HLT 139 Medical Assistant I*

Teaches the concepts, skills, and terminology necessary to function as a medical assistant. Emphasis is on entry-level administrative skills and clinical functions required in a medical office, and on communication skills for patient care assessment. The laboratory portion of the course simulates various situations which teach the specific skills needed in a medical office. 

7 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.





BIO 160 or concurrent enrollment, HLT 101 or concurrent enrollment, MAT 081 or higher, and placement in RDG 092 or exemption. Prior to enrollment, students must also meet the following requirements: 1) minimum 18 years of age upon course completion, 2) negative tuberculin (TB) skin test or negative chest x-ray report, 3) current Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card, and 4) acceptance into the medical assistant program.