Medical Assisting

This two-year program is designed for the individual who is interested in the following administrative and clinical duties:

  • Receiving patients and their family members and managing public relations
  • Acting as an informational and educational resource for the patient
  • Handling telephone, written communications, and appointment scheduling
  • Managing patient records
  • Bookkeeping and insurance processing
  • Management and maintenance of the office and treatment areas
  • Preparing the patient for treatment
  • Preparing and sterilizing instruments and obtaining specimens for diagnostic evaluation
  • Performing EKGs and administering medications under the direction of the physician

The program includes an internship at an area health care setting and provides the foundation needed for certification examinations.

Courses

First Semester
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
ENGL 101 English Composition I (GEC 1) 3
ALHL 105 Medical Terminology 2
ATEC 115 Fundamentals of Business Computer Applications 3
ATEC 120 Beginning Document Processing 3
MEDC 150 Medical Insurance & Billing Prac. 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
ALHL 110 Pharmacology 3
ALHL 120 OSHA for Allied Health 1
ALHL 125 Clinical Office Skills I 1
MATH 111 Math for Health Care 3
MEDC 110 Medical Law and Ethics 1
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 4
  Semester Total 13
Third Semester
ALHL 101 Phlebotomy 2
ALHL 210 Clinical Skills II 3
ATEC 210 Machine Transcription (Med) 3
ATEC 220 Records & Database Management 3
MEDC 200 Medical Coding 3
MEDC 215 Human Pathophysiology 2
  Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester
ALHL 203 EKG/ECG Technician 4
ALHL 220 Medical Assisting Capstone 2
ATEC 230 Office Prodcedures 3
BUSN 120 Interviewing  1
BUSN 122 Customer Service 1
PSYC 201 Life Span Development 3
  Semester Total 14

Please note: To be counted toward graduation, all ALHL, ATEC, BIOL and MEDC courses require a minimum grade of C or better.

Medical Assisting
Contact:  Betty Craze
Department Chair
Betty.Craze@Bridgevalley.edu
304-205-6637