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CNI College – Medical Assisting Diploma program

The employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase the demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

Click on the link below to learn more about wages and employment trends for Medical Assistants in California.

Medical Assistant Occupation Profile

*CNI College does not guarantee employment
**Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics

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Program Review

Title Course Number Theory Lab Clinical Outside Class Total Hours Credit Hours
Introduction to Medical Assisting MA 101 20 60 0 20 100 3
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology MA 201 20 60 0 20 100 3
Office Environment Safety, Infection Control and Laboratory MA 301 20 60 0 20 100 3
Systems Control and Senses MA 401 20 60 0 20 100 3
Financial Management MA 501 20 60 0 20 100 3
Clinical Medical Assisting Duties MA 601 20 60 0 20 100 3
Pharmacology and Office Emergencies MA 701 20 60 0 20 100 3
Clinical Externship MA 801 0 0 160 40 200 3.5
 TOTALS 140 420 160 180 900 24.5
PROGRAM TOTALS 140 420 160 180 900 24.5

Course Descriptions

MA 101 – INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING
This Medical assisting course will introduce the students to the history and practice of medicine. It will present the basic concepts of medical law and ethics, communications (verbal and nonverbal and written), and telephone techniques. The module also covers the different aspects associated with medical assisting which includes the description of the office facilities, equipment and supplies, patient reception, appointment scheduling, managing medical records and medical office management. In addition, the module presents professionalism by describing the concepts of making a commitment to your job.

MA 201 – INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
This course covers the introduction to anatomy and physiology, including the organizational levels of the body and medical terminology. The course also presents the definition of anatomical position, as well as the terms of body positions, body planes, directional terms, body cavities, quadrants and body regions. The module provides the concepts of the skeletal and muscular systems; their structures, functions and common disorders. It will also present the basic drugs/agents, diagnostic and lab tests associated with the musculoskeletal system. Word building skills will be incorporated within the module. Concepts of professionalism, discussing the personal traits of the health care professional is also presented. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.

MA 301 – OFFICE ENVIRONMENT SAFETY, INFECTION CONTROL AND LABORATORY
This course covers the concepts relating to the office environment safety and measures that includes discussion of bloodborne pathogens, universal precautions, proper body mechanics and quality assurance. The CNI College module further presents concepts of infection control and clinical laboratory. Lymphatic and immune systems are also discussed. Concepts of professionalism relating to working with others will be described. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.

MA 401 – SYSTEMS CONTROL AND SENSES
This course presents the concepts of the nervous and integumentary systems, as well as the eye and ear. The module covers the systems’ structures and functions, common disorders, drugs/agents, diagnostic and lab tests. Word building skills will be incorporated throughout the course. Additional topics for this module are psychology and patient education. Concepts of professionalism, discussing the “professionalism and your personal life” is also presented. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.

MA 501 – FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
This medical assistant training module covers the concepts of financial management, medical insurance, types and claims. The course further presents the concepts of medical coding, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the digestive and urinary systems. Concepts of professionalism relating to the practicum experience will be described. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.

MA 601 – CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING DUTIES
This module covers the concepts of clinical medical assisting duties as they relate to vital signs, physical examinations, medical specialties and their relationship to lifespan, and nutrition. The course also presents concepts and information related to the study of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Concepts of professionalism relating to career planning and employment will also be discussed. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.

MA 701 – PHARMACOLOGY AND OFFICE EMERGENCIES
This module covers the concepts of pharmacology and office emergencies. This module also presents the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine and reproductive systems. Review of professionalism, as well as the forms associated with preparation for employment will be discussed. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented and monitored throughout the program.

MA 801 – CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP
Satisfactory completion of all subject areas in compliance with established CNI College standards. On-site evaluation of skills will be performed by the physician and/or office manager in the medical facility.

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