Allied Health-Clinical Medical Assistant
Do you enjoy helping others? Do you feel good when others ask for your guidance, care, and assistance? Would you like to work with other professionals providing health care to patients?
The Allied Health-Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program will prepare you for direct patient care positions working side by side with a doctor or other health care professionals. The degree provides both classroom instruction and clinical education, preparing you to successfully complete nationwide certification examinations for Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Patient-Care Technician, and Certified Medical Assistant.
You’ll also take courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer applications, humanities, and the social sciences, and develop critical thinking and communication skills. The Allied Health-CMA program will provide you every advantage to succeed and advance in your career.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, medical assistant careers are expected to grow by 23 percent by 2024. In just 11 months, you can successfully gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a Certified Medical Assistant.
- Curriculum Summary
- Program Objectives
Course Code Course Name Credits SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications 3.00 ENG108 English Composition 3.00 BIO105 General Biology 3.00 BIO106 General Biology Lab 1.00 ENG215 Analytical Writing 3.00 HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age 3.00 MTH130 Mathematics for Health Care Professionals 3.00 MOT115 Healthcare in a Trans Cultural Environment 3.00 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3.00 MTH207 Statistics 3.00 CHM105 General Chemistry 3.00 CHM106 General Chemistry Lab 1.00 PSY109 Human Growth and Development 3.00 CMA109 Clinical Medical Assistant 3.00 CMA115 Immunology and Pharmacology 3.00 CMA153 Medical Terminology and Human Body Systems 4.00 CMA212 Clinical Procedures and the Urinary System 4.00 CMA209 EKG and Cardiovascular System 3.00 CMA217 Phlebotomy 3.00 CMA250 Clinical Medical Assistant Externship 4.00 COM108 Communications and Social Interaction 3.00
The major objectives of an A.S. Degree in Allied Health Studies are as follows:
- Provide students the opportunity to explore the allied health field prior to committing to a specific clinical discipline
- Provide graduates of P.I.T. Certificate programs in Clinical Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Practical Nursing the opportunity to gain the added expertise needed to expand their professional roles in the health care system
- Broaden the knowledge base in the health care professional’s discipline
- Enable students to build a curriculum in concert with their personal, educational, and employment goals
- Provide students with a seamless transition to continue their education at the bachelor’s degree level