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2022-2023 Catalog 
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MA 196 - Office Practicum

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 1
Off Site Contact Hours Without Faculty: 12
Description: The student will participate in a 180-hour non-paid externship under the direction of a physician and/or the office manager or supervisor. The externship is structured to provide experience in performing administrative and clinical procedures in a physician office, clinic or ambulatory healthcare setting. The student will interact with other healthcare professionals performing and observing skills of a medical assistant. It is an opportunity that will allow a student to apply theory to practice.

Prerequisites: HIT 114  with a minimum grade of 2.0. MA 155  with a minimum grade of 2.0. MA 175  with a minimum grade of 2.0. MA 180  with a minimum grade of 2.0. All students must complete the following prior to registering: background check, drug screen, physical and immunizations.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Course Competencies
  1. Explain the skills of the general, clinical and administrative aspects of medical assisting.
  2. Assess the activities performed and observed while at the practicum site.
  3. Research job opportunities for medical assistants.
  4. Develop a resume and cover letter.
  5. Compile a medical office procedure manual.
  6. Complete the application for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination.
  7. Develop a preparation plan for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination.
  8. Complete a mock Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination.
  9. Apply legal implications.

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