rasmussen.edu | 888-5-RASMUSSEN SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES 34 ALL CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY ADDENDUM Medical Assisting | DIPLOMA Knowledge Credit Self-Directed Assessment Available CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Medical Assistant • Medical Office Administrative Assistant OBJECTIVE The objectives of this program are to prepare students to become valuable members of a healthcare team by supporting and assisting providers in delivering effective and efficient quality healthcare services, and to prepare students who are proficient in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavioral) learning behaviors for entry-level medical assistant positions. Graduates of the program will value the critical thinking, effective communication, diversity-awareness skills, and medical ethics as they pertain to the medical assisting career. ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants to the Medical Assisting Diploma program must have passed at least 8 credits or more of designated coursework applicable to the Medical Assisting Diploma program, prior to acceptance to the Medical Assisting Diploma program. The credits may either be transferred to the Medical Assisting Diploma program, following the Rasmussen transfer policy, or be completed at Rasmussen University. Students meeting all other acceptance requirements and coming from an employer based medical assisting apprenticeship program, may be exempted from the eight- credit coursework requirement. At the end of the quarter in which the student has passed 8 credits or more of designated coursework and meets all the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress in the most recently attended program of enrollment, the student may request to transfer to the Medical Assisting Diploma program. All Medical Assisting Diploma acceptance requirements must be met to transfer. The student’s advisor will assist the student in completing the program transfer. DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION COURSES B080 Reading and Writing Strategies 4 B095 Combined Basic and Intermediate Algebra 4 Note: Florida students take B087 Practical Math instead of B095 Combined Basic and Intermediate Algebra. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Lower Division Communication (Required course) 4 COM1002 Introduction to Communication+ Math / Natural Sciences (Required course) 4 PHA1500 Structure and Function of the Human Body+ Social Sciences (Required course) 4 PSY1012 General Psychology+ See page 98 for General Education Course Selections. CORE COURSES Lower Division E242 Career Development+ 2 HSA2264 Administrative Medical Assistant Practices 3 HSC1531 Medical Terminology 4 HSC2641 Medical Law and Ethics 4 MEA1350 Fundamentals in Clinical Techniques 6 MEA1460 Clinical Laboratory Applications and Diagnostic Procedures I 6 MEA1570 Clinical Laboratory Applications and Diagnostic Procedures II 6 MEA2820 Medical Assisting Capstone 2 MEA2895 Medical Assistant Experiential Externship1 6 General Education Credits 12 Core Credits 39 Total Diploma Credits 51 + Self-directed assessment available; see page 178 for details. The Medical Assisting Diploma program is not available at the Mokena/Tinley Park, IL; Lake Elmo/Woodbury, MN, Moorhead, MN; North Orlando, FL; or Kansas or North Dakota campuses. The Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Aurora/Naperville (with an off-campus ABHES approved instructional site in Mokena/Tinley Park), Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet campuses in Illinois; the Fort Myers, Ocala, Central Pasco, and Tampa/Brandon campuses in Florida; the Green Bay and Wausau campuses in Wisconsin; and the Bloomington, Eagan, Hennepin/Anoka, Mankato, and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, North Falls Church, VA 22043, 703-917-9503. Graduates of the Medical Assisting Diploma program offered at campuses listed in the ABHES accreditation statement above meet the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Graduates of the Medical Assisting Diploma meet the educational requirements to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification awarded by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). The Medical Assisting Diploma is not designed to prepare graduates for any other professional certifications or licenses. The Medical Assisting Diploma Program meets or exceeds the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in the states as displayed below. Not all states require licensure or certification for this profession. “Meets” means that the program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification or that there is no license or certification. “Does Not Meet” means that the programs do not meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification. “Undetermined” means that Rasmussen was unable to determine, after reasonable efforts, whether the programs meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification. • Meets: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY • Does Not Meet: None • Undetermined: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands Each state determines its own requirements for licensure or certification as a medical assistant. In many states, the minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent, but employers may value educational attainment beyond the high school level. Other eligibility requirements may apply, including experience working in an allied health setting. Please check with state agencies in your state for further details as requirements may change at any time. All Medical Assisting students are required to attend the Rasmussen Externship meeting conducted by the Program Coordinator as well as a site orientation (if required by the site) prior to being eligible to begin the externship. This program requires specific immunizations prior to professional practice experience. Medical Assisting students must receive the first injection of the Hepatitis B immunization series by the end of week two in the Fundamentals in Clinical Techniques course. Prior to the student beginning their externship, the full three-injection series of the Hepatitis B immunization and all other program- required immunizations must be completed. In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, Florida, Illinois, and Wisconsin campus applicants must successfully pass a background check through Rasmussen University’s chosen third- party vendor. In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, Minnesota campus applicants at every campus except the Hennepin/Anoka campus must successfully pass a background check through the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, Hennepin/Anoka, MN, campus applicants to this program must successfully pass two background checks—one through Rasmussen University’s chosen third-party vendor and one through the Minnesota Department of Human Services. An additional background check may also be required during active enrollment prior to practicum or clinical placement depending on site requirements. Medical Assisting students must successfully complete all Medical Assisting competencies before they will be eligible for graduation. Developmental Education courses do not count toward total program credits, and are not calculated in GPA. Students must demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Developmental Education courses through a Rasmussen University entrance placement exam, approved exemption based on previously completed coursework, or by passing Developmental Education courses. This program contains online, residential and blended courses.