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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 WCC's PHYSICAL CAMPUS CLOSED, ONLINE SERVICES CONTINUE

 


Whatcom Community College’s physical campus is closed beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for a minimum of two weeks to ensure alignment with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Online instruction and working remotely will continue. Students and employees should not come to campus during this time. Spring quarter instruction will still begin online on Wednesday, April 15.


It is important to emphasize that Whatcom Community College remains operational and dedicated to ensuring the academic mission continues through this challenging time. We have moved services and instruction online to the greatest extent possible to keep our community healthy. Remote services will differ for various service areas, departments, and resources. Visit this remote services directory to learn how you can easily access the WCC services you need without visiting campus. 


Please continue to check your email and www.whatcom.edu/COVID19 for regular updates. 

Whatcom offers the following degree and certificate:
Degree:
Associate in Science (AS) - Medical Assisting
Certificate:
Medical Assisting

 

Associate in Science (AS) - Medical Assisting

The medical assisting degree prepares students to perform a broad range of administrative and clinical tasks under the supervision of a physician/provider in a doctor's office or other medical setting.

Course requirements (effective fall 2019)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/RELATED INSTRUCTION   Credits
Placement into MATH 87 or higher or completion of MATH 94 or higher; and placement into ENGL& 101  0
 ENGL& 101  English Composition I (CM)  5
 CMST 245  Introduction to Organizational Communication 5
 or CMST 225  Intercultural Communication  3 or 5
 PSYC& 100  General Psychology (HR)  5
 Any MATH course numbered 100 or above (CP)  5
 or BUS 100  Business Math (CP)  5
 or Any college level course designated as Computation on the Related Instruction list. (CP)  5
 Subtotal  18-20
 CORE REQUIREMENTS: General  Credits
 HLTH 144  Essentials of Care Navigation  5
 MA 108  Medical Law and Ethics  2
 MA 113  Introduction to Medical Computing  3
 MA 129  Concepts in Effective Communication  2
 MA 146  Medical Terminology for the Medical Assistant  4
 Subtotal  16
 CORE REQUIREMENTS: Clinical  Credits
 MA 147  The Human Body in Health and Disease I  4
 MA 148  The Human Body in Health and Disease II  4
 MA 151  Protective Practices  2
 MA 152  Clinical Procedures I  4
 MA 153  Clinical Procedures II  4
 MA 154  Clinical Procedures III  4
 MA 156  Pharmacology  4
 Subtotal  26
 CORE REQUIREMENTS: Administrative  Credits
 MA 141  Medical Office & Electronic Records  3
 MA 143  Intro to Practice Management and Basic Finance  4
 MA 145  Insurance-Based Medical Billing and Coding  4
 Subtotal  11
 CORE REQUIREMENTS: Practicum  Credits
 MA 200  Practicum with Seminar  8
 Subtotal  8
 ELECTIVES/COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE  Credits
 BTEC 103  Beginning Keyboarding & Computer Skills 3
 or BTEC 104  Advanced Keyboarding & Microsoft Outlook 3
 or BTEC 121  Word Processing I 3
 or BTEC 141  Spreadsheets I 3
 or EDPL 100  College Success: an Orientation for New Students 2
 or HLTH 124  Behavioral Health Navigation  2
 or HLTH 126  Care Navigation and Coordination: Older Adults  2
 or HLTH 145  Advanced Care Navigation 1  5
 or HLTH 146  Advanced Care Navigation 2  5
 or HLTH 155  Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting 3
 or HLTH 194  Introduction to Behavioral Health 3
 or HLTH 224  Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care 5
 or MA 101  Medical Terminology I  2
 or MA 225  Behavioral Health for Medical Assistants 3
 or OFFAD 150  Office Procedures  5
 Subtotal  9-11
 Total  90

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Certificate - Medical Assisting

The medical assisting certificate prepares students to perform a broad range of administrative and clinical tasks under the supervision of a physician/provider in a doctor's office or other medical setting.

Course requirements (effective fall 2019)

 CORE REQUIREMENTS  Credits
 Placement into MATH 87, MATH 97 or above, or completion of ABE 50, MATH 94 or above.  0
 ENGL& 101  English Composition I (CM) 5
 HLTH 144  Essentials of Care Navigation 5
 MA 108  Medical Law and Ethics  2
 MA 113  Introduction to Medical Computing  3
 MA 129  Concepts in Effective Communication 2
 MA 141  Medical Office & Electronic Records  3
 MA 143  Intro to Practice Management and Basic Finance (CP)  4
 MA 145  Insurance-Based Medical Billing and Coding (CP)  4
 MA 146  Medical Terminology for the Medical Assistant 4
 MA 147  The Human Body in Health and Disease I  4
 MA 148  The Human Body in Health and Disease II  4
 MA 151  Protective Practices (CP) 2
 MA 152  Clinical Procedures I (CP) 4
 MA 153  Clinical Procedures II (CP)  4
 MA 154  Clinical Procedures III (CP)  4
 MA 156  Pharmacology (CP)  4
 MA 200  Practicum with Seminar  8
 Subtotal  66
 Total  66
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