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The Medical Assistant program is a two-year program which can be completed entirely on the NCMC campus. Courses in this program can either be taken in the classroom or online. Some courses are only offered in an online format, but will require you to travel to the NCMC campus a few times during the semester to attend a course lab component.  At the conclusion of the program, you will complete an internship course allowing you to take what you have learned in the program and apply your skills at a The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam is incorporated into the curriculum of the internship course.

The State of Missouri does not issue or require a state license for this profession, but other states and territories may. If your permanent address is in a state other than Missouri, please see our Licensure Programs for more information or contact the program director.

WHAT IS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT?

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of practice. Medical assistants may perform the following duties: record patient history and personal information, measure vital signs, help the physician with patient examinations, give patients injections or medications as directed by the physician, schedule patient appointments, prepare blood samples for laboratory tests, and enter patient information into medical records.

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
AH160Basic Medical Terminology3
AH106Math-Allied Health OR
MT122College Algebra OR
MT125Elementary Statistics3
BT160Microcomputer Applications3
HI103*American History to 1877 OR
HI104*American History Since 1877 OR
PL216*National Government3
Total12

SECOND SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
SP175Speech OR
SP220Interpersonal Communications3
AC136Accounting I3
AH102Human Body: Health & Disease3
AH211Medical Law & Ethics3
EN101*English I3
Total15

THIRD SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
AH125Introductory A&P for Allied Health4
Total4

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
PY121General Psychology3
AH202Health Insurance & Billing3
AH223First Aid & Emergency Procedures2
HM125**Medical Coding I3
BT240Employment Strategies1
Total12

SECOND SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
BT130Business Communications3
HM225**Medical Coding II3
HM226**Electronic Health Systems3
AH200*Principles of Pharmacology3
AH210**Medical Assisting: Clinical Procedures3
Total15

THIRD SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
AH222***Medical Assistant Internship3
Total3
  • *Testing Required
  • **These courses require another course to be taken prior
  • ***Student must have “C” or above in all courses to be eligible for the internship as well as program advisor’s permission.
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Entire curriculum is available at NCMC
  • 2-Year Program
  • Total of 61 credit hours
  • Skills and internship incorporated in curriculum
  • Minimum of “C” or above required in all classes
  • Requirements to do your Internship course
    • “C” or above in all courses
    • Program Advisor Permission
  • Federally Required Disclosure on State Licensing Requirements: This program is designed to prepare students to meet Missouri licensure or certification requirements for employment. To ensure that we provide only accurate and current information, NCMC has not made a determination as to whether this program meets all current licensure or certification requirements for other states or U.S. territories. Students intending to work in other states are strongly encouraged to verify licensing and certification requirements with the appropriate state board.

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THIS PROGRAM

Upon completion of the Medical Assistant AAS degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory professional practice by providing safe, effective and accurate laboratory test results while maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Utilize established laboratory procedures taking into consideration the application of scientific principles, technical skills for operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and relationship of laboratory findings to disease states to ensure appropriate patient diagnosis and treatment.
  • Employ professional conduct and communication skills with patients, families, laboratory personnel, healthcare team members, and the community as a medical laboratory technician.
  • Participate in professional development activities valuing the importance of continuous learning in laboratory medicine.
  • Comply with Federal, OSHA, and laboratory safety procedures for the well-being of the patient, healthcare team, self and community.

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

The Medical Assistant Internship Course will have some extra cost (subject to change):

Background & Drug Screen $76.00

  • Family Care Safety Registry $15.25
  • ATI CCMA Online Study Guide & Practice Exam (bookstore) $84.00
  • CPR $40.00
  • Name Tag (bookstore) $15.00
  • Stethoscope (bookstore) $90.00
  • CCMA Exam $155.00
  • Physical Form: Varies
  • Immunizations: Varies

MMR (2 series)
Tetanus/Tdap (within last 10 years)
Mantoux/Tuberculin Test (TB) (2-step)
Varicella (2 series)
Hepatitis B (3 series)
Flu Shot

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

KRISTI CUTSINGER, MBA
Director of Health Sciences
[email protected]
(660) 357-6284

guy Geyer Hall

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