Administrative Medical Assistant

Gain a career in assisting medical offices.

Medical assisting jobs are in demand! Are you technologically savvy and interested in serving others? The field of medical assisting allows you to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Employers are looking for that well-trained employee who enjoys helping others, is comfortable with tools and technology, and is looking for career – not just a job. At Bates, students can choose two pathways in either certified medical assistant or administrative medical assistant. Medical assistants are an integral part of the health care team and our programs provide hands-on practice depending on the pathway you choose. You will learn the technology, terminology, and competencies you need for success.

General Information

Admissions Officer / Recruiter: Patricia Chase
253.680.7302 | pchase@batestech.edu

Location: Downtown Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

Applicants must:

  1. Possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program, and
  2. Pass a clear national criminal background check and drug screen covering Washington state. Please go to: https://usachecknow.secure-screening.net/escreening/loginentrance.asp

LOGIN INFORMATION:
Username: BatesCollege
Password: PASSWORD

  • The current cost for the background check and drug screen is $109.
  • This fee is paid for by the student.
  • You MUST bring in your clear background screen the first day of class.

Note:  Students must possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program.

Applicants must:

  1. Possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program, and
  2. Pass a clear national criminal background check covering Washington state.

Through an Opportunity Grant, special tuition and book funding is available to assist low-income adult students entering this program. Contact Ramon Burton, 253.680.7544, for more information.

Program Length for Associate in Applied Science: Six Quarters
Program Length for Certificate of Competency: Four Quarters

  • National Median Salary$32,480
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings94,900

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Administrative Medical Assistant - Associate of Applied Science: 98-99 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
AMA110 AMA110 - Computer Basics
This course will provide the basic vocabulary and terminology related to computer and word processing applications. An introduction to computer hardware and software is provided. This course will help build confidence and skills in using computer technology.
1
AMA111 AMA111 - Introduction to Word Processing
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of MS Word. The components that will be covered are document creation, editing and saving, formatting text and paragraphs, working with tables, etc. as related to healthcare.
3
AMA112 AMA112 - Fundamentals of Medical Terminology
This course is an introduction to the first of a series of medical terminology courses associated with anatomy/physiology and the understanding of the disease process. Students use basic prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and medical abbreviations.
4
AMA113 AMA113 - Healthcare Communications
This course focuses on the growing emphasis on customer service, the patient experience, cultural competence, quality improvement, patient safety, and corporate compliance that healthcare professionals deal with every day. Emphasis is placed on communicating appropriately, working well in teams, respecting and valuing differences, using limited resources efficiently, and interacting effectively with coworkers, patients, and guests.
5
AMA114 AMA114 - Introduction to the Health Care Profession
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the administrative medical assistant profession with emphasis on professional behaviors as they relate to the patient-physician-medical assistant relationship.
5
AMA115 AMA115 - Digital Media Transcription
The course is an introduction to the processes used to transcribe a variety of medical correspondence and reports with emphasis on the development of proofreading and editing skills. Digital media is introduced.
3
AMA116 AMA116 - Medical Office Procedures
This is a practical applications course that focuses on a variety of administrative medical tasks to include appointment scheduling, internet research, referral processes for treatment, and records management. Students are introduced to a medical office simulation project.
3
AMA117 AMA117 - Beginning Medical Terminology
This course is an introduction to medical terminology with an emphasis on the Integumentary, Digestive, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems. Prerequisite required: AMA 112
AMA112 4
AMA118 AMA118 - Administrative Medical Concepts
