Curriculum & Outcomes

  • Medical Assisting – A.A.S.

  • Medical Assisting  -  Certificate of Proficiency

  • Medical Assisting Office Administration - Certificate of Completion

Medical Assisting - Associate of Applied Science Degree

90 Credits

Program Mission: The Medical Assisting AAS degree prepares students for high demand medical office positions including front and back-office positions.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants. The program will provide students with a knowledge base that includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, medical billing and coding, medical office assessments and procedures, patient care and education. Medical Assistants are highly versatile professionals in both clinical and administrative realms. Medical Assistants need to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people including doctors, nurses, clients, medical billing staff, insurance representatives, and pharmacists. The program will culminate the theory, clinical and lab skills in an practicum experience in a physician’s office.

The Lake Washington Institute of Technology Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the America Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 (727) 210-2350

Medical Assisting AAS degree graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • Be prepared to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties
  • Meet CAAHEP Standards in the areas of cognitive and psychomotor skills
  • Be prepared to pass the CMA (AAMA) exam
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

A list of all 124 competencies required of all students graduating from this program is available. Each course syllabus provides its specific competencies.

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BIOL& 175 Human Biology w/Lab 5
MEDA 115 Law & Ethics 3
MEDA 116 Medical Terminology 5
MEDA 118 Exam room & PatientPreparation 5
MEDA 121 Medical Office Skills 5
MEDA 125 Phlebotomy & Bloodborne Pathogens 5
MEDA 129 Pharmacology & MedicalMath 5
MEDA 136 Coding/Billing/Insurance 5
MEDA 139 Assist /c Exam & Administer Medication 5
MEDA 211 Medical Computer Applications 5
MEDA 212 Diagnostic Testing in MedOffice 5
MEDA 214 Disease Conditions/ Community Health 5
MEDA 293 Externship Seminar 2
MEDA 294 Medical Assisting Externship 5
Elective1 5

1Electives - 5 credits

Up to 5 additional credits of which must be in college-level courses as defined by the technical institute or as accpeted as fully transferrable as defined by the state system

Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits

Written Communication 5
Quantitative Reasoning 5
Social Science (PSYC& prefix) 5
Humanities (CMST&) 5
Total Program Credits90

* 5 Credits of any college level course(s)

See  Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

 

Medical Assisting - Certificate of Proficiency

85 Credits

The Medical Assisting certificate prepares the students for high demand medical office positions including front and back office positions. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants. The program will provide students with a knowledge base that includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, medical billing and coding, medical office assessments and procedures, patient care and education. Medical Assistants are highly versatile professionals in both clinical and administrative realms. Medical Assistants need to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people including doctors, nurses, clients, medical billing staff, insurance representatives, and pharmacists. The program will culminate the theory, clinical and lab skills in an practicum experience in a physician’s office.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-235) upon recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the America Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Medical Assisting certificate of proficiency graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • Be prepared to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties
  • Meet CAAHEP Standards in the areas of cognitive and psychomotor skills
  • Be prepared to pass the CMA (AAMA) exam
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills

Please review the list of all 124 competencies required of students graduating from this program. Each course syllabus provides its own specific competencies.

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BIOL& 175 Human Biology w/Lab 5
MEDA 115 Law & Ethics 3
MEDA 116 Medical Terminology 5
MEDA 118 Exam room & PatientPreparation 5
MEDA 121 Medical Office Skills 5
MEDA 125 Phlebotomy & Bloodborne Pathogens 5
MEDA 129 Pharmacology & MedicalMath 5
MEDA 136 Coding/Billing/Insurance 5
MEDA 139 Assist /c Exam & Administer Medication 5
MEDA 211 Medical Computer Applications 5
MEDA 212 Diagnostic Testing in MedOffice 5
MEDA 214 Disease Conditions/ Community Health 5
MEDA 293 Internship Externship 2
MEDA 294 Medical Assisting Externship 5
Elective1 5

1Electives - 5 credits

Up to additional 5 credits which must be in college-level courses as defined by the technical institute or as accepted as fully transferrable by the state system.

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Written Communication 5
Quantitative Reasoning 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
Total Program Credits85

* 5 Credits of any college level course(s)

See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

Medical Assisting Office of Administration - Certificate of Completion

30 Credits

The Medical Assisting Office Administration certificate will prepare students with the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain entry-level positions as front office assistants and general clerical support in medical settings. The certificate of completion will include basic medical office skills, medical terminology, medical law, billing & insurance coding skills, and medical computer skills.:

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BTE 101 Computer Applications 2
MEDA 115 Law & Ethics 3
MEDA 116 Medical Terminology 5
MEDA 121 Medical Office Skills 5
MEDA 136 Coding/Billing/Insurance 5
MEDA 211 Medical Computer App 5
Technical Elective* 5
Total Program Credits30

* 5 Credits of any college level course(s)