Medical Assistant 1 & 2
Grades: 11, 12
Course Codes: 834526 and 834626
Prerequisite: Exploring Health Sciences and Exploring the Language of Medicine are recommended but not required. Exploring the Language of Medicine may also be taken through Online Campus.
This is a two-part, full-year course. Students must register for both Medical Assistant 1 & 2 for the complete course.
Medical Assistant 1 Course Description:
This is part one (fall semester) of a two-part, full-year course. Students must also register for Medical Assistant 2 (834626) for the spring semester. Medical Assistant 1 allows students to develop entry-level skills and techniques to increase their knowledge base so that they may enter the healthcare field. Some of these skills and knowledge base areas include administrative and clinical medical assisting. Field trips to a variety of health care settings may be available. Students must purchase liability insurance and meet current health agency requirements to participate in clinical experiences. This course is part of the Claude Moore Scholars, a healthcare education program. HOSA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events.
Medical Assistant 2 Course Description:
This is part two (spring semester) of a two-part, full-year course. Students must also register for part one, Medical Assistant 1 (834526) for the fall semester. Students further develop medical-assisting skills and techniques learned in Medical Assistant 1. They also learn management of patient records, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, care and use of equipment, collection and analysis of laboratory specimens, special diagnostic testing, basic diseases and disorders, basic knowledge of treatment and medication, and job preparedness skills. Advanced on-the-job clinical experience in a healthcare facility may be available as a part of the course. Successful completion of the program may lead to employment in physicians' offices or clinics. Students have the opportunity to earn Healthcare Provider CPR and Students have the opportunity to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential. Students must purchase liability insurance and meet current health agency requirements to participate in clinical experiences. This course is part of the Claude Moore Scholars, a healthcare education program. HOSA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events.
- Industry certification may be available as part of this course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.
- CPR and First Aid
- Communication Skills
- Office Inventory
- Charting, and Appointment Scheduling,
- Maintaining Financial and Insurance Records
- Maintaining Medical Records
- Maintaining Sterile Equipment
- Physical Examination Assistance
- Safety, Vital Signs
- Athletic Trainer
- Dental Hygienist
- Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
- Medical Assistant
- Nurse/ RN, LPN
- Pharmacy Technician
- Physician’s Assistant
- Physical Therapist/Occupation Therapist
- Respiratory Therapist
- Speech Therapist
- X-Ray Technician