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 Title: MEDICAL ASSISTING
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 for 2022-23

Dual credit offerings are subject to change at the discretion of postsecondary partners, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, The Indiana Department of Education, or the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education.

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.