2019-2020 Academic Catalog

HP 283 Practicum for MA & EMA

Required for Medical Assistant students. Provides a minimum of 160 practicum hours of directed work and service-learning experience in a physician’s office or clinic. Students under supervision and with ongoing evaluation, exhibit skills and perform procedures required of a medical assistant. Students shall not receive pay for service-learning practicum hours. Students must be CPR certified with the American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider course and pass drug and background checks prior to beginning the practicum. NOTE: Students will have support from program Practicum Coordinator to locate and arrange appropriate MA practicum sites within the area of Utah's Wasatch Front. The regional institutional accreditation by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for LDS Business College Programs allows the Medical Assistant graduate to obtain a post graduate credential. MA graduates qualify to take the Certified Medical Assistant Exam (CMA) thru the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or the Registered Medical Assistant exam (RMA) through American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

HP 140 with a B or higher, LS 265, HP 106, HP 132, HP 128, HP 170, HP 210, HP 212, HP 220, HP 222, 1 Religion, and program chair approval

Offered

Fall, Winter, Spring