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Summer 2024 | AHS-2070-VM02H - Clinical Medical Assisting

Tutorial Class

Location: Montpelier
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday, TBA - & Saturday, 09:00A - 01:00P
Semester Dates: 05-21-2024 to 08-12-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-10-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-08-2024 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
Materials/Lab Fees: $30.00


Heather Connolly
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the clinical skills required by the medical assistant. Instruction includes theory, principles, and practical skills related to infection control, patient care, documentation, patient education, and the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment. This course includes a lab. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Human Biology, or equivalent knowledge, and a criminal background check.

Essential Objectives

1. Describe the role, functions, and limitations of a medical assistant including variations that may exist in different states within the U.S.
2. List and describe the methods for preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas, preventing infection by using aseptic techniques, and preparing the patient for examinations, procedures and treatments.
3. Identify and explain the functions of regulatory agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), and describe the consequences of non-compliance in physician’s offices and clinical facilities.
4. Identify guidelines for safe handling of chemical and biological hazards as required by OSHA.
5. Describe the waived tests included in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and discuss the role of the medical assistant in performing waived tests under the guidance of a supervising medical professional.
6. Research employment opportunities and prepare a cover letter and professional resume.
Laboratory Objectives:
1. Model and practice recording a medical history, working with patient charts, and applying methods of documentation.
2. Model and practice the ability to obtain vital signs, measurements, and other common medical assessments.
3. Model and practice effective oral and written communication including taking histories, patient education and instruction.
4. Model and practice effective oral and written workplace communication with patients, coworkers, and supervisory practitioners.
5. Model and practice proper infection control procedures, including hand washing, gloving, gowning, preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas.
6. Demonstrate the ability to administer intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

*** This is a low cost ($50 or less) textbook or resource class. ***

AHS-2070-VM02H Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

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CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.