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Medical Assistant (EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Medical Assistants are an integral part of the health care team. The Medical Assistant program prepares you to be a multi-skilled professional who assists in patient care management. The program focus is to ensure development of the critical skills needed to perform clinical, laboratory, and administrative duties. In the ambulatory care setting medical assistants collect patient data, collect and prepare laboratory specimens, and provide patient education related to procedures, medications and diet.

Prerequisite: 8-hour CPR course for Health Care Providers offered by the American Heart Association or 8-hour CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer course offered by the American Red Cross or EMSV1020, BIOL2045 or HLTH1010, ENGL2050, COMM2020 or COMM2050 or COMM2060, HLUC1020 and qualifying score reading, writing, math, computer literacy and keyboarding assessment tests.

Award Outcomes

Analyze Medical Assistant Knowledge to deliver quality health care to the patient in the ambulatory care setting.

Complete Required American Association Medical Assistant Competencies.

Demonstrate the role and responsibilities of the medical assistant as a member of the health care team.

Apply accurate oral and written communication skills.

Utilize effective critical thinking skills.

Value legal and ethical obligations within the medical assistant scope of practice.

Career Opportunities

By the year 2020, one out of four Americans will be age 65 or older. With both an aging population and workforce, the demand for health care professionals will continue to increase. As professionals with knowledge in three areas of patient care (clinical, laboratory and administrative procedures), Medical Assistants are in high demand throughout the health care industry. The program can also serve as a stepping stone to other health care careers, such as Emergency Medical Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, and physician’s assistant, which all require further training.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 44 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

HLTH1010Anatomy and Physiology

4

 

HLTH1020Disease Conditions

3

HLUC1020Medical Terminology

2

MAST1015Medical Assistant Administrative I

3

MAST1020Lab I

4

MAST1030Clinical Procedures I

4

MAST1045Pharmacology

3

 

MAST1060Documentation for Health Care Professionals

2

or

MAST2000Fundamentals of Radiographic Imaging

2

or

HLTH1000Introduction to Health Careers

3

or

HLTH2001Nutrition and Health

2

 

MAST2015Medical Assistant Administrative II

3

MAST2021Lab II

2

MAST2035Clinical Procedures II

5

MAST2041Practicum

6

EMSV1155Phlebotomy Techniques

3

General Education Required 16 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

or

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

 

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

 

PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

 

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence - Full-Time

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

Pre-Medical Assistant Requirements

All Pre-Medical Assistant courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Accuplacer Computer Literacy Test Score of 70%+

or

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

 

Keyboarding score of 25 nwpm

or

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

 

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

or

Current CPR for Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer

 

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Score of 41+

or

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

or

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

 

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

HLTH1010Anatomy and Physiology

4

 

Choose one of the following COMM Courses:

COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

 

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

HLUC1020Medical Terminology

2

Total Credits  16

* Students must have a cleared criminal background study.  Contact MN Department of Human Services, 651-431-2000, with questions.

*Completed immunization form.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HLTH1020Disease Conditions

3

MAST1015Medical Assistant Administrative I

3

MAST1020Lab I

4

MAST1030Clinical Procedures I

4

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1155Phlebotomy Techniques

3

MAST1045Pharmacology

3

MAST2015Medical Assistant Administrative II

3

MAST2021Lab II

2

MAST2035Clinical Procedures II

5

Total Credits  16

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

(recommended)

 

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HLTH1000Introduction to Health Careers

3

or

HLTH2001Nutrition and Health

2

or

MAST1060Documentation for Health Care Professionals

2

or

MAST2000Fundamentals of Radiographic Imaging

2

 

MAST2041Practicum

6

(Only online courses can be taken during this semester.)

Total Credits  8

General Information

• The Hennepin Technical College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, P: 727-210-2350, F: 727-210-2354, E: mail@caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

• All Medical Assistant students must earn a grade of C in all MAST courses to continue.  If a student earns less than a C in a MAST course or drops a course (earning a W), the course may be repeated one time only.• Current CPR for Health Care Provider, Professional Rescuer or EMSV1020 CPR/First Aide required before enrolling in MAST2041 Practicum.

• Students are required to complete a 240 hour unpaid practicum.

• The approximate books and supplies cost for MAST is $1,800.

• Students must complete the Medical Assistant program in 4 years.  The 4-year timeline begins with the first semester MAST courses.

