The Medical Assisting program at Dixie Tech is a great career for those who love the medical field and interacting with patients. The MA takes on a vital role in every medical office whether they specialize in front office or back office, to support every aspect of a practice making them a valuable member of the team. Most doctors know that they couldn’t get through the day without them. Dixie Tech MA graduates take a national test for certification upon completion of the program which makes their certificate transferable to locations in the greater US.
Medical Terminology is a comprehensive entry-level study of the medical language for use in a health career setting for learners with little or no previous experience. Students will also learn the fundamentals of pharmacology rules and regulations, including different forms of medication, dosage calculations, and various methods for administering medication in all forms.
This course introduces students to the legal and ethical challenges they will face regularly in practice as a health-care professional. The students will be guided through legal concepts and the law, important ethical issues, and the emerging area of bioethics- preparing them to meet the challenges of professional practice.
Students will learn basic office skills, including scheduling patients, correctly identifying components of medical charts, procedures for medical billing and coding, processing insurance claims, and facilities management. The Student will gain a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory, and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records and practice scribing exercises in an EHR.
This course will teach how anatomy and physiology relate to the body structure as a whole and what impact disease can have on the body.
In this course, students will learn in a mock lab with hands-on competencies, how to interact with patients in a professional manner while performing tests that can be performed in a physician’s office laboratory. They will also learn phlebotomy, EKG, vital signs and measurements, injections, specimen collections, and basic equipment and supplies needed for minor procedures.
The entire Medical Assisting course is designed to help prepare the student to sit for a proctored national certification exam accredited through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Once the student completes all classwork and a 180-hour externship, they are eligible to sit for the exam.
Mindi has called Southern Utah home for over 15 years. She studied Healthcare Management and has experience in a variety of specialty and surgical practices. Mindi also owned and ran a medical billing and transcription business before joining the Dixie Tech team. She is happily married and has three children.
Kami was born overseas in Hong Kong and eventually moved to Utah. She is married with four children. Kami began her medical career as a Medical Assistant and scribe. Teaching was always a career goal, and she is happy to be achieving and living that goal here at Dixie Tech.
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