MEDICAL ASSISTING CERTIFICATE

Medical Assisting Course Descriptions

AHS 102 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3.0 CR
This course covers medical terms including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation. (Prerequisite: RDG 031, ENG 031 or equivalent)
BIO 112 BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4.0 CR
This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body.
PSY 105 PERSONAL/INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.0 CR
This course emphasizes the principles of psychology in the study of self and interpersonal adjustment and behavior in contemporary society. (Corequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent)
AOT 110 DOCUMENT FORMATTING 3.0 CR
This course emphasizes speed, accuracy, and developing document formatting skills using keyboarding competencies. (Prerequisites: OST 105—Minimum grade of "C"- and RDG 100 or equivalent)
AOT 134 OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS 3.0 CR
This course develops proficiency in proofreading and other specialized applications of communications in the office environment. (Prerequisite: ENG 031) (Corequisite: OST 105)
AOT 252 MEDICAL SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES3.0 CR
This course emphasizes development of proficiency in integrating skills commonly performed in medical offices. (Prerequisite: OST 105 or keyboarding skills)
AOT 267 INTEGRATED INFORMATION PROCESSING 3.0 CR
This course covers the application of integrated computer software. (Prerequisite: OST 105)
HIM 130 BILLING AND REIMBURSEMENT 3.0 CR
This course provides an introduction to medical insurance billing and reimbursement practices with emphasis on the primary payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. (Prerequisites ENG 100, RDG 100, MAT 150 or equivalent, AOT 110, AHS 102, BIO 112)
MED 113 BASIC MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 3.0 CR
This course provides a study of specimen collection techniques for related laboratory procedures routinely preformed in medical offices and clinics;including hematology and procedures related to body fluids. (Prerequisites: ENG 100, RDG 100 or equivalent, AHS 102, BIO 112)
MED 114 MEDICAL ASSISTING CLINICAL PROCEDURES 4.0 CR
Covers examination room techniques, including vital signs, specialty examination, minor surgical techniques, and emergency procedures. (Prerequisites: RDG 100, ENG 100, MAT 150 or equivalent, AHS 102, BIO 112)
MED 117 CLINICAL PRACTICE 5.0 CR
This course provides practical application of administrative and clinical skills in medical facility environments (Prerequisites MED 113, MED 114, AOT 252, HIM 130)

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Lynne Fantry
lfantry@yorktech.edu
803-981-7082
Michelle Gagan
mgagan@yorktech.edu
803-981-7118
or
The Admissions Department at (803) 327-8008

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