Program Code: CC.MEDASST
Medical assistants function as integral members of the healthcare delivery team by performing administrative, clinical and other general functions of the ambulatory care setting. The Clackamas Community College Medical Assistant (MA) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of:
The Medical Assisting Educational Review Board, MAERB (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 N. Ste. 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
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Related Instruction Outcomes
- 1 course - MTH-054 Medication Calculations for Medical Assistants
- Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems.
- 1 course - WR-121 English Composition (recommended) or WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing
- Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for professional audiences.
- 1 course - PSY-101 Human Relations
- Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- demonstrate entry level employment skills (psychomotor/affective);
- demonstrate knowledge of medical assistant concepts (cognitive);
- communicate relevant patient information concisely and accurately;
- apply infection controls (medical/surgical), safety and bloodborne pathogen principles and techniques to the practice of medical assisting;
- apply medical laws and ethical principles to the practice of medical assisting;
- calculate and administer medications: oral and parenteral;
- describe the structure, function and organization of the human body across the lifespan.
Program Prerequisites & Requirements
The application process to this limited entry program is a multi-phase admission process. Phase requirements are explained in detail on the program website. They include prerequisites, requirements and pertinent dates as listed in the current application: https://www.clackamas.edu/academics/departments-programs/medical-assistant-cc. Information is also available at Student Advising Services located on Harmony, Oregon City and the Wilsonville campuses.
Applicants are advised that a high level of dexterity, the ability to multitask and “think on your feet,” increased physical and mental stamina, along with a high degree of “attention to detail” are required for the successful completion of the MA program. Successful students are required to complete an administrative and clinical practicum within an ambulatory care setting in the Portland metro area.
Prior to application the MA student candidate must:
Placement assessment should be within the last five (5) academic years. Placement assessments may be completed through the Harmony Campus Testing Center, 503-594-0636, or at the Oregon City campus Testing Center, 503-594-3283.
Students seeking to enter this special admit program must meet additional admission criteria including Oregon statutory mandates for all healthcare students and providers:
- Must not have been convicted of, pled guilty to, or currently charged with a felony; and they must pass a Criminal History Background Check. Must also pass Urine Drug Screen to enter the program (CBHC and UDS must be repeated and passed prior to being released for third term externship)
- Provide official documentation that they will be at least 18 years of age prior to beginning their externship experience in Spring term
- Must certify high school diploma or pass the GED exam
- Must be in good standing with any organization that has granted a professional license, certification, or registration
- Provide and submit all Oregon Health Authority (OHA) required documents within the specified time frame of the multiphase application process.
- Criminal history background check
- Urine drug/alcohol screen
- American Heart Association
- BLS CPR certification (Basic Life Support CPR)
- Heartsaver 1st Aid certification
- Health & Physical Form
- OHA required vaccinations and/or titers and health screens
|Prerequisites to Acceptance|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|General Biology; Cellular Biology|
and General Biology; Animal Systems
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy & Physiology II
and Human Anatomy & Physiology III
|WR-121||English Composition (Recommended)||3-4|
|or WR-101||Communication Skills: Occupational Writing|
|MA-112||Medical Office Practices||4|
|MA-116||Introduction to Medications||4|
|MA-145||Insurance & Health Information Management||5|
|MA-117||Clinical Lab Procedures I||1|
|MA-117L||Clinical Lab Procedures I Lab||1|
|MA-118||Examination Room Techniques||5|
|MA-118L||Examination Room Techniques Lab||1|
|MTH-054||Medication Calculations for Medical Assistants||4|
|MA-115||Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants||1|
|MA-115L||Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants Lab||1|
|MA-121||Clinical Lab Procedures II||1|
|MA-121L||Clinical Lab Procedures II Lab||1|
|PSY-215||Introduction to Developmental Psychology||4|
|MA-119||Medical Assistant Practicum||9|
To meet graduation requirements in addition to successful completion of courses, the MA student is required to:
- Participate in an unpaid, supervised externship in an ambulatory care setting.
- Perform 20 hours of public health-related community service.
- Register for the Certified Medical Assistant CMA (AAMA) certification exam.
All clinical/practicum courses are Pass/No Pass. All other courses must be passed with a C or better.
Core curriculum is sequential and may not be taken out of order.
For information about American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Certified Medical Assistant exam, direct inquiries to: www.aama-ntl.org or by phone 800-228-2262.