Medical Assistant Program

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The Medical Assistant Program at Iowa Central Community College prepares the student with theory and entry-level competence in the performance of administrative and clinical duties. The diploma program includes two semesters of theory and lab, followed by a 30 day practicum. The program begins in the fall and concludes in the summer. Students must earn a passing grade (as outlined in individual course syllabi) in all Medical Assistant curriculum courses and meet the prerequisites to progress in the program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the graduate is eligible to make application to take the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination. Students may opt to continue their education to obtain an A.A.S. degree in Medical Assisting, completing an addition 13 credit hours of required coursework and 6 credit hours of elective coursework beyond the diploma requirements.

Course Schedule

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAP-542 The Human Body in Health & Disease I
3.0
MAP-322 Examination Room Techniques I
3.5
MAP-221 Medical Laboratory Procedures I
1.5
MAP-115 Medical Office Management I
6.0
HSC-113 Medical Terminology*
2.0
MAP-435 Interpersonal Relations in Healthcare**
2.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAP-555 The Human Body in Health & Disease II
5.0
MAP-325 Examination Room Techniques II
5.0
MAP-226 Medical Laboratory Procedures II
1.5
MAP-120 Medical Office Management II
6.0
 
Total Hours: 17.5

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAP-610 Practicum
3.5
ENG-105 Composition I**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 6.5
 
Medical Assistant Diploma Total Hours: 42.5

*Advanced standing option is available for HSC-113. See Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine or Program Coordinator for more information.

The Medical Assistant Diploma Program may be completed over two years with an individual curriculum plan as determined by the student and Program Coordinator. The following courses may be taken during the first year: HSC-113 and ENG-105.

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Students may opt to continue their education to obtain an A.A.S. degree in Medical Assisting, completing an additional 13 credit hours of required coursework below and 6 credit hours of elective coursework beyond the diploma requirements.

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab
4.0

Elective courses that will be accepted include those courses listed on the ICCC AA sheet, or other relevant courses that receive, prior approval from the Program Coordinator.

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Iowa Community colleges have developed the following Core Performance Standards for all applicants to Health Care Career Programs.  These standards are based upon required abilities that are compatible with effective performance in health care careers.  Applicants unable to meet the Core Performance Standards are responsible for discussing the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the designated institutional office.  To view the full Iowa Core Performance Standards, click here.

Accreditation

Based on the most recently submitted MAERB Annual Report, the Iowa Central Community College Medical Assistant Program has exceeded all Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) established thresholds for outcome assessment in medical assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 100% of program graduates surveyed over the past five years ,indicated satisfaction with the program on the graduate survey.

Coordinator/Advisor

John Hansen
Dean of STEMM
515-574-1245
hansen_j@iowacentral.edu
Emily Holtapp
Associate
515-574-1309
holtapp@iowacentral.edu
Kelly Meyer
Program Coordinator
515-574-1308
meyer_k@iowacentral.edu
Shawna Schuler
Instructor
515-574-1333
schuler@iowacentral.edu
Lindsay Eslick
Compliance Coordinator
515-574-1320
eslick@iowacentral.edu