MAT 100 Medical Admin. Procedures I
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion)/Online Contact Hours: 3 This course is an orientation to the field of medicine, the medical assistant profession and the responsibilities of a health care team member. Basic administrative procedures utilized in ambulatory care settings are introduced along with communication techniques and legal and ethical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Medical Assistant Technology Program or permission of Program Director. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced. Corequisite: MAT 112.
MAT 106 Medical Clinical Procedures I
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course provides a theoretical and practical orientation to basic clinical procedures and fundamental principles utilized in the medical office/clinic setting. Topics include aseptic technique and infection control, patient care and diagnostic screening procedures routinely utilized in a medical practice. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced. Corequisite: MAT 109.
MAT 109 Medical Clinical Procedures II
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 Theoretical and practical application of additional skills: patient assessment, assist with routine and specialized examinations/treatments, safety and first aid, and electrocardiography, respiratory and radiography responsibilities. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced. Corequisite: MAT 106.
MAT 112 Medical Term/Anat Systems I
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 2 This course includes the study of the basic structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms and plurals as they pertain to various body systems. The anatomy and general function of body systems will also be emphasized. The goal of the course is to build a professional vocabulary and apply the knowledge gained to medical source documents. Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Technology Program or permission of Program Director. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced. Corequisite: MAT 100.
MAT 200 Medical Admin. Procedures II
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 3 This course is a continuation of Medical Administrative Procedures I, covering more complex administrative functions in the medical office/clinic setting (i.e., financial management). Prerequisite: MAT 100 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: MAT 210.
MAT 205 Laboratory Procedures
3-1-4 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course is designed to provide the theoretical basis and practical application for performing clinical laboratory procedures in the medical office/clinical setting. Topics include specimen collection and processing. Manual and automated techniques will be utilized. Prerequisite: MAT 100, MAT 106, MAT 109, MAT 112 are REQUIRED.
MAT 206 Medical Computer Applications
3-1-2 (Lecture/Standard Lab)/Blended Contact Hours: 3 In this course, the student will be exposed to medical office software systems and electronic medical records. The student will work with patient demographics, insurance processes (coding and billing), and preparation of reports commonly utilized in an ambulatory setting, as well as having exposure to the set-up and usage of an electronic medical records system. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MAT 210 or permission of the program director is REQUIRED.
MAT 207 Pharm for Medical Assisting
2-1-2 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 3 This course is designed to provide the theoretical and practical basis for the administration of medications, identification of commonly administered drugs, their uses and effects on the body and their interaction with other prescription and non-prescription drugs. Specifics of drug therapy in adults, children and the elderly are addressed. Oral and parenteral medication administration will be discussed and practiced. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MAT 100, MAT 106, MAT 109, and MAT 112 or consent of Department Chair REQUIRED. Corequisite: MAT 209.
MAT 209 Human Disease
1-0-0 (Online) Contact Hours: 1 This course is an overview of common diseases that affect the human body, diagnostic/treatment modalities, patient instruction/education and identification of community resources. Prerequisites: Successful completion of MAT 100, MAT 106, MAT 109, and MAT 112 are REQUIRED. Corequisite: MAT 207.
MAT 210 Medical Term/Anat. Systems II
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 2 Continues the study of word structure, system structure, and system function that was begun in Medical Terminology and Anatomical Systems I. Prerequisite: MAT 112 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: MAT 200.
MAT 223 Medical Assistant Seminar
1-1-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 1 Through presentation and group interaction, the student will explore the learning achieved in the MAT program with emphasis on the externship experience. The goal of the course is to put the acquired learning into the perspective of the work place. Prerequisite: MAT 200, MAT 205, MAT 210, MAT 218 are REQUIRED. Corequisite: MAT 274.
MAT 230 MAT Certification Board Review
1-1-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 1 This course is designed to provide students graduating from a CAAHEP Accredited Medical Assistant Program and practicing Medical Assistants with proper credentials, the testing materials similar to the National Certification Examination. This course will help prepare the student to take the examination under the stress that is inherent in this type of situation. It is also designed to clear up any myths concerning the certification examination. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a CAAHEP Accredited Medical Assistant Program or practicing Medical Assistant proper credentials.
MAT 274 MAT Externship
4-0-0 (Field Experience) Contact Hours: 4 This course covers a review and rotation sequence of practical experience in the office of qualified physician(s) and/or accredited hospital/clinic ambulatory care setting. Administrative and Clinical practice are performed under the supervision of the physician preceptor and/or assigned staff member and college faculty. Prerequisite: MAT 200, MAT 205, MAT 210, MAT 218 or consent of Department Chair is REQUIRED. Corequisite: MAT 223.