Medical Administrative Technician
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Medical Administrative Technician Certificate is a three-semester program. The certificate provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills needed to obtain entry-level employment in the administrative medical assisting profession. The certificate emphasizes development of observational skills, critical thinking, planning, implementation, evaluation techniques and basic administrative medical assisting skills found in ambulatory care settings. Completion of all courses in this certificate is required for admission to the Medical Assisting Diploma Program.
The standard curriculum for the Medical Administrative Technician program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program during any semester. The program can usually be completed in 3 semesters. To graduate, students must earn 34 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 17 years of age;
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.
(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.
(Prerequisite: Regular Admission) Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens. A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of CPR/first aid card and training.
(Prerequisites: BUSN 1100 or the ability to key 25 GWAM on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors, COMP 1000) Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.