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 Title: Medical Assisting
Course Instructor: Area 31: Lesly Tyler, Area 31 Brownsburg: Lesley Caldwell
Number of Credits: 15.5 credits
Semesters Offered: 2-Semester Program
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and English 10
Eligible Grade Levels: 12th
Dual Credit:  Ivy Tech Community College

Course Competencies and Requirements

  • 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, medical 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
  • After graduation, students who complete the program with a 70% or above will be eligible to take the CCMA certification
  • Dual College Credits and Curriculum offered by Ivy Tech Community College

Dual Credit Information for 2023-24

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 Year
HLHS 100 Intro to Health Careers 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
HLHS 101 Medical Terminology 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
HLHS 102 Essential Anatomy and Physiology 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
HLHS 104 CPR-Basic Life Support .5 credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
MEAS 225 CCMA Workforce Development Prep 6 credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1

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.

Area 31 Eligibility Statement

Read the Eligibility statement here.

NOTE: Required prerequisites include the successful completion of Algebra I and English 10 for academic credit.

NOTICE: Students in this program may be assigned to a Brownsburg or Wayne Township location based on considerations such as program enrollment numbers and the student’s home high school. The Area 31 Enrollment Committee makes enrollment decisions, and placement decisions are made by Area 31 Career Center administration.