Medical Assistant Technology

Program Learning Outcomes

Medical Assistant Technology Certificate

1.  Correctly obtain patient history and review of systems during the office visit for the completion of the patient registration process.

2.  Demonstrate correct procedures for collecting vital signs and specimens.
 
3.  Demonstrate competence in the performance of medical assisting skills.
 
4.  Demonstrate correct use of Electronic Medical Records software for documenting patient clinical data.
 
5.  Correctly calculate medication dosages for patients based on weight and medication availability.
 
6.  Interpret and effectively communicate physician's instructions to the patient during the final exit of the clinic.
 
Medical Assistant Technology Associate of Applied Science
 
1.  Correctly obtain patient data, history, and review of systems during the office visit for the completion of the patient registration process.
 
2.  Demonstrate correct use of medical front office equipment.
 
3.  Apply mathematical skills to calculate reimbursement procedures.
 
4.   Demonstrate correct procedures for collecting vital signs and specimens.
 
5.  Demonstrate competence in the performance of medical assisting skills.
 
6.  Demonstrate correct use of Medisoft and Electronic Medical Records software for documenting patient data.
 
7.  Interpret and effectively communicate physician's plan and instructions to the patient during the final exit of the clinic.
 
Medical Office Specialist Certificate
 
1.  Correctly obtain patient data during the office visit for the completion of the patient registration process.
 
2.  Apply mathematical skills to calculate reimbursement procedures.
 
3.  Demonstrate correct use of medical front office equipment.
 
4.  Demonstrate correct use of Medisoft software for documenting patient data.
 
5.  Interpret and effectively communicate the physician's plan to the patient during the final exit of the clinic.
 
 

Advisory Committee Members

Olga Gabriel, MPH, Director McAllen Campus, Health Science Center, Texas A & M University, McAllen
Martin Garza, MD, DLC Pediatric Center, Edinburg
Martha Leos, Education Supervisor, Access Esperanza Clinics, McAllen
Delia Martinez, Clinic Administrator, Samuel Garcia, Jr., MD, McAllen
Nereyda Fiala, MA, Samuel Garcia, Jr., MD, McAllen
Debra Franco, South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association

Rose Lucio, Director Texas A&M Health Science Center, McAllen

Faviola Sanchez, Bravo Pediatric and Adult Clinic, Mission

Medical Assistant Technology Certificate

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance 3
POFM 1400 Basic Medical Coding 4
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MDCA 1166 Practicum I 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MDCA 1309
Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants
or Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
3
MDCA 1352 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 3
PLAB 1223 Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants 2
MDCA 1317 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Lifespan Growth and Development
3
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
ECRD 1111 Electrocardiography 1
MDCA 1348 Pharmacology and Administration of Medications 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Speech Communication  
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communications  
Business and Professional Communication  
MDCA 1154 Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review 1
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
MDCA 1167 Practicum II 1
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours42

Medical Office Specialist Certificate

Gainful Employment (https://www.southtexascollege.edu/ge/Medical-Office-Specialist/index.html)

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance 3
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
POFM 1400 Basic Medical Coding 4
MDCA 1166 Practicum I 1
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours16

Medical Assistant Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance 3
POFM 1400 Basic Medical Coding 4
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MDCA 1166 Practicum I 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MDCA 1309
Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants
or Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
3
MDCA 1352 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 3
PLAB 1223 Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants 2
MDCA 1317 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Lifespan Growth and Development
3
 Credit Hours14
Summer
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 3-4
Select one of the following:
 
Anatomy and Physiology I  
Anatomy and Physiology II  
College Algebra  
Contemporary Mathematics  
 Credit Hours3-4
Second Year
Fall
ECRD 1111 Electrocardiography 1
MDCA 1348 Pharmacology and Administration of Medications 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Introduction to Speech Communication  
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communications  
Business and Professional Communication  
MDCA 1154 Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review 1
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
MDCA 1167 Practicum II 1
 Credit Hours12
Spring
Humanities Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I for Non-Spanish Speakers 4
POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding 3
MDCA 2266 CAPSTONE: Practicum III 2
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60-61