Medical Office Assistant Los Angeles

This program prepares students for an entry-level position in the medical field as a front and/or back office assistant. Positions are available in clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices.

Medical Office Assistant Los Angeles

Upon successful completion of the training, the graduate will be able to perform basic medical office procedures including EKG, collecting patient data, performing vital signs, CPR, First Aid, performing simple lab tests (e.g., Urinalysis, Hematocrit), preparing patients for physical examinations, and assisting physicians in minor surgeries. Anatomy & Physiology, along with Medical Terminology, are emphasized.

This is an exciting time for graduates of the Medical Office Assistant program or those interested in this dynamic field, because the demand for Medical Office Assistants is on the rise.
Employment for Medical Office Assistants is “projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008-18 decade” (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Medical Office Assistants work in well-lighted clean environments and can choose to work a regular 40-hour week, or part-time, evenings, or weekends, which allows for unprecedented flexibility in your work schedule.

The program consists of a combination of lecture, lab-work and externship experience to ensure that students emerge with the training and confidence needed to work as a medical office assistant.

COAST CAREER INSTITUTE

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

CIP Code: 51.0710 - O*Net Link: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

 

Program Length: 30 Weeks - 720 Clock Hours - 41.5 Quarter Credit Hours

Day Classes: Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 2:30pm

Afternoon Classes: Monday through Thursday 2:30pm to 9:00pm

Practicum and Externship - *Monday through Friday -8:00am To 5:00pm *(Times vary by site)

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE:

This program prepares students for an entry-level position in the medical field as a front and/or back office assistant. Positions are available in clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices. Upon successful completion of the training, the graduate will be able to perform EKG; prepare strips for evaluation; perform venipuncture; collect specimens; collect patient data; perform vital signs, CPR, and First Aid; perform simple lab tests (e.g., Urinalysis, Hematocrit); prepare patients for physical examinations; and assist physicians in minor surgeries. Anatomy & Physiology, along with Medical Terminology, are emphasized.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CLOCK HOURS

CREDIT HOURS

MA1

PRINCIPLES OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT

24

1.5

MA2

MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES (Appointments / Phones / Filing)

24

1.5

MA3

MEDICAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT (Medical Records / Accounts Receivable / Collection)

24

1.5

MA4

MEDICAL INSURANCE

24

1.5

MA5

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS USING MS WORD

24

1.5

MA6

FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY / STRUCTURE OF THE BODY

24

1.5

MA7

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I (Skeletal System/ Positioning & Draping/Pediatrics/Child Dev)

48

3.0

MA8

ANATOMY &PHYSIOLOGY II (Muscular System / Injections / Cardiology / EKG / Circulatory System)

48

3.0

MA9

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY III (Integumentary, Lymphatic & Immune Systems / Hematology / Venipuncture)

48

3.0

MA10

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY IV (Digestive System / Nutrition / Urinary System / Urinalysis)

48

3.0

MA11

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY V (Nervous System / Special Senses / Psychology / Terminology)

48

3.0

MA12

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY VI (Reproductive System Pregnancy / Child Birth / Endocrine System)

48

3.0

MA13

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY VII (Respiratory System / Vital Signs / Exams / Patient History & Charting)

48

3.0

MA14

CLINICAL ASSISTANT I (Introduction to Lab / OSHA / Federal Regulations / Law & Ethics)

24

1.5

MA15

CLINICAL ASSISTANT II (Basic Pharmacology)

24

1.5

MA16

CLINICAL ASSISTANT III (Medical Asepsis / Assisting with Minor Office Surgery / Inventory/CPR& First Aid Emergency/Accidents/Burns /Acute Illness)

48

3.0

MA17

CLINICAL ASSISTANT IV (Dosage Calculations / Prescription Interpretation)

24

1.5

MA18

EXTERNSHIP

120

4.0

Total Hours / Credit Hours

720

41.5

Methodology:

v Classroom lecture-type presentation with handouts.

v Personal attention from instructors for hands-on application.

Grading is based on percentages 100% for Practical Exams/Testing and Projects.

Note: Coast Career Institute provides all classroom/lab materials. Completion of all modules is required

for graduation. The document to be issued upon successful completion of this program is a Certificate

of Completion. Revised 03/22/11

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