Pre-Medical Assisting

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in pre-medical assisting from Central Community College. The courses listed below can be completed through Northeast Community College. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 33 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
 
HOEC 1050 Nutrition
Study of the basic principles of nutrition in health and disease throughout the human life cycle.
3
HLTH 1060 Comprehensive Medical Terminology
This course establishes a solid foundation of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, abbreviations, medical terms and symbols. It emphasizes understanding the medical vocabulary as it applies to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic procedures of the human body.
3
HIMS 1130 Disease Processes
The study of the nature and cause of disease. This includes the study of the etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic evaluation procedures, complications, treatment, management, prognosis, and advanced medical terminology. Through class discussion and assigned case studies students apply the knowledge learned and utilize their critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Courses are organized by body system and do not need to be taken in consecutive order.
3
NURS 1220 Structure and Function of the Human Body
Provides fundamental knowledge of the normal structure and functions of the cell, tissues, organs, organ systems and interrelationship among those systems.
3
HIMS 2000 Medical Billing and Reimbursement
This course will introduce policies, procedures, and laws that govern medical billing and reimbursement. A history of health insurance is presented as well as medical coding and claims processing guidelines. The reimbursement methods for clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies are also discussed.
3
HIMS 2010 Pharmacology and Drug Administration
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of the student in the area of pharmacology and drug therapy. This course is designed to present basic knowledge of pharmacology for allied health professionals. Legal and ethical issues of medication administration are also covered.
3
HIMS 2030 Health Information Management Applications
This course discusses the content and structure, as well as the various functions of health records. This course also addresses topics such as storage and retrieval of information, indexes/registries, documentation requirements, accreditations and licensures, as well as utilizing the virtual lab for topics such as the master patient index and deficiency analysis.
3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology
An introduction to the science of behavior and mental processes including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, biological and neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception, and theoretical perspectives.
3

Oral Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking
This course will enable students to master the skills required of speaking in today's workplace and society. This course will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience. This course will also enhance the students' listening skills which will assist them in everyday situations.
3

Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications
Covers the command and functions available on microcomputers including a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a database. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3

Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Designed to develop writing skills. Students write papers and essays which emphasize the importance of clarity, idea development, focus, organization, word choice, logic and sentence construction. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for a particular audience and basic research-related skills are also emphasized.
3

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