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2014-2015
Medical Assistant
Certificate
Curriculum code 1455

General Information                    Health Sciences Web site


Required Courses
(44 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
16
Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BIO-115

5

Anatomy and Physiology  
IMS-115 3 Microsoft Office I  
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: 16

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

The medical assistant externship (MOA 155) must be completed within one semester of completing MOA 147. MOA 155 must be completed within one year of completing MOA-115 and MOA-144.
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 present, Moraine Valley Community College does not accept Medical Assistant transfer credit; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

The Moraine Valley Community College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

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
LoShay Willis

Office: B215
Telephone:(708) 608-4327
willisl26@morainevalley.edu

Clinical Coordinator for the Medical Assistant Program: Karen Kowalski, RN, BSN
Office Location: B150
Telephone: (708) 608-4268
Fax: (708) 974-0185
kowalskik29@morainevalley.edu
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Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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