2001-2002 UAF Catalog


Degrees and Programs


Health Technology

College of Rural Alaska

Tanana Valley Campus

(907) 474-7400

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30-33 credits; for Degree: 60-63 credits

This program offers a medical assistant A.A.S. degree and two certificates: medical/dental reception and phlebotomy.

After earning a certificate, the student may elect to complete the Medical Assistant A.A.S. degree requirements. In order to enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the ssociate degree or multiple certificate programs.

The medical assistant program prepares students for employment in physicians' offices, medical clinics and dental facilities. Students receive didactic and clinical training in medical examinations and procedures. The program includes training in theory and skills required for administration and management of medical and dental offices.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Medical/Dental Reception -- Certificate

1. Complete the certificate requirements.
2. Complete 3 credits from one of the following communication courses:*

CIOS 260 -- Business Communications (3)
or ENGL 111X -- Introduction to Academic Writing (3) (3 credits)
3. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computation courses:*
MATH at the 100 level or above (3)
or HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3) (3 credits)
4. Complete the following human relations courses:*
HLTH 106 -- Human Behavior in Health Care (3 credits)
5. Complete the following:*
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications (3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level (3) (3 credits)
HLTH 110 -- Professional Skills for the Workplace (2 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- Medical/Dental Office First Aid (1 credit)
HLTH 132 -- Medical/Dental Administrative Procedures I (2 credits)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 234 -- Medical/Dental Administrative Procedures II (3 credits)
HLTH 261 -- Medical/Dental Reception Externship (2 credits)
Approved HLTH, CIOS, ABUS, HST, DEVS or COMM elective (2 credits)
6. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 45 WPM.
b. CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting** (3 credits)
7. Minimum credits required (30-33 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better.

** Student must earn a B grade or better.

Phlebotomy -- Certificate

1. Complete the certificate requirements.
2. Complete 3 credits from one of the following communication courses:*

CIOS 260 -- Business Communications (3)
or ENGL 111X -- Introduction to Academic Writing (3) (3 credits)
3. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computation courses:*
MATH at the 100 level or above (3)
or HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3) (3 credits)
4. Complete the following human relations courses:*
HLTH 106 -- Behaviors in Health Care (3 credits)
5. Complete the following:*
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications (3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level (3) (3 credits)
HLTH 114 -- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- Medical/Dental Office First Aid (1 credit)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 245 -- Phlebotomy Principles and Methods (3 credits)
HLTH 265 -- Phlebotomy Externship (3 credits)
Approved HLTH, CIOS, ABUS, HST, DEVS or COMM elective (2 credits)
6. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 35 WPM.
b. CIOS 106 -- Keyboarding I/Beginning Typewriting** (3 credits)
7. Minimum credits required (30-33 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better.

** Student must earn a B grade or better.

Medical Assistant -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements. (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete: HLTH 106* for the social science requirement.)
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications (3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level. (3) (3 credits)
CIOS 208 -- Medical Machine Transcription (2 credits)
HLTH 110 -- Professional Skills for the Workplace (2 credits)
HLTH 114 -- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3)
or MATH elective at the 100-level or above (3) (3 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- Medical/Dental Office First Aid (1 credit)
HLTH 132 -- Medical/Dental Administrative Procedures I (2 credits)
HLTH 142 -- Clinical Procedures I (4 credits)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 234 -- Medical/Dental Administrative Procedures II (4 credits)
HLTH 244 -- Clinical Procedures II (4 credits)
HLTH 268 -- Medical Assisting Externship (4 credits)
HST 215 -- Individual Interviewing (2 credits)
Approved HLTH, CIOS, ABUS, HST, DEVS or COMM elective (5 credits)
4. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 45 WPM.
b. CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting** (3 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (60 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better.

** Student must earn a B grade or better.


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