Jul 19, 2019  
2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog 
2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Advanced Practice Medical Assisting AAS: Full-time

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Plan of Study 2018-2019

The following is a plan of requirements to complete this Associate of Applied Science degree in 3 years. Each student’s experience will vary slightly, as this plan does not include transfer work, Advanced Placement (AP), or other institutions’ concurrent enrollment credits. Math and English placement will be based on the student’s Accuplacer/ACT/SAT scores. If developmental courses are required, they should be taken in the student’s first semester.

NOTE: This plan assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with the Academic Program Advisor and consult DegreeWorks for specific degree requirements.

First Year

 Fall Semester (12 credits)   Spring Semester (16 credits)
☐ ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (EN)  -  3 credits     MA 1200 Medical Office Management  -  2 credits         
☐ MA 1100 Medical Terminology  -  3 credits      MA 1210 Practical Medical Office Mgt  -  3 credits   
MA 1011 Applied Math for Medical Assistants (QS)  -  3 credits    MA 1400 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting  -  2 credits   
MA 1420 Clinical Pathology I  -  3 credits    MA 1410 Practical Fundamentals of Medical Assisting  -  3 credits   
    MA 1520 Clinical Pathology II  -  3 credits   
    MA 1300 Clinical Pharmacology  -  3 credits   
► Progress Check: Log in and check your Degree Audit via MySLCC   ► Progress Check: Meet with Academic Program Advisor  

 Second Year

 Fall Semester (13 credits)   Spring Semester (14 credits)
☐ MA 1310 Medical Math & Admin Meds  -  2 credits          MA 2600 Medical Sciences II  -  2 credits       
MA 1600 Medical Science I  -  2 credits    MA 2610 Practical Medical Sciences II  -  3 credits   
MA 1610 Practical Medical Science I  -  3 credits    MA 2700 Application of Limited Radiology  -  2 credits   
MA 1700 Introduction to Limited Radiology  -  2 credits    MA 2710 Practical Application of Limited Radiology  -  1 credits   
MA 1710 Practical Application of Limited Radiology  -  1 credits    COMM 1010 Elements of Effective Communication (CM)  -  3 credits    
MA 2300 Medical Coding & Insurance  -  3 credits    LE 1220 Human Relat.-Career Dev (SS, HR)  -  3 credits    
► Progress Check: Log in and check your Degree Audit via MySLCC   ► Progress Check: Apply for Graduation

Third Year

Fall Semester (9 credits)    
MA 2400 Electronic Health Records  -  2 credits         
PSY 1100 Lifespan Human Growth and Development (SS)  -  3 credits        
MA 2810 Medical Assistant Practicum  -  4 credits       

Advising Notes

  • The MA program starts a new cohort of 20 students every Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Students will take MA courses full-time. Students must complete the planned curriculum in sequential order without interruption. Attendance is mandatory for both theory and clinical sections. All MA clinical classes must be successfully completed at 80% or better and MA lecture classes must be successfully completed at 74% or better. Students are allowed two attempts for successful completion of the courses. All students in the MA program must complete a 200-hour practicum without pay after successful completion of all MA courses.
  • Classes are integrated theory and practical. Students are required to pass both components to receive a grade for medical assistant classes.
  • The student must complete all course competencies within the required time frame and at a specific degree of accuracy. If the student cannot pass all competencies required by the department, they will be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • Students are allowed to take a course two times before they are asked to withdraw from the MA program.
  • Students are required to successfully complete all courses before placement into the student’s practicum site.