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  1. 1. Are You A Match? Do you enjoy working in the healthcare setting? Do you enjoy one on one interaction with others? Do you enjoy learning about the body, how it works, and what happens when a person gets sick and how to treat that illness? Do you enjoy computers and office work?
  2. 2. Program Description The Medical Assisting program is a five term program (including core), full-time, day program offered on both the Moultrie Campus and the Tifton Campus. The students are prepared to work in offices and clinics performing front office administrative skills and back office clinical skills. Students are required to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA through AAMA) exam in their final semester. Students may also sit for the Registered Medical Assistant exam (RMA through AMT) & Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). For more information on Medical Assisting, please visit the American Association of Medical Assistants web page at www.aama-ntl.org The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). CAAHEP 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350. www.caahep.org
  3. 3. Employment Opportunities: There are endless job opportunities available as a Medical Assistant, to include: Dr’s Offices, Clinics, Health Departments, Hospital laboratories. Job Placement: This is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, and our graduates are placed in MA jobs at a very high rate. Salary: The following are estimates based on employment trends in this area: $9.00-$11.00 per hour depending on place of employment and certification.
  4. 4. Additional Program Requirements Practicum: During the last term of study, students will be assigned to work in a medical office. This is done without pay to complete the program. Pre-Clinical Requirements: Random Drug/Alcohol Testing on instructors command, physical exam, Hep B series, TB skin test, Up to date immunizations (as necessary and as determined by the practicum sites) and Pre-Check criminal background check. Note the following are valid for only one year (TB skin test, and background checks) Approximate cost $250.00 - $400.00 CMA Exam Fees: $125.00 due during the MAST 1090 course paid to the AAMA. Uniforms: Approximate cost $200-$250
  5. 5. Timeline How often we register? You can register for core courses any term. What is the procedure to register each term? Contact your program advisor through e-mail or in person during new student registration day or pre-registration week. You must speak with your advisor to register-this ensures you have the courses needed to proceed in a timely fashion. There is no competitive selection process. The courses are based on first come first serve. You must see your advisor to ensure your graduation will not be delayed. When should core courses be completed? This is dependent upon pre and co requisites for curriculum courses. The core may be completed prior to beginning the program specific courses as well. How long does it take to complete my core? May be completed in one semester (**reference program page to view course descriptions for core courses.) How long does it take to complete the program (minus core)? Four semester terms (depends on when you enter MAST 1030)
  6. 6. Diploma/Degrees/Certificates Name of diploma/degree/etc Credit hoursOfferings (online/day/evening) Medical Assisting Diploma 61 Day/Online Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree 70 Day/Online Medical Information Specialist Certificate 13 Day/Online ***The Medical Assisting Degree program is available to a student who has completed the Medical Assisting diploma at a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited school and has achieved either the CMA (AAMA) or RMA (AMT) certification. A student must provide proof of CMA or RMA certification to the Office of Admissions and the Medical Assisting program advisor prior to enrolling. *** A recent graduate may enroll in the program for one semester by providing the unofficial CMA or RMA passing scores to the Office of Admissions and the program advisor. To register for the next semester and continue in the program, a copy of the official certification must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and to the student’s advisor.
  7. 7. General Fees One time application fee Once a year malpractice insurance fee Transcript requests Late registration fees Fees, by term, as follows: $89 per credit hour (tuition-based on number of credit hours) Registration fee of $50 Activity fee of $24 Instructional fee of $50 Insurance of $4 Technology Fee $105.00 Check with financial aid concerning your financial support eligibility. Check our website for the most recent tuition costs and general fee costs.
  8. 8. Prerequisite Course Fees Each term you are registered as a student completing your core for program admissions, you will be subject to fees listed on the Total Estimated Program Costs slide. You will also be required to pay for book, equipment and supply fees that exceed your financial support from any grants or scholarships. Book/supplies prices will vary depending on courses registered and on up to date publisher pricing.
  9. 9. Total Estimated Program Costs Books/Supplies/Uniforms/ Term Certifications/ Licenses 1st Semester $550 2nd Semester $250 3rd Semester $450 4th Semester $150 **the above costs are estimates and do no include the additional general fees listed on the General Fees slide. Check with financial aid concerning your financial support eligibility. These estimated costs are subject to change without prior notice.
  10. 10. Disclosure Information http://www.slideshare.net/ moultrietech/mtc-medical- assisting
  11. 11. Frequently Asked Questions Is a Medical Assistant the same as a Certified Nurse Assistant? They are not the same. A Certified Nurse Assistant is trained to care for individuals in hospitals or nursing homes. They focus on bedside care, feeding, grooming and ambulating or walking. A Medical Assistant is trained to run a medical office. How is this different from nursing? Medical Assistants are trained to run a medical office. A MA is trained in billing and coding, insurance management, front office management. In addition to the administrative skills, they are trained to assist the physician in caring for patients in an office setting. They can give medications, draw blood, assist in minor surgery, perform EKGs, and take vital signs. Is there a selection? There is not a selection process for Medical Assisting. This does mean classes are first come first serve. You should see your advisor as soon as possible during pre-registration times.
  12. 12. Frequently Asked Questions Will I have to give a shot? In many offices, injections or shots are given. Medical Assistants are trained to give injections to patients. Will I have to see blood or other body fluids? In the medical offices, Medical Assistants frequently draw blood and collect specimens of body fluids which could include urine, blood, or stool. Protective measures, like wearing gloves or goggles, are taught and used in your courses for your protection. Can I choose to just do clinical or administrative classes and skills? No, you cannot. The program is designed to teach you all aspects of running a medical office so you must complete the clinical and administrative skills courses. Also, as an accredited program, CAAHEP and AAMA require that both administrative and clinical areas are covered during the program.
  13. 13. Medical Assisting Instructor/ Program Director Sharonda Murphy, M.Ed, CCMA Campus/office #: Tifton Campus Office hours: Posted Outside Office E-mail: smurphy@moultrietech.edu Phone:229-391-2651 CLICK FOR T-TIME INTERVIEW As set forth in its student catalog, Moultrie Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Lisa Newton, Title IX Equity Coordinator and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator - 229.217.4132 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA. 31788 Moultrie Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia
  14. 14. Medical Assisting Instructor Jill Burnette, CMA, AAS Campus/office #: Moultrie Campus Office hours: Posted Outside Office E-mail: jburnette@moultrietech.edu Phone:229-217-4195 As set forth in its student catalog, Moultrie Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Lisa Newton, Title IX Equity Coordinator and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator - 229.217.4132 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA. 31788 Moultrie Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia

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