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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Medical Assistant (Basic)

Advanced Certificate (AC)

Beginning Summer 2016, this program is no longer accepting new students. Please refer to the Medical Assisting program at Malcolm X.

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This Advanced Certificate for Medical Assistant program prepares students to become multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures in a doctor’s office, clinic, hospital or other medical setting.​ 
 

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

359

Funding Options

Offered At

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

  CH

Program Core Requirements

27 CH
Biology
BIOLOGY 120
Terminology For Medical Careers 3
Basic medical vocabulary for allied health professionals and others with minimal background in anatomy and physiology; includes study of the human body systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Health
HEALTH 102
Medical Law & Ethics 3
This course considers the standards of ethical conduct toward patients, colleagues and other members of the medical team. Legal responsibility, professional liability, licensing, contracts, and other applications of law in medicine will be included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program/plan 0421 SP and Grade of C or better in Biology 120.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
HEALTH 103
Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures I 3
This course is designed to introduce students to basic clinical procedures in the medical office assisting field. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Acceptance in the Medical Assistant program/plan 0359 and Grade of C or better in Biology 120.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
HEALTH 104
Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures II 3
This course provides proficiency in performing basic skills and assist with procedures common to the medical practice. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Health 103.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
HEALTH 105
Medical Careers Professional Development 2
This course explores the professional issues that affect the medical assistant. Current trends in education, certification and employment will be discussed and their impact on the practicing medical assistant will be emphasized. Communication skills that will enhance the performance of the medical assistant will also be reviewed. Employment seeking techniques such as resume preparation and interviewing skills will be included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and General Education Math 118 or higher.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
HEALTH 106
Administrative Procedures 3
This course will explore administrative and front office responsibilities in the physician's practice or clinic setting. Emphasis is placed on clerical functions, bookkeeping procedures, preparing special accounting entries, transcription, and processing insurance claims. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Health 103.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
HEALTH 107
Pharmacology 4
This course introduces the student to the basic skills that are performed by the medical assistant in the medical office. The course will emphasize the principles of pharmacology as they relate to medication administration in the medical office and clinic settings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Acceptance into the Medical Assisting program/plan 0359 and Grade of C or better in Biology 120.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
HEALTH 108
Fundamentals of Ambulatory Billing & Coding 3
This course covers performance of coding procedures; application of third party and managed care policies, procedures, and guidelines, including obtaining referrals and pre-certifications; and billing for services, including insurance claim forms and use of a physician's fee schedule. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program/plan 0359 and Grade of C or better in Biology 120.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
HEALTH 251
First Aid 3
Standard American Red Cross course in first aid; principles and practices of first aid for all age levels; safety and accident prevention stressed; First Aid Standard and Advanced certificates awarded to students completing the course successfully. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

  CH

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

6 CH
Health
HEALTH 109
Medical Assisting & Externship Practicum 6
This course requires a minimum of 160 hours of supervised, non-salaried experience in a variety of health care settings. Students will be assigned to clinical sites. This course requires 16 practicum hours per week. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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