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Medical Assisting (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
Vocational Certificate - Code 1123/1023 - Catalog 2012/2013
Tamara Mottler, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3215
Connie Kisner, Staff Assistant, 386-506-3080
Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, brownm@daytonastate.edu
08/10/2012 M - 1266

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing allied health professions in the country. It is the goal of the Medical Assisting program offered at Daytona State College to provide the local and surrounding communities with highly trained competent medical professionals. Our efforts will be continually directed at improving and providing the most up to date training in the field.

Students should be aware that this is a professional program. The American Association of Medical Assistants has established a code of ethics and a creed for the profession. They both establish guidelines, obligations, basic beliefs and fundamental principles of the profession and offer standards of expected behavior. Students are expected to comply with the standards of professional responsibility as outlined in the documents on the following page.

Description:
The program prepares students to work in the multi-skilled field of medical assisting. Students are prepared to assist in all aspects of medical practice administratively and clinically under the supervision of a physician. Instruction covers terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding, pharmacology, medical office laboratory procedures, diet and nutrition, and radiography. Clinical experiences will be provided in physician offices, ambulatory care centers and clinics. Job title: Medical Assistant.

The Medical Assisting Program Daytona Beach Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Educational Review Board (MAERB). Information may be obtained from CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2350 and AAMAE, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575, Chicago, IL 60606; (312) 899-1500.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of the Medical Assisting profession.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of medical office procedures.
3. Develop a clear idea of his/her role and responsibilities to the patient, the physician and other members of the health care team.
4. Demonstrate a sound basis of the scientific principles of Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of Pharmacology and Billing/Coding.
6. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of diet and nutrition, so that they may be able to provide patient education, as well as be self-educated in these areas as it relates to disease processes and good health.
7. Develop life long learning habits for personal and professional growth and development.


Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $3,636*
Access Fee: $342 ($7.90 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
Lab Fees: $116
Textbooks: $175
Uniforms: $175
Laboratory Supplies: $60
FDLE/FBI Background Screening: $90
Certification Exam Fee: $125

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements - High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).

- Scores on the placement test for vocational programs which indicate language, reading, and arithmetic ability at the 10th grade level or better.

- Submit completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers and Human Services.

- Applications are accepted anytime during the year.

- Completion of the following course with a grade of 'C' or better is required before submitting a request for continuing enrollment: MEA 0005 (Introduction to Medical Assisting).

- Selection is made once per year based on cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or better and completion of pre-requisite course with a grade of C or better.

- Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

- Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Provider and AED through American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

- Program specific courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.

- Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Medical Assisting program as outlined in the Medical Assisting student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

Careers Medical Assistant

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters for a full-time student, with 96% graduating within 3 semesters for 2011-12. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2009-2010) for this field at 85%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00


Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  VOC HRS  
MEA0005 Introduction to Medical Assisting   4.03
MEA0230 Medical Terminology for Medical Assisting   3.33 Co-Reqs: MEA0204 AND MEA0230 Pre-Reqs: MEA0005 Conc-Reqs: MEA0230L
MEA0230L Medical Terminology for Medical Assisting Lab   0.67 Conc-Reqs: MEA0230
MEA0231 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assisting   3.33 Co-Reqs: MEA0204 AND MEA0231 AND MEA0230 Pre-Reqs: MEA0005 Conc-Reqs: MEA0231L
MEA0231L Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assisting Lab   2.67 Conc-Reqs: MEA0231
MEA0242 Pharmacology for Medical Assisting   1.00 Co-Reqs: MEA0256 AND MEA0310 Pre-Reqs: MEA0204 AND MEA0230 AND MEA0231 Conc-Reqs: MEA0242L
MEA0242L Pharmacology for Medical Assisting Lab   3.00 Conc-Reqs: MEA0242
MEA0204 Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting   1.66 Pre-Reqs: MEA0005 AND MEA0310 Conc-Reqs: MEA0204L
MEA0204L Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting Lab   3.34 Conc-Reqs: MEA0204
MEA0256 Laboratory Procedures for Medical Assisting   2.66 Co-Reqs: MEA0310 AND MEA0242 Pre-Reqs: MEA0204 AND MEA0230 AND MEA0231 Conc-Reqs: MEA0256L
MEA0256L Laboratory Procedures for Medical Assisting Lab   3.64 Conc-Reqs: MEA0256
MEA0310 Clerical Procedures for Medical Assisting   2.00 Co-Reqs: MEA0256 AND MEA0242 Conc-Reqs: MEA0310L
MEA0310L Clerical Procedures for Medical Assisting Lab   2.00 Conc-Reqs: MEA0310
MEA0334 Coding for Medical Assisting   0.67 Co-Reqs: MEA0230 AND MEA0231 AND MEA0204 Pre-Reqs: MEA0005 Conc-Reqs: MEA0334L
MEA0334L Coding for Medical Assisting Lab   1.33 Conc-Reqs: MEA0334
MEA0801 Externship for Medical Assisting   8.00 Pre-Reqs: MEA0256 AND MEA0310 AND MEA0242

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... Prerequisite Course  
  VOC HRS  
MEA0005 Introduction to Medical Assisting   4.03
   
... ... 1st Semester - Fall  
  VOC HRS  
MEA0230 Medical Terminology for Medical Assisting   3.33 Co-Reqs: MEA0204 AND MEA0230 Pre-Reqs: MEA0005 Conc-Reqs: MEA0230L
MEA0230L Medical Terminology for Medical Assisting Lab   0.67 Conc-Reqs: MEA0230
MEA0231 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assisting   3.33 Co-Reqs: MEA0204 AND MEA0231 AND MEA0230 Pre-Reqs: MEA0005 Conc-Reqs: MEA0231L
MEA0231L Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assisting Lab   2.67 Conc-Reqs: MEA0231
MEA0310 Clerical Procedures for Medical Assisting   2.00 Co-Reqs: MEA0256 AND MEA0242 Conc-Reqs: MEA0310L
MEA0310L Clerical Procedures for Medical Assisting Lab   2.00 Conc-Reqs: MEA0310
MEA0334 Coding for Medical Assisting   0.67 Co-Reqs: MEA0230 AND MEA0231 AND MEA0204 Pre-Reqs: MEA0005 Conc-Reqs: MEA0334L
MEA0334L Coding for Medical Assisting Lab   1.33 Conc-Reqs: MEA0334
   
... ... 2nd Semester - Spring  
  VOC HRS  
MEA0204 Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting   1.66 Pre-Reqs: MEA0005 AND MEA0310 Conc-Reqs: MEA0204L
MEA0204L Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting Lab   3.34 Conc-Reqs: MEA0204
MEA0242 Pharmacology for Medical Assisting   1.00 Co-Reqs: MEA0256 AND MEA0310 Pre-Reqs: MEA0204 AND MEA0230 AND MEA0231 Conc-Reqs: MEA0242L
MEA0242L Pharmacology for Medical Assisting Lab   3.00 Conc-Reqs: MEA0242
MEA0256 Laboratory Procedures for Medical Assisting   2.66 Co-Reqs: MEA0310 AND MEA0242 Pre-Reqs: MEA0204 AND MEA0230 AND MEA0231 Conc-Reqs: MEA0256L
MEA0256L Laboratory Procedures for Medical Assisting Lab   3.64 Conc-Reqs: MEA0256
   
... ... 3rd Semester - Summer  
  VOC HRS  
MEA0801 Externship for Medical Assisting   8.00 Pre-Reqs: MEA0256 AND MEA0310 AND MEA0242
   
TOTAL  VOC. HRS.   43.33
TOTAL  CONTACT HRS.   1300.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.



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