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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_MOTM

Campus: Boulder County Campus

Medical Assisting

This area is designed to prepare individuals to work in ambulatory health care facilities in both the administrative and clinical areas. Administrative skills are developed in the areas of medical office procedures, written communications, financial management, insurance billing, International Classification of Diseases - 9th (ICD-9) and 10th (ICD-10) Edition , and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding. Clinical skills include assisting with physical examinations, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures.

The Medical Assistant Program at Front Range Community College, Medical Office Technology department, working with all communities of interest, will provide quality outcomes based education and training in a secure environment conducive to learning in the cognitive (knowledge), affective (behavior), and psychomotor (skills) learning domains.

The Front Range Community College Medical Assisting 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 (MAERB).

Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158

Clearwater, FL 33763

727-210-2350

www.caahep.org

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

HPR 106Law and Ethics for Health Professions

2

HPR 137Human Diseases

4

MOT 110Medical Office Administration

4

MOT 120Medical Office Financial Management

3

MOT 130Insurance, Billing and Coding

3

MOT 136Introduction to Clinical Skills

2

MOT 138Medical Assisting Laboratory Skills

4

MOT 140Medical Assisting Clinical Skills

4

MOT 150Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

3

MOT 183Medical Assistant Internship

4

MOT 289Capstone

1

Medical Terminology Electives

Select 2 credits from the following options:

Course NumberTitleCredits
HPR 208Medical Record Terminology

2

or

HPR 178Medical Terminology

1

and

HPR 285Independent Case Study

1

Total Credit Hours:39

General Education Requirements

English

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

or

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Arts and Humanities

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

A Spanish course is recommended. 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 101General Psychology I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 106Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4

or

BIO 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4

and

BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:16

Electives

6 additional credits of electives must be selected from the Approved General Education Electives List for an A.A.S degree or from the following additional list:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 121Accounting Principles I

4

ACC 122Accounting Principles II

4

BUS 115Introduction to Business

3

BUS 216Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217Business Communication and Report Writing

3

BUS 226Business Statistics

3

CIS 115Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Note: Electives must be selected from the Approved Electives Lists for the AAS degree or from the list of additional courses.

Total Credit Hours: 61

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