• Grading scale used in MAST courses:

93-100%  = A

86-92%    = B

80-85%    = C

75-79%    = D

< 74%     = F

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Criminal Background Studies

Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with children, patients, and residents at a health or child care facility licensed by the State of Minnesota must have a background study conducted by the state.  Individuals with specified felony convictions are prohibited from having direct contact with children, patients, and residents of licensed facilities.  Anyone refusing to cooperate in the criminal background study cannot participate in coursework that requires direct contact with children, patients or residents.  Students who are disqualified from having direct patient/resident/child contact will not be able to participate in coursework which includes a practical experience.  Therefore, completion of coursework for the program major will not be possible without documentation of a cleared background study.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Recommended Electives:

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

 

Other Electives:

ARTS2000Elements of Design

3

ARTS2120Photographic Arts

3

ARTS2130Digital Photography I

3

BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2215Human Physiology

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL2200Introduction to Cinema

3

LANG2000American Sign Language/Deaf Culture I

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

PHIL2000Introduction to Logic

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2500World Religions

3

PHIL2600Environmental Ethics

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/26/2018 : BP / EP 7809

Semester Sequence - Part-Time

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

Pre-Medical Assistant Requirements

All Pre-Medical Assistant courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Accuplacer Computer Literacy Test Score of 70%+

or

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

 

Keyboarding score of 25 nwpm

or

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

 

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

or

Current CPR for Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer

 

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Score of 41+

or

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

or

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

 

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

HLTH1010Anatomy and Physiology

4

 

Choose one of the following COMM Courses:

COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

 

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

HLUC1020Medical Terminology

2

Total Credits  16

* Students must have a cleared criminal background study.  Contact MN Department of Human Services, 651-431-2000, with questions.

*Completed immunization form.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HLTH1020Disease Conditions

3

MAST1015Medical Assistant Administrative I

3

Total Credits  6

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MAST1045Pharmacology

3

MAST2015Medical Assistant Administrative II

3

Total Credits  6

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

(recommended)

 

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1155Phlebotomy Techniques

3

MAST1020Lab I

4

MAST1030Clinical Procedures I

4

Total Credits  11

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MAST2021Lab II

2

MAST2035Clinical Procedures II

5

Total Credits  7

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MAST1060Documentation for Health Care Professionals

2

or

MAST2000Fundamentals of Radiographic Imaging

2

or

HLTH1000Introduction to Health Careers

3

or

HLTH2001Nutrition and Health

2

 

MAST2041Practicum

6

(Only online courses can be taken during this semester.)

Total Credits  8

General Information

• The Hennepin Technical College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, P: 727-210-2350, F: 727-210-2354, E: mail@caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

• All Medical Assistant students must earn a grade of C in all MAST courses to continue.  If a student earns less than a C in a MAST course or drops a course (earning a W), the course may be repeated one time only.• Current CPR for Health Care Provider, Professional Rescuer or EMSV1020 CPR/First Aide required before enrolling in MAST2041 Practicum.

• Students are required to complete a 240 hour unpaid practicum.

• The approximate books and supplies cost for MAST is $1,800.

• Students must complete the Medical Assistant program in 4 years.  The 4-year timeline begins with the first semester MAST courses.

• Grading scale used in MAST courses:

93-100%  = A

86-92%    = B

80-85%    = C

75-79%    = D

< 74%     = F

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Criminal Background Studies

Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with children, patients, and residents at a health or child care facility licensed by the State of Minnesota must have a background study conducted by the state.  Individuals with specified felony convictions are prohibited from having direct contact with children, patients, and residents of licensed facilities.  Anyone refusing to cooperate in the criminal background study cannot participate in coursework that requires direct contact with children, patients or residents.  Students who are disqualified from having direct patient/resident/child contact will not be able to participate in coursework which includes a practical experience.  Therefore, completion of coursework for the program major will not be possible without documentation of a cleared background study.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Recommended Electives:

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

 

Other Electives:

ARTS2000Elements of Design

3

ARTS2120Photographic Arts

3

ARTS2130Digital Photography I

3

BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2215Human Physiology

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2070Cyber Culture - On Hold - 9/27/18

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL2200Introduction to Cinema

3

LANG2000American Sign Language/Deaf Culture I

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

PHIL2000Introduction to Logic

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2500World Religions

3

PHIL2600Environmental Ethics

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/26/2018 : BP / EP 7809