This course focuses on the Administrative Medical office functions. Communication regarding patient appointments will be focused upon. Students will be introduced to proper telephone techniques, a variety of filing systems in the medical office, understanding how equipment and supplies are essential the office, and will learn the basic concepts of performing front-office reception duties in the medical office. Prerequisite: AMA 114.
AMA114 4
AMA119 AMA119 - Advanced Medical Office Procedures
This is an advanced practical applicationscoursethat focuses on a variety of administrative medical tasks. Students will continue their simulation project and will include designing a medical office waiting area as well as performing medical practice financials.
3
AMA120 AMA120 - Introduction to Spreadsheets
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of MS Excel. Students will be performing basic calculations using formulas, formatting and printing worksheets, and creating powerful charts and graphs for the healthcare industry.
3
AMA121 AMA121 - Intermediate Medical Terminology
This is a continuance course focusing on medical terminology with an emphasis on the Blood, Lymph and Immune Systems; Musculoskeletal System, Urinary System, and Female Reproductive System. Prerequisite required: AMA 117
AMA117 4
AMA122 AMA122 - Intermediate Administrative Medical Concepts
This course is an introduction to administrative skills related to schedule management, insurance billing, coding, collections, and the financial management of a medical practice. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AMA 114 and AMA 118.
AMA114, AMA118 4
AMA123 AMA123 - Electronic Health Records
This course introduces the concepts and history of Electronic Health Record software, including meaningful use. The students will be oriented in a hands-on EHR simulation utilizing SpringCharts software. Emphasis will be placed on the basic patients chart to labs, tests, codes, and templates. Students will apply all aspects utilizing EHR computer software
4
AMA124 AMA124 - First Aid/CPR
This course will fulfill the requirements for students to achieve their 2-year First Aid/CPR card required by the healthcare industry.
1
AMA125 AMA125 - Practice Management System Applications
This course offers students an opportunity learn to use a medical practice management system (PMS) and practice a variety of practice management functions common to a healthcare facility. Students will practice with hands-on software in scheduling, billing, account balancing, and financial report analysis.
2
AMA126 AMA126 - Advanced Administrative Medical Concepts
This course is an introduction to administrative skills related to schedule management, insurance billing, coding, collections, and the financial management of a medical practice.
4
AMA127 AMA127 - Medical Insurance and Reimbursement
This course focuses on medical insurance terminology and processes for billing a variety of insurance types. They learn specifics of Medicaid, Medicare, TriCare, L&I, and commercial insurance and analyze agency payment vouchers. Secondary insurance billing requirements, rebilling, and electronic billing are included.
4
AMA128 AMA128 - Advanced Medical Terminology - Pathophysiology
This is an advanced medical terminology course with an emphasis on the Male Reproductive System, Endocrine System, Nervous System, and Special Senses. Prerequisite required: Successful completion of AMA112, AMA 117, and AMA121.
AMA112, AMA117, AMA121 4
AMA129 AMA129 - Medical Coding Applications
This course is an introduction to coding of diagnoses and procedures of health care records with emphasis on coding for insurance reimbursement. Students learn to use both CPT and ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM classification manuals and reference materials. Prerequisite required: Successful completion of AMA 112, AMA 117, AMA 121, and AMA 128.
AMA112, AMA117, AMA121,AMA128 4
AMA130 AMA130 - Medical Office Supervision and Management
This course will focus on developing practical skills in managing people and issues of supervision. Components will consist of building effective work teams, communication skills for supervisors, conflict resolution, managing change, and supervision principles in the healthcare setting.
3
AMA131 AMA131 - Interview Techniques
This course focuses on the interview techniques.Students will discuss different types of interview formats, brainstorm interview questions and answers, participate in mock interviews, and learn how to handle unexpected interview situations.
3
AMA133 AMA133 - HIV Prevention Education
This course meets Washington State Department of Health objectives for the 4- and 7-hour HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens education requirement for credentialed healthcare providers and non-credentialed healthcare facility employees.
1
AMA134 AMA134 - Healthcare Credentialing
This course is an introduction to the necessary components of healthcare credentialing. State, Federal, and administrative requirements are addressed.
2

