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Medical Assisting (Vocational Credit Certificate)

Curriculum

Students are admitted to the Medical Assisting Program each semester. Course content is sequential, and students should plan to enroll in all Medical Assisting courses in the order and during the terms indicated in the following curriculum outline.

**DENOTES A COURSE THAT MUST BE TAKEN IN THE FIRST SEMESTER.

Course Number

Course Title

Contact Hours

Vocational Credits

 

Major Courses - Fall Semester (Clinical)

 

 

MEA 0231

Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology

70 hours

2.3 CTE credits

MEA 0234

Pathophysiology & Disease for Medical Assistants

120 hours

4.0 CTE credits

MEA 0242

Pharmacology

90 hours

3.0 CTE credits

MEA 0204

Theoretical Aspects of Clinical Skills

30 hours

1.0 CTE credits

MEA 0204L

Application of Clinical Skills

60 hours

2.0 CTE credits

MEA 0802

Clinical Externship

90 hours

3.0 CTE credits

 

TOTAL

 460 Hours

15.3 CTE Credits

 

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – Spring Semester (Administrative)

 

 

MEA 0322

Office Management & Professional Issues for the Medical Assistant

 90 hours

3.0 CTE credits

MEA 0334C

Medical Coding and Insurance Billing with Collections

120 hours

4.0 CTE credits

MEA 0343

Computers in the Medical Office

90 hours

3.0 CTE credits

MEA 0810

Administrative Externship

90 hours

3.0 CTE credits

 

TOTAL

390 Hours

13.0 CTE Credits

 

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – Summer Semester (Diagnostic)

 

 

MEA 0254

Physician Office Laboratory Procedures

60 hours

2.0 CTE credits

MEA 0254L

Physician Office Laboratory Procedures Applications

60 hours

2.0 CTE credits

MEA 0258

Radiology in the Physician Office

90 hours

3.0 CTE credits

MEA 0540

EKG, Emergency Procedures

60 hours

2.0 CTE credits

MEA 0832

 Diagnostic Externship

90 hours

3.0 CTE credits

 

TOTAL

360 Hours

12.0 CTE Credits

 

 

 

 

HSC 0003

Introduction to Health Care**

90 hours

3.0 credits

 

 

 

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

1300 HOURS

43.3 CTE CREDITS

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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