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Course Listings 2020-2021 MDC105 115 Clock Hours Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting I Overview of the daily operations, principles and procedures for clinical medical assisting, including: compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Infection control practices including, proper disposal of biohazardous materials and sharps, aseptic hand washing, appropriate application of personal protective equipment (PPE), blood borne pathogens, fomites, chain of infection, setting up and maintaining a sterile field, surgical instrument identification and sterilization, sterile techniques, and application of sterile gloves. Definition, application and importance of performing vital signs accurately (blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature, pulse oximetry, height and weight). Basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of nutrition and diet as they relate to human health and disease. Prerequisites: MDC104. MDC106 205 Clock Hours Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting II This course explores all aspects of clinical medical assisting skills, concepts, and procedures in a simulated healthcare setting. Topics include medical specialty practices and basic point-of-care testing (POCT), specimen collection and handling while complying with state and federal government agencies. The course also explores principles and procedures for basic dosage calculation and medication administration specific to medical assisting. Theory and practice of basic phlebotomy procedures and equipment. This course prepares students for the medical assisting national credential examination, and provides tools and strategies for gainful employment. Prerequisites: MDC105. MDC130 200 Clock Hours Medical Assisting Practicum This course prepares and engages students in a practicum experience with an opportunity to apply both clinical and administrative skills and concepts which include the application of duties, procedures, and knowledge derived from program coursework. Practicum hours are site specific and may require attendance any day of the week, including during unscheduled days and times. Prerequisites: MDC106 or MDC120. (MFC) MANUFACTURING MFC101 81 Clock Hours Technical Documentation Analysis and interpretation of technical drawings (prints) common to manufacturing. Mathematical calculations for determining dimensions. Introduction and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Prerequisites: None. 318

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