Medical Assisting

Program Overview:

This is a college-level program that requires intrinsic motivation, professionalism, and self-determination. This program provides students with opportunities for growth as they become proficient in medical terminology, medical office administration, and a wide range of clinical skills. Students learn techniques for effective management of patient care and providing a safe environment that promotes healing and wellness. Students who successfully complete this course and the required testing will earn a Medical Assisting Endorsement from the State of Utah and the option to test for the National Medical Assistant Certification.

Course Descriptions:

For Concurrent Enrollment Classes see Appendix.

Medical Assisting 1 & 2: Become proficient in medical front office skills such as scheduling appointments and setting up patient records. Learn clinical skills such as measuring vital signs, medical record documentation, and administering EKG. 

MA1100 Medical Terminology: Course format is lecture supplemented with videos and discussion
covering more than 350 medical word roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation,
spelling, and proper usage of medical terms. Medical abbreviations are also introduced. 

Medical Anatomy and Physiology: Learn the structure and function of the systems of the body and how diseases and disorders affect these systems. 

Health Science Capstone: This course is designed to help prepare students for a career in healthcare. The course will help students gain professional skills needed, understand the healthcare system, and attain knowledge required to excel in the healthcare field.

Career Possibilities:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner

Additional Details:

High School Credit:
CTE credit or elective credit: up to 4 credits

Concurrent Enrollment: 3 college credits for Medical Terminology. Student is responsible to register and pay for concurrent enrollment classes at SLCC.

Skills Certification:

Utah State Medical Assistant Endorsement, Utah State Skill Certificate Test(s)

This course is a full year course where students attend every day. GPA of 3.0 is recommended for this course.

In order for students to complete externships, they MUST be a senior while attending the class. Students MUST have completed all required immunizations, background check and urine drug screening.

Costs/Fees for the current school year

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