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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

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Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Hocking Medical Assistant program provides students with the knowledge to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Medical Assistants are the only allied health professional specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics and group practices.  These multi-skilled personnel can perform administrative and clinical procedures.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program showed 100% graduate satisfaction rating over the past five years. Employers who have employed Hocking College Medical Assistant graduates showed 100% satisfaction rate over the past five years. 

Medical Assistant Responsibilities

Medical management responsibilities include:

  • Computer applications
  • Patient reception
  • Schedule, coordinate and monitor appointments
  • Establish, organize and maintain patient medical records
  • Coding and processing insurance claims
  • Patient transactions, billing and bookkeeping
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services

Medical clinical responsibilities include:

  • Measuring vital signs
  • Assisting with examinations
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Assisting with minor office surgery
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
  • Taking medical histories
  • Running electrocardiograms
  • Laboratory testing in urinalysis, hematology and microbiology
  • Explaining treatment procedures to a patient
  • Drawing blood
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings

 


Outcomes of this Program

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant:

  • Performs a wide range of clinical skills to promote care of patients and families effectively.
  • Conducts patient education to ensure continuity of care.
  • Directs office business by performing a variety of administrative duties.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, doctors, patients, community, and other medical personnel.
  • Maintains professional skills and attitudes with colleagues and patients.
  • Maintains, coordinates and documents policies and procedures for office. 

Additional Outcomes

 


Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant

Total Credit Hours:
64.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,742.00

Class Hours: 50.0
Lab Hours: 62.0

Total Credit Hours:
64.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,742.00

Class Hours: 50.0
Lab Hours: 62.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MA-1100 Basic Clinical Assisting Procedures 4.00 3.00 5.00 $115.00
  MA-1102 Medical Office Procedures I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $75.00
  HLTH-1101 Medical Terminology 2.00 0.00 2.00 $20.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MA-1112 Medical Law and Ethics 2.00 0.00 2.00 $10.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
    Totals 15.00 5.00 17.00 $350.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MA-1110 Family Practice Assisting Procedures 4.00 3.00 5.00 $115.00
  MA-1221 Medical Management Computerization 1.00 3.00 2.00 $110.00
  MA-2224 Pharmacology for Med Assistants 5.00 0.00 5.00 $10.00
  BIOS-1112 The Human Organism 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
    Totals 13.00 8.00 16.00 $405.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MA-2200 Advanced Clinical Assisting Procedures 3.00 3.00 4.00 $110.00
  MA-2206 Computer Applications-Medical Assisting 1.00 3.00 2.00 $115.00
  MA-2203 Medical Assistant Practicum I 1.00 16.00 3.00 $60.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  EM-1134 Basic Life Support (CPR) / BFA 0.00 3.00 1.00 $110.00
    Totals 10.00 27.00 16.00 $592.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MA-2220 Medical Laboratory Procedures 3.00 3.00 4.00 $150.00
  MA-2225 Case Studies in Medical Assisting 2.00 0.00 2.00 $50.00
  MA-2204 Med Assistant Practicum II 1.00 16.00 3.00 $60.00
  MA-2222 Medical Office Procedures II 2.00 3.00 3.00 $95.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 11.00 22.00 15.00 $395.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 15.00 Lab Hours: 5.00 Cost: $350.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 13.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $405.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 27.00 Cost: $592.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 22.00 Cost: $395.00

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A Career as a Medical Assistant Makes for a Healthy Future


Medical Assistant DegreeJob placement for this program is approximately 90 to 95 percent upon graduation.

The Medical Assistant program prepares graduates for entry-level careers in ambulatory health care settings such as medical offices and clinics, and provides the student with a background sufficient for growth and advancement in the medical assisting profession. 

Entry-level jobs include Certified Medical Assistant, either clinical, administrative or both; Phlebotomist*; or Electrocardiograph Technician*.

*Some employers require additional certification for this position

 

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A Degree in Medical Assisting is HIRED EDUCATION

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Program at Hocking College showed 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years. Employers who have employed Hocking College Medical Assistant graduates showed 100% satisfaction rate over the past five years.

The Job market for Medical Assisting is excellent. 88.00% reflects the percentage of graduates who chose to seek employment in their field.

The Medical Assisting Program at Hocking College has an average retention rate of 65.35% for the past five years. There are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited Medical Assistant programs are eligible to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant CMA (AAMA) exam. The MAERB Annual report for 2017 indicated an 84.44% passage rate for those who chose to take the exam.  The percentage far exceeds the 60.00% threshold set forth by MAERB.

Calendar Year Admitted

 

Retention

 

Graduate Satisfaction

Employer Satisfaction

Placement

2016

 

71.43%

 

*In Progress

*In Progress

*In Progress

2015

 

61.54%

 

100%

100%

100%

2014

 

75%

 

100%

100%

68.75%

2013

 

68.18%

 

100%

100%

93.33%

2012

 

53.57%

 

100%

100%

100%

 

 

 

 

   

 

5 Year %

 

65.35%

 

100%

100%

88%

*Current graduating class in progress of completion.

Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant:

  • Performs a wide range of clinical skills to promote care of patients and families effectively.
  • Conducts patient education to ensure continuity of care.
  • Directs office business by performing a variety of administrative duties.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, doctors, patients, community, and other medical personnel.
  • Maintains professional skills and attitudes with colleagues and patients.
  • Maintains, coordinates and documents policies and procedures for office.
Download 2017-2018 Data

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2017 - 2018 N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A
2014 - 2015 N/A
2013 - 2014 N/A

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates for the program are listed below.

Academic Year Graduation Rate
2017 - 2018 N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

Employment Rates

Employment rates of Hocking College Graduates are determined by results of the Graduate Survey given six months after graduation (number employed in field / number of responses within the program). The rates include those graduates employed both part-time and full-time in their field of study. A N/A response indicates that 1) the survey results are not analyzed or 2) There were no survey respondents.
 
For information about national and state employment rates, please go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics site.
 
Academic Year Employment Rates
(by industry)

Employment Rates
(by Hocking College Graduates)

2017 - 2018 N/A N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A N/A

  

Accreditation Affiliate

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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