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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Medical Assistant, Certificate of Proficiency

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The Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate of Proficiency prepares a graduate to work in hospital and outpatient clinic settings. Medical Assistants perform administrative duties under the direction of physicians and licensed staff in their offices or other medical settings. The Administrative Medical Assistant program is a one-semester Certificate of Proficiency degree that can be stacked with the companion Medical Assistant Technical Certificate. This program offers the student a broad foundation in basic medical assisting skills including classroom and skills lab and practicum hours in a medical setting under the supervision of clinic personnel and the college program director. The administrative components of the role are addressed using computer technology to simulate a healthcare practice for scheduling, medical records processes and insurance billing and coding. Introductory computer skills and math for financial record keeping are included. Administrative medical assistant training and education consist of learning experiences in communication skills and patient relations, medical law and ethics, patient intake, medical record and privacy practices, and general clinic office practices including basic medical coding and billing.

Major Code: 0131
Advising: Michelle Hirsh, (870) 391-3140, mhirsh@northark.edu
                 Advising Center: M184, South Campus, (870) 391-3115

The My Academic Plan (MAP) serves as a guideline to graduate in one semester. The Key Milestones/Prerequisites listed for each semester highlight significant achievements that must be completed in the degree track. Students who do not follow the semester plan and/or who do not complete identified milestones may jeopardize their financial aid (if applicable) and/or delay graduation.

Academic Preparedness

Northark recognizes the important connection between student success and academic preparedness. Students may be required to complete one or more of the following courses before enrolling in the MAP sequence of courses. Summer and/or intercession courses may be required to graduate within one semester. Developmental course credits earned do not count towards degree completion requirements.

Students must complete each required course in the remainder of this MAP with a minimum grade of “C” to obtain this degree.



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Spring Semester

Total Credits: 16-21

Courses with (R) are the minimum expected for the degree.

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