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2009-2010
Medical 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 Assistant program into the Health Information Technology, Coding Specialist, Medical Transcription, or Medical Billing 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

12 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
BIO-115

4

Anatomy and Physiology See the class schedule to view offerings
MRT-130

1

Computers in Allied Health  
MRT-110

3

Medical Terminology  
MOA-130

2

Law and Ethics in Health Care  
Elective

2

Choose from: PEH-170, 171, 172; MRT-120; REC-101; PHB-112  
Total: 12

Second Semester
12 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-140

3

Medical Office Administration Prerequisite: MRT-110 and MRT-130.
MOA-142

2

Medical Office Finance Systems Prerequisite: MRT-110 and MRT-130.
MRT-119

1

Insurance Reimbursement Procedures Prerequisite: MRT-117 and MRT-118.
PHB-110

6

Principles and Practices of Phlebotomy  
Total: 12

Third Semester
13 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-115

4

Clinical Laboratory Procedures Prerequisite: MRT-110 and BIO-115 or PHB-110
MOA-147

6

Medical Assistant Clinic Procedures Prerequisite: BIO-115 and MOA-130 and MOA-140
MOA-144

3

Pharmacology-Principles/Applications Prerequisite: MOA-140
Total: 13

Fourth Semester
4 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MOA-155

3

Medical Assistant Externship Prerequisite: MOA-115, MOA-142, MOA-144, MOA-147, MRT-119 and PHB-110
Corequisite: Registration in MOA-156
MOA-156

1

Medical Assistant Seminar Prerequisite: MOA-115, MOA-142, MOA-144, MOA-147, MRT-119 and PHB-110
Corequisite: Registration in MOA-155
Total: 4

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; 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
Mary O'Malley-Absalon
Office:  B150

o'malleyabsalon@morainevalley.edu

 

Janet Edman
Office: B150
edmanj@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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