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2011-2012
Medical Assistant
Certificate
Curriculum code 1455

General Information                    Health Sciences Web site


Required Courses
(42 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 apply certain credits from the Medical Assistant program into the Health Information Technology, Coding Specialist, Medical Transcription, or Medical Billing programs. A student may also complete the Phlebotomy certificate program by completing PHB-112.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please refer to the catalog.

Suggested Full-Time Schedule
Summer Semester

3 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MRT-110

3

Medical Terminology  
Total: 3

First Semester
14 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BIO-115

5

Anatomy and Physiology  
MRT-130

1

Computers in Allied Health  
MOA-130

2

Law and Ethics in Health Care  
MOA-140

3

Medical Office Administration Credit or enrollment in MRT-110
MOA-142

3

Medical Office Finance Systems Credit or enrollment in BIO-115
Total: 14

Second Semester
13 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-115

4

Clinical Laboratory Procedures Prerequisite: MRT-110 or BIO-115 or PHB-110
MOA-144

3

Pharmacology-Principles/Applications Prerequisite: MOA-130 and MOA-142
MOA-147

6

Medical Assistant Clinic Procedures Prerequisite: MOA-140 and MOA-142
Total: 13

Third Semester
10 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-155

3

Medical Assistant Externship Prerequisite: MOA-115, MOA-144, and MOA-147
Corequisite: Registration in MOA-156
MOA-156

1

Medical Assistant Seminar Prerequisite: Registration or credit in PHB-110
Corequisite: Registration in MOA-155
PHB-110

6

Principles and Practices of Phlebotomy  
Total: 10

Fourth Semester
2 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
Elective

2

Choose from:PHB-111;
PHB-112; General Education Core/A.A.S. degree PEH-170, 171, 172; REC-101; RES-200;
 
Total: 2

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 Coordinator
Mary O'Malley-Absalon
Office: B217
(708) 608-4123
o'malley-absalon@morainevalley.edu

 

Department Chairperson
Sue Phelan
Office: B205
(708) 974-5743
phelan@morainevalley.edu

Internship Coordinator
Janet Edman

Office: B150
(708) 974-5602 ext. 2155
edmanj@morainevalley.edu
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Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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