Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

HLT 139 ‡ Medical Assistant I (8)

Prerequisite(s): BIO 160 or concurrent enrollment, HLT 101 or concurrent enrollment, MAT 071 or placement in MAT 081 or higher, and placement in RDG 122 or exemption. Prior to enrollment, students must also meet the following requirements: 1) Minimum 18 years of age upon course completion, 2) Negative tuberculin (TB) skin test or negative chest x-ray report, 3) Current Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card, and 4) Acceptance into the medical assistant program.

This course teaches students the concepts, basic skills, and terminology necessary to function as a medical assistant. It introduces the guidelines and regulations governing medical assistants, and the responsibilities and liabilities encountered in administering a medical office. It includes the basic principles of human behavior and its effects on interactions. The laboratory portion of the course simulates hands-on application in a medical office.

7 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.