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Medical Assistant

Median Pay for Medical Assistants
Increase in Medical Assistant Positions by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

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

2017 - 2018 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 CPR Pro/1st Aid for Healthcare Provider 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.

 

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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. 77.78% reflects the percentage of graduates who chose to work in their field.

The Medical Assisting Program at Hocking College has an average retention rate of 65.52% for the past five years. There are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.

 

Calendar Year Admitted

 

Retention

 

Graduate Satisfaction

Employer Satisfaction

Placement

2015

 

69.23%

 

* In Progress

* In Progress

*In Progress

2014

 

75%

 

100%

100%

62.50%

2013

 

68.18%

 

100%

100%

100%

2012

 

53.57%

 

100%

100%

73.33%

2011

 

65.52%

 

100%

100%

73.68%

 

 

 

 

   

 

5 Year %

 

65.52%

 

100%

100%

77.78%

*Current graduating class in progress of completion.

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