Medical Assistant Administrative (Front Office)

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for successful entry into the front office position in a medical clinic, health care agency, or physician’s office as a medical assistant. Administrative duties include welcoming patients, maintaining medical records, scheduling appointments, and bookkeeping. This course is an excellent introduction to medical administration, and is one in a  series of classes required to take and pass the California Certified Medical   Assistant exam. This is a hybrid course (classroom and online instruction).

Prerequisite: Employment level English competency in written and verbal communication is required. Must be able to type  25 WPM or more. Free typing test available at OAS. Advanced level ESL and intermediate computer literacy skills are required.

Instructor SectionLocation Class Dates                                           DaysHoursFee               Textbook
BrammerTBDOAS-4  Jan. 31 –  May 30, 2019Th + online9:00 am – 12:00 pm$500           $84
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Medical Assistant Clinical (Back Office)

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for a successful entry into the back office position in a medical clinic, health care agency, or physician’s office as a medical assistant. Clinical duties include recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, assisting the physician during an exam and administering medications as directed. This course is one in a series of classes required to take the California Certified Medical Assistant Exam. Student may choose between traditional and hybrid course (classroom and online instruction).

Prerequisite: Employment level English competency in written and verbal communication is required. Must be able to type  25 WPM or more. Free typing test available at OAS. Advanced level ESL and intermediate computer literacy skills are required.

Instructor SectionLocation Class Dates                                           DaysHoursFee               Textbook
RuzTBDCEC-10Jan.28 – Jun. 3, 2019M, W9:00 am – 12:30 pm$500$75
SpicerTBDCEC-10Jan.31 – May 30, 2019Th+ online5:30 pm – 9:00 pm$500$75

Medical Assistant Externship

This valuable class will give you experience working as an extern in the medical field. The first 4 weeks will be in the classroom and online; the next 10 weeks will be assigned to an externship site.  Externship provides supervised directed practice in a physician’s office or medical clinic and meets California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants certification examination requirements. This experience will emphasize the development of medical front-office and clinical back-office skills with consideration for ethical and legal concepts.  After completing this class, the student will be prepared for an entry-level position in the medical field with basic job skills and professional experience.

Prerequisites: To be eligible to intern a student must have successfully completed both Medical Assistant Administrative (front office)and Medical Assistant Clinical (back office)Also, completion or concurrent enrollment in Medical Terminology is required. If seeking a billing externship, he or she must have successfully completed the Medical Assistant Administrative (front office) and the Medical Billing course.  Students must have a current CPR card and TB and Hep B series immunizations to be eligible to take the class.  OAS is not permitted to send students who have been convicted of a crime (other than a minor traffic violation) to clinical sites unless they obtain a clearance under California law.  All students will be required to go to the authorized Live Scan Site to have fingerprints electronically submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Drug screening may be required during by some clinical sites.

 

Instructor SectionLocation Class Dates                                           DaysHoursFee              
BrammerTBDOAS-4 + ExternshipJan. 29 –  May 16, 2019T, Th1:00 pm – 3:00 pm$300          

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