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1 Page 1 of 5 Central Arizona College 8470 N. Overfield Road Coolidge, AZ Phone: (520) Program Description for the Catalog: Effective Term: Fall Effective Year: 2012 Semester Hours: 66 Preparation of competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains as established by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Prepares individuals to perform administrative and clinical procedures in ambulatory settings, including physician's offices, clinics, and group practices. Curriculum includes general education requirements. Prerequisites: 1. RDG094, and MAT HS diploma or GED 3. PreProgram Requirement: After successful completion of all the General Education requirements, CIS120, physical education activity, CBA112A, CBA112B, OAS101, OAS103, HCC110A and HCC110B, students must pass the required HESI tests with a score of 70 or above in each test, and apply for admission to the program with the HCC Division Chair before enrollment in the Degree program. Corequisites: None Recommended Proficiencies: None List of Course Requirements for the Catalog: (66 Credits) PreProgram Requirements (GenEd and Core) (33): General Education Requirements (19) Written Communications (3) ENG101 English Composition III (3) Oral Communications (3) COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) Arts and Humanities (3) Select an AGEC course from the Arts and Humanities.

2 Page 2 of 5 Social and Behavioral Sciences (3) PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3) Physical and Biological Sciences (4) BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) Mathematics (3) MAT101 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher MAT course Core Requirements (14) HCC100 Introduction to Health Care (3) HCC110A Medical Terminology A (3) HCC110B Medical Terminology B (3) HCC111 Health Care Law and Ethics (2) HCC112 Interpersonal Skills (2) HCC113 Math and Dosage Calculations for Health Occupations (1) Degree Specialty Requirements (29) HIM131 Introduction to Insurance and Insurance Billing I (3) HPM140 Medical Assisting Skills I (4) HPM141 Medical Assisting Skills II (4) HPM162 Basic Pharmacology for Health Occupations (3) HPM171 Administrative Medical Procedures (4) HPM173 Pathophysiology (3) HPM175C Practicum - Medical Assistant (4) CBA112A MS Word - Basic (1) CBA112B MS Word - Intermediate (1) OAS101 Keyboard - Alphabetic (1) OAS103 Keyboard - Speed/Accuracy (1) Other Requirements (4) Physical Education Activity: PAC or DAN (1), excluding varsity sports Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading Computer Competency (3): Select from the following: AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture CIS110 or higher CIS course Computer Competency course A grade of "C" or better is required in each course to receive Medical Assistant A.A.S. degree Cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale Minimum of 20 credits completed at CAC.

3 Page 3 of 5 Measureable Student Learning Outcome Statements for Program: All program courses must be successfully completed before enrolling in HPM175C. Prior to enrollment in HPM175C, specific mandatory requirements must be met. Upon completion of this program the students will incorporate critical thinking based on cognitive knowledge in performance of psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) domains in their practice as medical assistants in the following areas: 1. General Education competencies applied to the following: A.(Analysis) Correlate the knowledge acquired in the general education courses to medical assistant concepts and practice. 2. Foundation for Clinical Practice: Provide patient care applied to the following: A. (Application) Using knowledge of anatomy and physiology perform the following tests: vital signs, venipuncture, capillary puncture, pulmonary function testing, ECG, patient screening, administration of oral and parenteral medications, quality control measures, CLIA waived hematology, chemistry, urinalysis and immunology testing while demonstrating respect for patient diversity. B. (Evaluation) Using knowledge of applied mathematics, prepare and verify proper doses of medication for administration, maintain laboratory test results using flow sheets, distinguish normal and abnormal test results, and maintain growth charts. C. (Synthesis) Using knowledge of microbiology/infection control, practice standard precautions using appropriate barrier/personal protective equipment, hand washing, sterilization technique, and specimen collection and testing while showing awareness of patient rights, feelings, and concerns. 3. Applied Communications competencies applied to the following: A. (Analysis) Use concepts of effective verbal, nonverbal and written communications to analyze appropriate means of effective communication with patients verbally, nonverbally and in documentation of patient care. 4. Medical Business Practices competencies applied to the following: A. (Synthesis) Using knowledge of administrative functions, manage scheduling, organization of patient medical record using electronic health care records and hardware and software to maintain office system while incorporating time management principles to maintain effective office functions. B. (Analysis) Using knowledge of basic practice finances, apply basic bookkeeping procedures to manual and computerized systems used in

4 Page 4 of 5 Internal/External Standards/Accreditation for Program: ambulatory health care with implementation of time management principles to maintain effective office functions. C. (Application) Using knowledge of managed care and insurance and procedural and diagnostic coding, apply these policies and procedures to implementing both managed care and insurance plans using third party guidelines and using effective communications with patients and managed care and insurance providers. 5. Medical Law and Ethics competencies applied to the following: A. (Synthesis): Integrate knowledge of appropriate local, state and federal health care legal and ethical regulations and laws in providing patient care, practice within the standard of care and scope of practice for a medical assistant, apply HIPAA rules in regard to confidentiality, privacy and release of information, accurately document information, and demonstrating sensitivity to patient rights. 6. Safety and Emergency Practices competencies applied to the following: A. (Analysis) Using knowledge of safety and emergency practices, apply quality control measures in following health and safety policies and procedures to prevent illness and injury including recognition of the effects of stress on all persons involved in emergency situations. (*All of the Learning Outcomes listed are based on the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Appendix B Core Curriculum for Medical Assistants 2008 Curriculum Plan.) 1. Medical Assistant A.A.S. degree is accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Graduates are eligible to take the AAMA examination to become certified medical assistants (CMA). 2. Standards are based on the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Core Curriculum 2008 Plan for Medical Assistants. See Attachment below for the Standards for MAERB Core Curriculum. This program is competency-based education that emphasizes skills and evaluates mastery of those skills according to the actual learner's performances. Each competency listed in the attached document of MAERB Core Curriculum 2008 Plan for medical assistants must be completed with accuracy, according to the correct procedures, and within the time frame allowed.

5 Page 5 of 5 Websites AAMA Web Site Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) Web site: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) website for MA Standards: Directors/MA2008Standards0209.pdf (*Learning Outcomes #2 A-E are based on the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Appendix B Core Curriculum for Medical Assistants 2008 Curriculum Plan.) See Attachments: 1. CAAHEP Standards 2. MAERB Core Curriculum 3. GEO MAP for Medical Assistant AAS 4. MAJOR MAP for Medical Assistant AAS. Revised: May 21, 2013

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