May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting Services - Akron

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* This program is no longer actively enrolling new students.

Program Description

The introduction of students to the overall operation of the physician’s office is the basic objective of this program. Students are trained to assist the physician in the examination room, to perform routine laboratory procedures, and to handle financial records, correspondence, insurance forms, and other administrative functions. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students to successfully gain entry-level employment as a medical assistant.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Perform clinical assisting and laboratory procedures.
  2. Create and enter data into different healthcare documents.
  3. Apply legal concepts to the medical practice.
  4. Communicate professionally with patients, coworkers, and providers.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, medical assistant.

Entry Requirement

Students must meet the minimally required score on the entrance assessments to be eligible to enroll in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting Services.

Program Delivery – Akron location only

The Medical Assisting Services program is delivered on-ground. Several courses, however, including all general education courses are available online. The courses marked with a hashtag (#) may be taken in an online format.

Program Content

A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses

All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

◊8.00 semester credit hours are required. (6.00 of these semester credit hours will satisfy general education science requirement)

Required Clinical Courses

All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

General Education Requirements #

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education (◊includes 6.0 credit hours from Anatomy and Physiology listed in above required) distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

◊Science Semester Credit Hours are satisfied through Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed above.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required in addition to PD 211 .

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