2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Professional Services - Medical Assistant - Executive, Associate of Applied Science

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science

Overview

A career in the healthcare industry as a Medical Assistant is for those who have interest in continuing education in the field. Employment opportunities in the medical field exist in insurance companies, outpatient medical offices, and clinics. Clinical duties of executive medical assistants may include taking patient histories, exam preparation, drawing blood, diagnostic testing, and patient care. Added administrative responsibilities include scheduling appointments, managing medical records, billing insurance, doing medical coding, scheduling, and supervising employees.

Those who enjoy helping others and are responsive to others’ needs find the medical environment rewarding. Critical thinking, monitoring, and assessment are valued skills in this profession. Skill training at the College includes:

  • Medical law and ethics
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical office procedures
  • Clinical procedures
  • Techniques for patient care
  • Administering injections and medications
  • Introduction to pharmacology
  • Medical lab procedures and clinical procedures labs
  • Beginning diagnostic and procedural coding
  • Medical Billing and Scheduling
  • Anatomy and physiology

Career opportunities

There are employment opportunities with insurance companies, outpatient medical offices, and HMOs for well-trained executive medical assistants. Medical assistants from LDSBC are consistently offered positions directly out of their internships. Students may advance to supervisory positions.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner.
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles.
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools.
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Utilize medical terminology appropriately.
  • Utilize their knowledge of pharmacological terms to order, refill and determine medication compatibility and contraindications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy, physiology, and disease processes of the human body as it relates to patient medical history.
  • Describe legal and regulatory frameworks of healthcare using basic knowledge of law and ethics as they relate to the Medical Assistant.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy skills and academic skills required of all CCV graduates, including competency in writing, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and problem solving.
  • Perform basic medical office functions including patient scheduling, insurance and reimbursement procedures, basic coding, accounting, and bookkeeping;
  • Effectively engage in written and oral communication as demonstrated through charting and communication with patients and other health professionals.
  • Prepare patients for examination or procedures, and assist the physician with the examination or procedure.
  • Collect and prepare laboratory specimens, as well as perform basic laboratory testing
  • Perform phlebotomy and other invasive specimen collection techniques
  • Perform electrocardiograms and respiratory testing.
  • Explore pathways for educational and career development in the desired field of study.
  • Complete the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination with a passing score.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

REL Two cornerstone religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

REL Two additional religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:8

College-wide Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

HP 106Medical Law & Ethics

2 credits

HP 124ICD-9/ICD-10 CM Coding

3 credits

HP 126CPT and HCPSC Coding

3 credits

HP 129Medical Office Procedures

3 credits

HP 131Medical Scheduling & Billing

2 credits

HP 140Medical Terminology

3 credits

HP 150First Aid/CPR for HP

1 credits

HP 170Introduction to Pharmacology

2 credits

HP 210Clinical Medical Assisting

4 credits

HP 212Clinical Procedures Lab

0 credits

HP 220Medical Lab Proc.

3 credits

HP 222Med. Laboratory Procedures Lab

0 credits

HP 283Practicum for MA & EMA

3 credits

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:36

Electives

Complete six additional credits

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 62

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon the number of preparatory courses a student must take, an additional semester may be required to complete the program. For CAAHEP Accreditation, all AAS Executive Medical Assistant students will also receive the medical assisting certificate. Students should complete the certificate before completing the AAS.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

HP 140Medical Terminology

3 credits

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HP 106Medical Law & Ethics

2 credits

HP 129Medical Office Procedures

3 credits

HP 124ICD-9/ICD-10 CM Coding

3 credits

HP 126CPT and HCPSC Coding

3 credits

HP 210Clinical Medical Assisting

4 credits

HP 222Med. Laboratory Procedures Lab

0 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

HP 150First Aid/CPR for HP

1 credits

HP 170Introduction to Pharmacology

2 credits

HP 131Medical Scheduling & Billing

2 credits

HP 220Medical Lab Proc.

3 credits

HP 222Med. Laboratory Procedures Lab

0 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HP 283Practicum for MA & EMA

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Fifth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

Elective ELECTIVE

3 credits

Elective ELECTIVE

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:11

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 62 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. B (not B-) or higher in HP 140
  3. Grade of C or higher in all HP core courses and LS 265
  4. 2 cornerstone religion courses, 2 additional elective religion courses
  5. Complete Certification Examination (either CMA or RMA) at the end of HP 283