4 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 12
Introduction to Medical Assisting introduces students to some of the duties and responsibilities of administrative and clinical medical assistants. Course content focuses on basic skills that one might see performed in a doctor's office or out-patient facility. Various instructional strategies and technologies will be used to give students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. The student will also have the opportunity to refine previously learned technical skills, in addition to gaining additional competencies as they participate in simulated activities and procedures in the classroom. Instruction will be augmented with study tours and shadowing experiences in health care facilities. Students have the opportunity to compete in a wide variety of competitive events at both the state and national level.