School of Applied Technology

Clinical Medical Assisting (KCM2)

Certificate of Completion
950 Hours

Clinical medical assistants work in clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals, performing routine clinical tasks. Clinical duties may include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining procedures, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting physicians during the exams.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 31-9092.00 Medical Assistants

Tuition and Fees

  • Application fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,814.50
  • Student Fees: $142.50
  • Lab Fees: $130.00
  • Books/Supplies: $414.00 - Books required for the first day in the healthcare classroom – ask your advisor when this will happen

Total Estimated Cost: $2,541.00
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Requirements

16 years old at enrollment; 18 years old at externship; 18 years old for Occupation and Licensure

TABE test or TRANSCRIPT:

  • Vocabulary: 10.0
  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0

Background check (BCI) and drug testing required prior to enrollment.

Immunizations

  • Hepatitis B Series (started)
  • MMR or Titer
  • PPD – Tuberculosis (TB) Manitou Test or X-Ray within One Year
  • Varicella (Chickenpox), or verification of disease
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) within past 10 years
  • Influenza – prior to externship

Available Class Schedules

Highland Center

3760 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

  • Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Thu 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Other

Requires corrected hearing and vision to within functional ranges. Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients, and sufficient manual dexterity to operate therapeutic equipment. Must be able to stand for long periods at a time. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds, or push or pull up to 150 pounds.

Includes CPR and First Aid

Required Courses: (950 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KAOS 0110

Beginning Keyboarding

20

A

 

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

 

KCMA 0105

Working in the Health Care Environment

70

A

KAOS 0110; KAOS 0170

KCMA 0065

Medical Office Comm and Records

55

A

KCMA 0105

KCMA 0115

Medical Assisting Procedures I

95

A

KCMA 0065

KCMA 0125

Medical Assisting Procedures II

60

A

KCMA 0115

KCMA 0135

Medical Assisting Procedures III

110

A

KCMA 0125

KCMA 0165

Introduction to Insurance and Billing Procedures

40

A

KCMA 0065

KCMA 0200

Assist with Office Procedures

220

A

KCMA 0135

KCMA 0420

Final Review & Cert Prep

10

A

KCMA 0200

KAOS 0250

Customer Service Life Skills

60

A

 

KWRK 0515

Job Seeking Skills

15

A

 

KCMA 0431

Medical Assisting Externship

165

A

KCMA 0200; KWRK 0515


Certifications

Certificates Earned Within The Program

  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Heart Association First Aid

Certificates Which Students Are Prepared For Upon Program Completion (Additional Fees Apply)

  • American Medical Technologists:  Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • National Center for Competency Testing:  National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training using applied mathematics and finance practices.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in applied microbiology and infection control. 

1, 4, 5, 6

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training concepts of effective communication. 

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in administrative functions performed in an ambulatory healthcare setting.

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in insurance and managed care, including procedural and diagnostic coding.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training legal and ethical areas of healthcare.

1, 4, 5, 6

Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in clinical procedures performed by medical assistants in an ambulatory healthcare setting, including AHA Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Students prepare to pass industry certifications following program completion.

1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Students demonstrate mastery of job seeking skills and customer service skills

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Highland Center
3760 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisor
Veronica Medina
Highland Center
801-957-3199

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Celeste Skinner

Instructors
Julia Miller