Medical Assistant BAS

Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs) who have achieved certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) are multi-skilled Allied Health Professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The demand for CMAs (AAMA) is evidenced by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projection that medical assisting is one of the fasted growing professions, increasing by more than 30% through the year 2020.

The practice of Medical Assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. Duties of a medical assistant can include obtaining referral and surgery pre-authorizations, transcribing patient encounters, measuring vital signs, performing routine lab tests, operating X-ray and electrocardiograph equipment, assisting the doctor during exams, scheduling appointments and surgeries, preparing and maintaining medical records, and ordering supplies.

Medical Assistant courses require that students work with patients; therefore, enrollment requires students to complete the Hepatitis B vaccinations series and to have a current (within one year) TB test. Students are responsible for obtaining any necessary health exams, immunizations, evidence of a TB test, titers, etc., which may be necessary to meet requirements by the College and affiliating clinical agencies.

Practical experience is a vital aspect of the Certified Medical Assistant program and is attained through a 4 credit, 180 hour, Clinical Experience course. Students may be required to undergo a criminal background check before beginning their Clinical Experience as determined by affiliated clinical sites. It is a policy that the Clinical Experience hours required for the Medical Assistant AAS degree are non-paid.

Upon completion of the Medical Assistant AAS degree, students will:

  • Be prepared as competent entry-level Certified Medical Assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Be prepared to successfully complete the Certified Medical Assistant Exam.
  • Be provided the opportunity to meet education and career goals through quality education.
  • Be prepared as capable entry-level Certified Medical Assistants to meet the needs of the regional health care industry.
  • Be committed to lifelong learning and to providing quality healthcare.

Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment, Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) Exam, is required.

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of:

Medical Assisting Education Review Board, MAERB
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

BAS Requires the following:

  • Earned AAS Degree in same major as BAS
  • Gen Ed Core 37 credits
  • AAS Program Courses Max. 50 credits (Note: this can be less than 50 credits)
  • BAS Electives 33 credits
  • Total Credits Required for BAS is 120

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Total Credits37.00-40.00

Program Requirements

AAS Program Courses
Apply up to 50 credits from an earned AAS in Medical Assistant50.00
BAS Program Requirements
Select a minimum of 33 credits from the following:33.00
INTERNSHIP IN MEDICAL I
Select 30 credits at the 300/400 level
Total Credits83.00

Summary

General Education37
AAS Program Requirements50
BAS Program Requirements 33
Total120