Medical Office Assistant
This program prepares individuals to perform routine clinical and administrative functions in health care facilities, primarily medical clinics or physician’s offices. Students who successfully complete this program will be able to perform the administrative tasks of a medical receptionist and work in the clinical areas by providing assistance with physical examinations, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures. All students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Medical Technologists, a national certifying agency, to become a Registered Medical Assistant.
Students admitted to the Medical Office Assistant program must undergo a background check, submit proof of immunizations, and obtain professional liability insurance.
Office of Student Services
WCCC, Bishop B102
2508 Blichmann Avenue
MOAP 110 Medical Office Administration4 Credits
Learn to perform the administrative duties specifically used in medical offices.
MOAP 111 Introduction to Medical Assisting3 Credits
Description and career opportunities. Professionalism and effective communication. Overview of health care, types of organizations and health care team. Legal considerations in the medical office, patient rights and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and principles of law and ethics in health care.
MOAP 130 Medical Office Administration Insurance Billing and Coding3 Credits
Introduction to outpatient coding with topics including identifying medical procedures and services performed (CPT codes), correlating the diagnosis, symptom, complaint or condition (ICD-9 codes), and establishing the medical necessity required for third-party reimbursement.
MOAP 133 Basic Medical Sciences I4 Credits
Organization and function of the human body. Introductory anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of integumentary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, blood, lymphatic and immune, and respiratory. Health problems, illnesses, diagnostic tests, drug therapy and treatment common in the ambulatory patient care setting.
MOAP 135 Basic Medical Sciences II4 Credits
Organization and function of urinary, male and female reproductive systems, musculoskeletal, and eyes, ears, nose and throat. Implications in pediatrics, geriatrics and nutrition are reviewed. Health problems, illnesses, diagnostic tests, drug therapy and treatment common in the ambulatory patient care setting.
MOAP 136 Introduction to Clinical Skills2 Credits
Principles and procedures. Collection of patient history and data, vital signs, height, weight, and appropriate documentation. Methods of assisting clinicians with physical examinations, procedures, and treatments in the medical office. Infection control and medical asepsis.
MOAP 138 Medical Assisting Laboratory Skills4 Credits
Laboratory skills and techniques for collection, handling, examination and testing of laboratory specimens often encountered in the ambulatory care setting. Emphasizes hands-on experience.
MOAP 140 Medical Assisting Clinical Skills4 Credits
Principles and procedures. Methods of assisting clinicians with specialty physical examinations, diagnostic testing, procedures, treatments, and minor surgical procedures in the medical office. Principles of medication administration with an emphasis on oral and parenteral routes of drug administration.
MOAP 147 Medical Terminology4 Credits
Basic medical terminology as applied to major systems of the body and related diseases. Includes special applications and related to medical practice with emphasis on spelling.
MOAP 150 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants3 Credits
Overview of pharmacology. Drug action and uses, names, classifications, effects, interactions, regulation and safety. Vaccine and immunization schedules and administration. Information regarding the measurement of medications, dosage calculations, routes of administration, and commonly prescribed drugs in the medical office is provided.
Prerequisites: MOAP 111.
MOAP 183 Medical Assistant Internship5 Credits
Supervised placement in contracted facility for guided experience in application of knowledge and skill acquired in the classroom. Business and clinical procedures. Positions are non-paid due to accreditation requirements. Permission of program coordinator required to begin internship.
MOAP 189 Review for Medical Assistant National Exam1 Credit
Preparation and practice for a national registration examination.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director.
MOAP 196 Topics:1-3 Credits
Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.