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2004-2005
Medical Assistant
(formerly Medical Office Assistant)
Certificate
Curriculum code 1455

General Information                    Health Sciences Web site


Required Courses
(41 credit hours)
The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students may also complete the program through part-time enrollment.

A student may transfer credits from the Medical Office Assistant program into the Health Information Technology, Coding Specialist or Medical Transcription programs. A student may also complete the Phlebotomy certificate program by completing PHB-112.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please see the course descriptions that are linked from each course.

Suggested Full-Time Schedule
First Semester

18 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-105

4

Clinical Laboratory Skills 8 week course
MOA-110

3

Clinical Laboratory Procedures 8 week course
MRT-110

3

Medical Terminology  
MRT-117

2

Introduction to ICD-9 CM Only offered during the fall semester
MRT-118

2

Introduction to CPT Only offered during the fall semester
MOA-140

4

Medical Assistant Office Procedures   
Total: 18

Second Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MRT-111

4

Health Information Management   
MRT-119

1

Insurance Reimbursement Procedures Only offered during the spring semester
MRT-120

3

Body Structure and Pharmacology   
MRT-130

1

Computers in Allied Health   
MOA-145

2

Medical Assistant Clinic Procedures   
MOA-150

3

Medical Assistant Applications   
RES-200

1

EKG Applications and Theory   
Total: 15

Third Semester
8 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-155

2

Medical Assistant Externship Required: Valid CPR Healthcare Provider Card; completed health/physical form
PHB-110

6

Principles and Practices of Phlebotomy   
Total: 8

Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific certificate; minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in the courses required for the certificate; at least 50 percent of the certificate hours must be completed at Moraine Valley; COL-101 requirement; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

For More Information

Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu

Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising
Program Coordinators
Janet Edman
Office: B150
edmanj@morainevalley.edu

Mary O'Malley-Absalon
Office:  B150

o'malley-absalon@morainevalley.edu
 

Department Chairperson
Sue Phelan
Office: A240
(708) 974-5743
phelan@morainevalley.edu

   
  

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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