Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant

This program is no longer accepting new students and/or re-entering students into the program.
Delivery Method: On-Ground and Online Modality
Campus: Rockford, IL Only

The Medical Assistant program prepares competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The students learn to perform duties under the direct supervision of the physician or practitioner. Students will learn scheduling, billing, taking of vital signs, administration of medication, phlebotomy, assisting with minor surgical procedures, performing laboratory tests and electrocardiograms. In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.  Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in a medical assistant related field.

Program Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform the general duties of the medical office, including: effective written and verbal communications; telephone techniques; identify and respond to issues of confidentiality, legality and ethics; perform patient instruction; and perform and utilize office equipment and methods of quality control.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the administrative duties of a medical office including: appointment management, medical billing and coding, customer service bookkeeping and payroll
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform clinical duties of a medical office including: taking patient histories and vital signs; assisting the physician with patient exams and minor surgical procedures; assisting the physician with specialty exam, and performing phlebotomy, laboratory tests and electrocardiograms 

Course Code

Course Title

Contact Hours

Quarter
Credit
Hours

 

Concentration Requirements

 

 

 

BUS107

College & Career Success Skills

 

40

4.0

CIT100

Word Processing I

 

40

3.0

CIT105

Electronic Communications

 

40

3.0

MED100

Medical Terminology I

 

40

4.0

MED105

Medical Terminology II

 

40

4.0

MED110

Anatomy & Physiology I

 

40

4.0

MED115

Anatomy & Physiology II

 

40

4.0

MED120

Medical Law & Ethics

 

40

4.0

MED130

Diseases & Disorders

 

40

4.0

MED140

Dosage Calculations

 

40

4.0

MED200

Pharmacology

 

40

4.0

MED205

Medical Office Procedures

 

50

4.0

MED210

Basic Clinical Procedures

 

50

4.0

MED225

Coding & Insurance Procedures

 

40

4.0

MED230

Laboratory Procedures

 

50

4.0

MED240

Advanced Clinical Procedures

 

50

4.0

MED250

Medical Computer Applications

 

40

3.0

MED290

Medical Assistant Externship

 

180

6.0

 

 

Total

900

71.0

 

General Education Requirements

 

 

 

GEN101

Speech

 

40

4.0

GEN102

Psychology

 

40

4.0

GEN104

College English

 

40

4.0

GEN106

Culture & Diversity

 

40

4.0

GEN107

Written Communications

 

40

4.0

 

Total

 

200

20.0

 

Grand Total

1,100

91.0