Apr 12, 2021  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2016-2017 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant, A.A.S.


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Medical Assistant (212)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program builds upon the skills acquired through the completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting. The student will complete additional courses related to administrative and clinical procedures, as well as institutional degree requirements to obtain his/her Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting. This program prepares graduates as multi-skilled practitioners who are qualified to perform both administrative and clinical skills in the ambulatory healthcare setting.  A graduate of this program may seek employment as a Medical Assistant, medical office manager or medical records or coding clerk, medical laboratory technician, or other related occupations in the ambulatory healthcare setting.

Prerequisites are a GPA of 2.50 or better in either high school or college; Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers; and American Red Cross or Standard First Aid Certification; COMP 210 with a minimum “C” or passing an exemption test for COMP 210. Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses in the curriculum in order to graduate.

Medical Assisting Program at Butler County Community College has a job placement rate average of 88% over the past five years.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of affective learning domains when providing patient care.
  • Implement therapeutic communications when interacting with patients.
  • Identify community resources that could assist in patient support, education, and well-being.
  • Demonstrate psychomotor skills and affective actions as satisfactory for an entry-level medical assistant.
  • Successfully pass the National Medical Assistant Certification Examination.

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