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900 Hours: 45 Weeks
Credential Issued: Diploma

Program Objectives:
Upon completion of the Medical Assisting program graduates can seek employment as an entry-level Medical Assistant. The graduating student will have the basic skills in both the administrative and clinical procedures of a medical office, hospital, ambulatory, and other healthcare facilities. Graduates will have the skills necessary to work as phlebotomists, EKG technicians, hospital / healthcare facility admissions assistants, hospital department clerks, insurance coders, and chiropractic assistants.

Program Description:
The program includes training in front office administration, patient interactions and procedures, and back office procedures. Students learn theory and skills, complete various tests and assessments plus an externship.

Prerequisites:
Meet admissions requirements.

Program Outline

Course # Course Title Theory Lab/Clinic Ext. Total Hours
HHMA 101 Health Careers Core 40 40
HHMA 102 Basic Medical Assisting 30 30 60
HHMA 107 HIV/AIDS and Infection Control Procedures 4 4
HHMA 112 Employment Skills 6 6
HHMA 103 *Computer Concepts 10 20 30
HHMA 109 *Medical Coding and Insurance 30 30 60
HHMA 104 Medical Terminology 60 60
HHMA 105 Anatomy and Physiology 60 60
HHMA 106 Assisting with Medical Specialties 50 50 100
HHMA 108 Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants 60 60 20 140
HHMA 110 *Medical Office Procedures 30 30 20 80
HHMA 111 Allied Health Clinical Skills 30 30 60
HHMA 113 Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant 40 40 80
HHMA 114 Medical Assisting Externship 120 120
Totals 450 290 160 900

*Class HHMA103 and HHMA109 are requirements for class HHMA104: Medical Terminology

** Class HHMA110 is required for class HHMA111: Allied Health Clinical Skills

Textbooks
– Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, Text and workbook by Alexandra P. Young, Deborah B. Proctor, 12th Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, ISBN# 978-1-4557-2678-3, 2014
– The Human Body in Health and Illness, Text and workbook by Barbara Herlihy, 5th Edition, Saunders 2014
– Human Diseases by Marianne Neighbors & Ruth Tannehill-Jones, 3rd Edition, Thomas Delmar Learning 2009
– Medical Assisting Administrative and Clinical Competencies by Michelle Blesi, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2011
– ECGs made easy by Barbara Ahlert, RN, BSPA, 4th Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009
– Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting by Booth, Whicker, Wyman, Pugh, Thompson, 3rd Edition, Mc Graw-Hill, 2009
– Phlebotomy Essentials by Ruth E. Mc Call, Cathee M Tankersley, 5th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011
– Phlebotomy: Worktext and Procedures by Robin S. Warekois, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011
– Administrative Procedures for Medical Assisting by Booth, Whicker, Wyman, Pugh, Thompson, 3rd Edition, Mc Graw-Hill, 2009
– Introduction to Health Careers by Sabrina Hutton Edmond, Publisher: Xlibris Corporation, 2011
– Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice by Bruce W. Long, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009
– Medical Transcription Fundamentals by Diane Gilmore, Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009
– ICD-9-CM volumes 1, 2, & 3 Professional and HCPCS Level II Professionals by Carol J. Buck, Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012Tuition & Fees
Registration fee is due before the first day of class. Students will not be officially enrolled in Healing Hands Institute until registration fees are fully paid. Any students owing money to Healing Hands Institute, regardless of the debt, will not be permitted to graduate:Payment Methods
The school is not approved for Title IV funding. The school does not offer Financial Aid. The admission’s representative provides information about payment plans and/or Academic Scholarship. Advisement includes determining if the individual wants to pay in full or make a deposit and pay the balance in installments. Tuition and fees may be paid by credit card, check, or money order at the Finance Department.On or before the first day of the Course Period, the students should have either:

  • Paid program cost in full
  • or paid Non-Refundable fees, listed above, in full and be elected to participate in a Payment Plan that allows students to pay in installments

All late payments will have a penalty of $25 late fee charge to the account.