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Medical Assistant

900 Hours: 45 Weeks
Credential Issued: Certificate

Objectives:
Upon completion of the Medical Assisting program graduates can seek employment as an entry-level Medical Assistant. The graduating student will have the basic skills in both the administrative and clinical procedures of a medical office, hospital, ambulatory, and other healthcare facilities. Graduates will have the skills necessary to work as phlebotomists, EKG technicians, hospital / healthcare facility admissions assistants, hospital department clerks, insurance coders, and chiropractic assistants.

Description:
The program includes training in front office administration, patient interactions and procedures, and back office procedures. Students learn theory and skills, complete various tests and assessments plus an externship.

Prerequisites:
Programs of four hundred fifty (450) or more clock hours or the credit hour equivalent shall administer a basic skills examination to each student who enrolls, unless the student has provided evidence of a high school graduation diploma, general equivalency diploma, or its equivalent.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
– Be at least 18 years of age.
– The student must have parental or guardian consent and signature if less than 18 years old.
– Have a high school diploma or GED
– Have a personal interview.
– Submit a signed enrollment agreement.
– Submit a medical report attesting to good health. There is a fee.

Courses

Course # Course TitleTheory Lab/ClinicExt. Total Hours
HHMA 101 Health Careers Core40 40
HHMA 102 Basic Medical Assisting303060
HHMA 107 HIV/AIDS and Infection Control Procedures 44
HHMA 112 Employment Skills66
HHMA 103 Computer Concepts1020 30
HHMA 109 Medical Coding and Insurance 303060
HHMA 104 Medical Terminology6060
HHMA 105 Anatomy and Physiology6060
HHMA 106 Assisting with Medical Specialties5050 100
HHMA 108 Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants 606020 140
HHMA 110 Medical Office Procedures3030 2080
HHMA 111 Allied Health Clinical Skills303060
HHMA 113 Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant 404080
HHMA 114 Medical Assisting Externship 120 120
Totals 450290 160900

Textbooks
– Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, Text and workbook by Alexandra P. Young, Deborah B. Proctor, 12th Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, ISBN# 978-1-4557-2678-3, 2014
– The Human Body in Health and Illness, Text and workbook by Barbara Herlihy, 5th Edition, Saunders 2014
– Human Diseases by Marianne Neighbors & Ruth Tannehill-Jones, 3rd Edition, Thomas Delmar Learning 2009
– Medical Assisting Administrative and Clinical Competencies by Michelle Blesi, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2011
– ECGs made easy by Barbara Ahlert, RN, BSPA, 4th Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009
– Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting by Booth, Whicker, Wyman, Pugh, Thompson, 3rd Edition, Mc Graw-Hill, 2009
– Phlebotomy Essentials by Ruth E. Mc Call, Cathee M Tankersley, 5th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011
– Phlebotomy: Worktext and Procedures by Robin S. Warekois, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011
– Administrative Procedures for Medical Assisting by Booth, Whicker, Wyman, Pugh, Thompson, 3rd Edition, Mc Graw-Hill, 2009
– Introduction to Health Careers by Sabrina Hutton Edmond, Publisher: Xlibris Corporation, 2011
– Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice by Bruce W. Long, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009
– Medical Transcription Fundamentals by Diane Gilmore, Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009
– ICD-9-CM volumes 1, 2, & 3 Professional and HCPCS Level II Professionals by Carol J. Buck, Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Tuition & Fees
Tuition and other registration fees are due on or before the last day to register for any given semester. Tuition and other registration fees are due on or before the last day to register for any given semester. Students should consult the Academic Calendar regarding the registration deadline. Students will not be officially enrolled in Healing Hands Institute until all fees are fully paid. Any students owing money to Healing Hands Institute, regardless of the debt, will not be permitted to register.
The selection process of Healing Hands Institute will allow for admission of students on the basis of the applicants’ academic credentials in addition to a review of all the information contained in the application, both academic and personal. For that reason, applicants may also submit letters of recommendation in order to give Healing Hands Institute a complete picture of the applicant, as a student and as a person.
Admissions requirements to specific graduate programs may vary – students should refer to the program descriptions found in the Catalog for additional information.
Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Institute. An applicant’s total undergraduate record including grades, educational objective and pattern of courses completed, as well as personal and professional goals will be considered.

Payment Methods
Financial Aid Advisement
The school is not accredited or approved for Title IV funding. The school does not offer Financial Aid. The admissions representative provides information about payment plans. Advisement includes determining if the individual wants to pay in full or make a deposit and pay the balance in installments. Tuition and fees may be paid by credit card, check, or money order at the Administration Department. On or before the last day of the Registration Period, the students should have either

– paid in full
– or paid a deposit of $100.00 or more and elected to participate in the Payment Plan that allows students to pay in installments.

Those students who choose to pay in installments during the semester must do so according to the Payment Plan, with a minimum deposit of $100.00 and the rest paid in installments with no interest charges, payable on Installment Due Dates, as set forth by each individual student. All installments must be paid one month prior to the end of the semester. All late payments will have a penalty of $25 late fee charge to the account.

 

Retention Rates

 2013 - 2014  2014 -2015 2015 - 2016 
Students RetentionStudentsRetentionStudentsRetention
Total 12100%19100%8100%

 

Placement Rates

 2013 - 2014 2014 - 20152015 - 2016
Placement RatePlacement RatePlacement Rate
Total N/A79% N/A