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
AMA132 AMA132 - Phlebotomy
This course provides instruction on how to be successful in collecting blood samples. The student will learn how to collect blood samples using all of the tools currently being used in the Laboratory industry. Collection of blood samples will be from fellow students as well as allowing blood to be drawn from students. Processing samples for analysis will be part of the curriculum. Students will learn how to deal with age specific needs of patients, customer service, special collections, and non-blood samples.
3
AMA135 AMA135 - Practical Applications
This course offers students an opportunity to work on a lab-based project instead of a work-based learning component. The projects focus is on prior course work.
3
AMA296 AMA296 - Work-based Learning Experience
Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries in the area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider.
2
AMA297 AMA297 - Work-based Learning Seminar
Students enroll in the work-based learning seminar in order to receive an orientation to the work-based learning experience. Faculty meets with the students to provide support and assistance during the experience.
1

Administrative Medical Assistant - Certificate of Competency: 76 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
AMA110 AMA110 - Computer Basics
This course will provide the basic vocabulary and terminology related to computer and word processing applications. An introduction to computer hardware and software is provided. This course will help build confidence and skills in using computer technology.
1
AMA111 AMA111 - Introduction to Word Processing
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of MS Word. The components that will be covered are document creation, editing and saving, formatting text and paragraphs, working with tables, etc. as related to healthcare.
3
AMA112 AMA112 - Fundamentals of Medical Terminology
This course is an introduction to the first of a series of medical terminology courses associated with anatomy/physiology and the understanding of the disease process. Students use basic prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and medical abbreviations.
4
AMA113 AMA113 - Healthcare Communications
This course focuses on the growing emphasis on customer service, the patient experience, cultural competence, quality improvement, patient safety, and corporate compliance that healthcare professionals deal with every day. Emphasis is placed on communicating appropriately, working well in teams, respecting and valuing differences, using limited resources efficiently, and interacting effectively with coworkers, patients, and guests.
5
AMA114 AMA114 - Introduction to the Health Care Profession
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the administrative medical assistant profession with emphasis on professional behaviors as they relate to the patient-physician-medical assistant relationship.
5
AMA115 AMA115 - Digital Media Transcription
The course is an introduction to the processes used to transcribe a variety of medical correspondence and reports with emphasis on the development of proofreading and editing skills. Digital media is introduced.
3
AMA116 AMA116 - Medical Office Procedures
This is a practical applications course that focuses on a variety of administrative medical tasks to include appointment scheduling, internet research, referral processes for treatment, and records management. Students are introduced to a medical office simulation project.
3
AMA117 AMA117 - Beginning Medical Terminology
This course is an introduction to medical terminology with an emphasis on the Integumentary, Digestive, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems. Prerequisite required: AMA 112
AMA112 4
AMA118 AMA118 - Administrative Medical Concepts
This course focuses on the Administrative Medical office functions. Communication regarding patient appointments will be focused upon. Students will be introduced to proper telephone techniques, a variety of filing systems in the medical office, understanding how equipment and supplies are essential the office, and will learn the basic concepts of performing front-office reception duties in the medical office. Prerequisite: AMA 114.
AMA114 4
AMA119 AMA119 - Advanced Medical Office Procedures
This is an advanced practical applicationscoursethat focuses on a variety of administrative medical tasks. Students will continue their simulation project and will include designing a medical office waiting area as well as performing medical practice financials.
3
AMA120 AMA120 - Introduction to Spreadsheets
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of MS Excel. Students will be performing basic calculations using formulas, formatting and printing worksheets, and creating powerful charts and graphs for the healthcare industry.
3
AMA121 AMA121 - Intermediate Medical Terminology
This is a continuance course focusing on medical terminology with an emphasis on the Blood, Lymph and Immune Systems; Musculoskeletal System, Urinary System, and Female Reproductive System. Prerequisite required: AMA 117
AMA117 4
AMA122 AMA122 - Intermediate Administrative Medical Concepts
This course is an introduction to administrative skills related to schedule management, insurance billing, coding, collections, and the financial management of a medical practice. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AMA 114 and AMA 118.
AMA114, AMA118 4
AMA123 AMA123 - Electronic Health Records
This course introduces the concepts and history of Electronic Health Record software, including meaningful use. The students will be oriented in a hands-on EHR simulation utilizing SpringCharts software. Emphasis will be placed on the basic patients chart to labs, tests, codes, and templates. Students will apply all aspects utilizing EHR computer software
4
AMA124 AMA124 - First Aid/CPR
This course will fulfill the requirements for students to achieve their 2-year First Aid/CPR card required by the healthcare industry.
1
AMA125 AMA125 - Practice Management System Applications
This course offers students an opportunity learn to use a medical practice management system (PMS) and practice a variety of practice management functions common to a healthcare facility. Students will practice with hands-on software in scheduling, billing, account balancing, and financial report analysis.
2
AMA127 AMA127 - Medical Insurance and Reimbursement
This course focuses on medical insurance terminology and processes for billing a variety of insurance types. They learn specifics of Medicaid, Medicare, TriCare, L&I, and commercial insurance and analyze agency payment vouchers. Secondary insurance billing requirements, rebilling, and electronic billing are included.
4
AMA128 AMA128 - Advanced Medical Terminology - Pathophysiology
This is an advanced medical terminology course with an emphasis on the Male Reproductive System, Endocrine System, Nervous System, and Special Senses. Prerequisite required: Successful completion of AMA112, AMA 117, and AMA121.
AMA112, AMA117, AMA121 4

Students prepare for careers as integral members of a healthcare team in an outpatient setting. Competency-based activities in the program provide extensive hands-on practice for students in the use of computer application skills to create and handle medical information. Medical transcription, Electronic health records, medical terminology, patient administrative services, and professional ethics are presented with emphasis on the billing procedures of the insurance industry. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions. In addition, work-based learning experiences are available in many medical settings and/or dental settings that support the theory presented in the classroom.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ethical behaviors, such as confidentiality, empathy, and understanding in the workplace.Perform medical administrative tasks, medical transcription, and electronic health records.
  2. Use medical terminology related to human anatomy, physiology, common disease process, and common medical procedures performed in the medical office setting.
  3. Use software associated with the medical workplace.
  4. Obtain skills in the management of multiple tasks and oral and written communication.
  5. Enhance career opportunities and employment skills expected for an entry-level medical office professional.

In addition, the following college-side learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Mary Ann Keith

    253.680.7372 | Email

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