CURRICULAR GUIDE

Medical Assistant
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0248  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2000)

Program prepares a person to assist the physician in patient care management. 
The role of the medical assistant is administrative and clinical.  Duties
include admitting patients, appointment scheduling, telephone and written
communication, managing the patient records, obtaining patient histories, and
assisting the physician in office procedures. Medical assistants work in
clinics, medical offices, medical centers, medical insurance companies and
various other health-related industries.  The medical assistant may become
certified through a national exam offered by the American Association of
Medical Assistants.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Medical
Assistant Program.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 1999/2000 academic year.  For
the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 232, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 232, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 36 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AHCC 110    Pharmacology-Allied Health (See Note 1)                          2
AHCC 112    Health Law and Ethics (See Note 1)                               2
ANAT 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
CHSE 121    Medical Term Allied Health I (See Note 1)                      2.5
CHSE 122    Medical Term Allied Health II (See Note 1)                     2.5
CHSE 123    Medical Insurance Billing I (See Note 1)                         3
MEDA 100    MA Administrative/Communicat                                     3
MEDA 131    Clinical Skills I                                                3
MEDA 132    Clinical Skills II                                               3
MEDA 141    Basic Medical Laboratory Proc                                    2
MEDA 142    Adv Medical Laboratory Proc                                      2
MEDA 181    Administrative Practicum                                         2
MEDA 182    Clinical Practicum                                               2
OADM 207    Medical Transcription (See Note 1)                               3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 2 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Computer                                                 2 Credits
CABS 102    Microcomputers for Non-Majors                                    2
CABS 119    Word for Windows                                                 2
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   38

1.    This course may be taken prior to admission to the program.
2.    Complete the courses required for program with a minimum 2.5 grade or

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ANAT 145          AHCC 112          AHCC 110          MEDA 181
CHSE 121          CHSE 122          MEDA 132          MEDA 182
Lim.Ch.           CHSE 123          MEDA 142          
                  MEDA 100          OADM 207
                  MEDA 131
                  MEDA 141