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The Medical Assistant Program is designed to provide the students with clinical and administrative skills, which will enable them to perform both front and back-office procedures in medical offices. The administrative skills students will learn include medical ethical issues, medical codes, how to deal with a variety of patients, schedule appointments, complete insurance forms, patient billing, and electronic medical records. Students will learn how to perform the following clinical skills: setup an examination room and assist with general examinations, take vital signs, injections, capillary punctures, venipunctures, perform and evaluate routine laboratory tests. Students will learn how to use these skills and procedures via classroom and clinical hands-on training. The medical assistant graduates will be qualified for entry-level employment in medical offices, various hospital departments, and health-care clinics. They can seek post graduate employment positions as a medical assistant, patient care assistant, patient care technician, medical office receptionist and administrative health assistant.
Delivery Method: Blended Class Delivery
The Medical Assistant program at Texas Health School prepare students for entry-level employment as a competent Medical Assistants via classroom and clinical hands-on training, as well as professional development.
The graduates will utilize the following workplace clinical and administrative skills in a variety of medical facilities:
- Demonstrate knowledge and practice of basic patient-care concepts.
- Application of the principles of pharmacology and prescription management, injections, and knowledge medications.
- Assist with basic surgical procedures and sterilization
- Ability to record vital signs and perform electrocardiograms.
- Ability to provide first aid and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Ability to perform venipuncture and clinical lab procedures
- Responsible behavior as a health care professional
- Preparation for gainful employment as an entry-level Medical Assistant.
- Student will demonstrate basic knowledge regarding administrative skills in scheduling, utilization of program management software, EHR data entry and insurance billing and coding
MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM OUTLINE
Medical Assistant Day Program Information: The Day program is 32 weeks (8-months in length) and the classes are scheduled on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Medical Assistant Evening Program Information: The Evening program is 32 weeks (8-months in length) and the classes are scheduled from Monday through Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
|AP-101B||Anatomy & Physiology||80||8.0|
|MA-101B||Master Student Study Skills||20||2.0|
|HC-100B||Patient Healthcare Applications||10||50||3.5|
|MA-103B||Psychology of Human Relations||30||3.0|
|MA-108B||Introduction to Medical Billing & Coding||15||15||2.0|
|MA-208B||Applied Applications of Medical Billing & Coding||15||15||2.0|
|MA-202B||Medical Office Procedures||10||20||2.0|
|MA-401B||Clinical Laboratory Procedures||10||50||3.5|
|MA-501B||Medical Laboratory Procedures||10||50||3.5|
|MA-502B||Specialty Medical Procedures||10||20||2.0|
|MA-601B||Medical Assistant Externship||180||6.0|
|Total Clock Hours 800||315||305||180||52.0|
Texas Health School is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, COE, a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education
Texas Health School is approved and regulated by:
- Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas
- Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans Education
Texas Health School:
- Is recognized by the United States Department of Education for participation in Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student and Parent Loans)
- Is approved for training of veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code for approved programs by the Texas Workforce Commission including VA vocational rehabilitation programs
A copy of the school’s accreditation, licensure, and approvals are on file and available for review upon written request to the School Director.
Medical Assistant Certifications Available at Texas Health School
Medical Assistants will be able to sit for the Nationally Registered Examinations, one month before their externship begins, through the American Medical Technologists.
- AMT–American Medical Technologists
- NAHPUSA–National Association of Health Professionals
- NRCMA—Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant
- NRCPT—Nationally Registered Certified Phlebotomy Technician
- NRCEKG—Nationally Registered Certified EKG Technician
- NRCAHA—Nationally Registered Certified Administrative Health Asst.
If you are ready to enroll, you must first meet the following requirements
A high school diploma or GED
A Wonderlic Scholastic level exam score of 13
The ability to read and write in English
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