Assisting Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting Program the student will be able to demonstrate:

  • Professional understanding and knowledge of medical office economics.
  • Effective communication skills with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Clinical and administrative medical assisting skills in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Ethical and legal behavior to maintain patient safety and confidentiality.
  • The ability to think critically and apply basic concepts of medical assisting to maintain safe patient care and efficient administrative procedures.

Medical Assisting Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting program the student will be able to:

  •  Function effectively in the professional role of the medical assistant under the direct supervision of a licensed physician and as healthcare team member in the delivery of quality patient care through knowledge and skill as a Medical Assistant.
  • Perform clinical patient care skills safely while assisting the physician with examination and treatments.
  • Assist the physician in appraisal of the health status of patients through the application of diagnostic concepts and procedures, with prescribed diagnostic tests, follow-up care, and treatment.
  • Collect routine laboratory specimens for processing safely and following acceptable procedures; perform routine office diagnostic tests and procedures accurately.
  • Prepare the back office and the front office, equipment, and supplies to facilitate smooth functioning and flow of patients.
  • Implement effective communication skills both written and oral, verbally and non-verbally, with patients, physicians, and other Healthcare team professionals.
  • Recognize ethical and legal responsibilities in patient management and in the physician’s practice, adhering to legal and governmental safety standards for patient care and record maintenance.
  • Apply the basic concepts of medical economics to analyze and evaluate situations involving the delivery of and payment for medical care services.
  • Recognize emergency situations and administer emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

 

Admission Requirements:

  • Meet minimum COMPASS placement Test, or equivalent as follows:

 

COMPASS test

 

 

Reading

79 or greater

or

“C” or higher in ENG 21

Writing

74 or greater

or

“C” or higher in ENG 22

Mathematics

A 50 or greater

or

“C” or higher in MATH 25 or MATH 26

  • Completion of program prerequisites with a “C” or higher.

Program prerequisites:

  • NURS 100 or licensure as a Certified Nurse Aide.
  • HLTH 140  or an equivalent Medical Terminology course.
  • Acceptance into the medical assisting program will be on a first-qualified basis. Applications for entry may be submitted once the admission requirements are met or any remaining six credits or less are in progress.

Additional Requirements:

  • Document First aid and CPR certifications are required at least one month prior to entry into the program.
  • Health clearance is required at least one month prior to entry into the program.

 

Course Sequencing

Semester 1

Course

Course Credits

Lecture Credits

Lab Credits

Contact Hours

MEDA  105 Introduction to Medical Assisting

 

3

3

0

3

HLTH 155 Introduction to the Study of Diseases

 

3

3

0

3

MEDA 120 Clinical Medical Assisting 1

 

3

2

1

5

MEDA 176 Administration of Medications

 

3

2

1

5

Total Semester 1

 

12

10

2

16

Semester 2

Course

Course Credits

Lecture Credits

Lab Credits

Contact hours

MEDA 123 Clinical Medical Assisting 2

 

3

2

1

5

HLTH 240 Medical Law and Professional Ethics

2

 

2

0

2

MEDA 143 Administrative Medical Assisting

 

3

2

1

5

MEDA 125 Medical Assisting Clinical Practicum

 

3

0

3

9

Total Semester 2

 

11

6

5

21

Total Credits for Certificate of Completion

 

23

16

7

37

*MEDA 120 and MEDA 123 will have an additional professional fee of $200 each

 

 

Other supplies required (all available from the bookstore)

    • One set of wine colored health care scrubs will be required. Scrubs and covered toe shoes will be worn in all labs and clinical.
    • White covered toe shoes.
    • Scissors
    • Watch with a second hand.
    • Name badge holder- either clip on or lanyard style.

 

To apply to the Medical Assisting program, follow the Checklist and complete the Prerequisite Completion Summary. Application deadline is the 3rd Friday in March. 


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