Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 75 Credits)

This program prepares the student for entry level employment as a medical assisting technologist in administrative and clinical settings such as hospitals, clinics, medical labs, diagnostic centers, and medical offices. The program includes a fifteen-credit-hour component of general education/ liberal arts courses. The student is prepared for challenging the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) and the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) certification examinations, and the National Certification exam of Phlebotomy. FNU awards an Associate of Science Degree upon completion of the program.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

COMMUNICATIONS (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
BEHAVIORAL/ SOCIAL SCIENCE (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
MATHEMATICS (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    Introduction to Information Technology
     

CORE REQUIREMENTS (50 CREDITS)

Courses
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1020C
    Human Biology
    4
  • HSC 1000C
    Introduction to Health Care
    3
  • HSC 1531C
    Medical Terminology
    3
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy & Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy & Physiology II
    4
  • HSC 1230L
    Patient Care Procedures
    2
  • ENC 2200
    Business Communications
    2
  • MEA 2304C
    Medical Office Management
    3
  • MEA 2305C
    Medical Office Procedures
    3
  • MEA 2335C
    Medical Insurance, Coding and Billing
    3
  • MED 180
    Introduction to ICD- 10 – CM
    2
  • MEA 2226C
    Examining Room Procedures
    3
  • MEA 2265C
    Lab. Procedures I
    3
  • MEA 2266C
    Lab. Procedures II
    3
  • MEA 2258
    Radiology for Medical Assisting
    4
  • MEA 2803
    Clinical Externship
    3

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES (6 CREDITS)

Courses
Credit Hours
  • MEA 2321C
    Medical Filling
    3
  • CGS 1510
    Spreadsheet Applications
    3
  • HSC 2577
    Principles of Nutrition for Healthcare.
    3
  • CGS 1500C
    Word processing
    3
  • MEA 2206C
    Clinical Procedures
    3
  • HSC 2149C
    General Pharmacology for Health Professions
    3
  • MEA 2315C
    Medical Transcription
    3

Medical students are required to wear medical attire at all times.  Students must furnish their own uniforms.All students must have liability insurance in order to participate in the clinical rotations.

All students must provide BLS, OSHA, HIV, and HIPPA seminar completion forms in order to participate in the clinical rotations.

Students must complete 135 hours of clinical practice.

*General Education Component (see page 136)

**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.
This program is not designed for transfer to a senior institution

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