Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Note: Students are required to wear a uniform, shoes, and name tag.
Students must provide a TB and Hepatitis B health certificate.

Course Instructor: Lesly Tyler
Number of Credits: 9 credits
Semesters Offered: 2-Semester Program
Prerequisite: None
Eligible Grade Levels: 12th
Dual Credit:  Ivy Tech Community College
  • Learn duties and responsibilities of administrative and clinical medical assistants
  • Learn to assist in minor surgical procedures, record vital signs, perform venipuncture, administer EKGs and injections
  • Curriculum includes anatomy and physiology: all body systems and organization
  • Study exam room procedures, aseptic practices, spelling and terminology, and law and ethics
  • Office skills taught include implementing basic accounting procedures, filing insurance claims, billing and scheduling patients, preparing medical charts, reports, keyboarding and dictation and correspondence
  • Requirements: approved uniform, shoes, nametag, TB and Hepatitis B health certificate.
  • After graduation, students will need to complete the program as well as a 200 hour externship
  • Taught by Ivy Tech Community College

Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
HLHS 100 Intro to Health Careers 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College
HLHS 101 Medical Terminology 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College
HLHS 102 Essential Anatomy and Physiology 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College

Academic Standards for Success

  • Read and comprehend science and technical texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 11-CCR independently and proficiently.
  • Use vocabulary skills, context, roots, prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words.
  • Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
  • Analyze data, understand descriptive statistics, make inferences and determine the likelihood that certain events will occur.