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2006-2007
Medical Assistant
Certificate
Curriculum code 1455

General Information                    Health Sciences Web site


Required Courses
(41 credit hours)
The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students may also complete the program through part-time enrollment.

A student may transfer credits from the Medical Assistant program into the Health Information Technology, Coding Specialist or Medical Transcription programs. A student may also complete the Phlebotomy certificate program by completing PHB-112.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please see the course descriptions that are linked from each course.

Suggested Full-Time Schedule
First Semester

13 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BIO-115

5

Anatomy and Physiology For scheduling information for these courses, please consult the college class schedule
MRT-130

1

Computers in Allied Health   
MRT-110

3

Medical Terminology  
MOA-130

2

Law and Ethics in Health Care  
Elective

2

Choose from: PEH-170, 171, 172; MRT-120; REC-101; PHB-112   
Total: 13

Second Semester
12 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-140

3

Medical Office Administration Prerequisites: MRT-110 and MRT-130
MOA-142

2

Medical Office Finance Systems Prerequisites: MRT-110 and MRT-130
MRT-119

1

Insurance Reimbursement Procedures Prerequisites: MOA-142 OR MRT-117 and MRT-118
PHB-110

6

Principles and Practices of Phlebotomy The medical assisting externship must be completed within one year of completing PHB-110
Total: 12

Third Semester
12 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-115

4

Clinical Laboratory Procedures Prerequisites; BIO-115 and MRT-110 OR PHB-110
Complete externship (MOA 155) within one year of completing MOA-115
MOA-147

6

Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures Prerequisites: BIO-115; MOA-130 and MOA-140
Complete externship (MOA-155) within one year of completing MOA-147
MOA-144

2

Pharmacology-Principles/Applications Prerequisite: MOA-140
Complete externship (MOA-155) within one year of completing MOA-144
Total: 12

Fourth Semester
4 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-155

3

Medical Assistant Externship Prerequisites: MOA-115; MOA-142; MOA-144; MOA-147; MRT-119; PHB-110
Corequisite: MOA-156
Complete externship within one year of completing clinical courses; MOA-155, MOA-144, MOA-147
MOA-156

1

Medical Assistant Seminar Corequisite: MOA-155
Total: 4

Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific certificate; minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in the courses required for the certificate; at least 50 percent of the certificate hours must be completed at Moraine Valley; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

For More Information

Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu

Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising

Program Coordinators
Janet Edman
Office: B150
edmanj@morainevalley.edu

Mary O'Malley-Absalon
Office:  B150

o'malley-absalon@morainevalley.edu

 

  

Department Chairperson
Sue Phelan
Office: A240
(708) 974-5743
phelan@morainevalley.edu

   
  

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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