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2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) 
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Medical Assistant - CC

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Utah State University-Eastern

College of Science

Department of Biology

The Medical Assistant Program is a certification program that can be completed in one year.  The program prepares and trains individuals for a career in health care.  Medical Assistants can seek employment with health care providers in offices or other medical settings in both the administrative and clinical procedures. The Medical Assistant Program is an accredited program with the AMT (American Medical Technologists).  Upon the successful completion of coursework, students receive a certificate of completion from Utah State University.  At that time students are eligible to submit an application and if accepted, sit for the AMT MA certification examination.  Only graduates of accredited medical assistant programs are eligible to sit for the AMT MA Certification Examination.

Carla Endres, Ph.D., Director of Allied Health

Utah State University-Eastern-San Juan,, (435) 678-8209

Medical Assistant Entrance Requirements

The Utah State University College of Eastern Utah-San Juan Campus has an open admission policy. Applicants will be admitted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, marital status, veteran disability status or veteran of the Vietnam era. High school graduation is desired but not required.

General Admissions Procedures

To be officially admitted to the college as a full-time matriculated student, an applicant must submit the following: 

  1. A completed Application for Admission.
  2. A $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Official transcripts of all previous high school and/or their GED and college work if the student is a transfer student.
  4. Placement and evaluation exam. ACT (American College Test), ACTEN (American College Test Enhanced), SAT(Scholastic Aptitude Test), APCC test , ABLE Test, or ASSET test scores.

Notification of acceptance and resident status will be sent from the Admissions and Records Office. If a student's application is incomplete at the time of registration, the student may be admitted on an individual basis. Students applying for financial aid, must be matriculated before receiving aid.

A declaration of a major is accomplished through the Application for Admission. Students desiring to change their majors after acceptance are required to complete "A Change of Major" form at the Admissions and Records Office.

Returning Students

A student who has been away for more than 3 years, must submit a new application for admission. No admissions fee will be assessed to returning students. Those who have attended other colleges or universities in the interim will be asked to submit transcripts of all college credits. 

Enrollment Prior to High School Graduation

An academically qualified high school student who wishes to enroll at CEU-SJC must attain an "Approval for Enrollment of High School" form from the Admissions and Records Office. The high school principal must sign the form signifying approval and the form returned to the Admission and Records Office prior to the registration of the student. Students taking courses under the concurrent enrollment program, after regular high school hours or at night, do not have to complete the "Approval for Enrollment of High School" form.

Transfer Students

A transfer student from another college or university must submit the following:  

  1. A completed Application for Admission.
  2. A $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Official transcripts of all previous college work. (Official transcripts must be sent directly from the previous school. Hand carried transcripts will not be accepted.)
  4. ACT, ACTEN, SAT, APCC, ABLE or ASSET test scores. If a transfer student has completed 20 hours and has taken an English course equivalent to our English 1010, they will not be required to take the above tests.
  5. A transfer student can not transfer credits with D or E (F) grades or credits from developmental or remedial courses.
  6. The student must be in good standing and eligible to re-enroll at the college or university where they were most recently registered.
  7. Transfer students will not be matriculated until official transcripts of all previous college or university work are submitted to CEU-SJC.

Registration Requirements Checklist (Checklist in PDF format to print and turn in with paperwork)

1. Registration Date and Time-Please visit the USU-EASTERN-San Juan Website for registration information.

2. Advising- Students interested in the Medical Assistant Programs should visit with an advisor prior to registration.

3. Vaccination records and Background Check- A packet including vaccination records and backgrounds check information needs to be on file at Utah State University-Eastern San Juan Campus.  Students are advised to keep a copy off all records.                        

Immunizations and Background check requirements     

Required Immunizations- All immunizations below are required. Administrative and Clinical Experience will not accept students that have not met immunization requirements.

Hepatitis B series: The first of the series needs to be completed Prior to semester one of in the initial weeks of the semester.  It can take time to schedule an appointment for vaccination; therefore students are encouraged to begin early.  The second injection is given four weeks after the first, and needs to be completed by the middle of the semester.  The third injection is completed 4 months after the first and needs to be completed before the end of the second semester.

MMR- Documentation of two MMR immunizations, or a titer indicating immunity, need to be completed prior to the end of Semester one.  If you do not have childhood immunization records, it is recommended that you begin these immunizations or obtain a titer before beginning the program.

TB- Documentation of a recent TB test is required during the initial weeks of semester one.  You can have this test up to 3 months before starting the program.  TB tests are good for one year.  If yours expires prior to completion of the program, you will need to repeat it.

Varicella- at least one Chicken pox vaccination or titer indicating immunity

Tdap-at least one pertussis immunization as an adult

Hospital Orientation- Prior to initiating any clinical externship, students are required to attend an orientation with the appropriate Hospital that they will be attending for their clinical experience.  At times, this may require students completing experience at more than one hospital to attend orientations for each hospital that they will be working under.

Background Check- You will be required to order and pay for a background check during the first 2 weeks of Semester one.  The cost is approximately $55.

CPR requirement- Students must take a CPR course and receive CPR and first aid cards to meet the CPR requirement.  Periodically, CPR courses are offered ion campus. Please make arrangements to attend (including notifying other instructors).  This must be completed by the middle of Semester one CPR certification is usually valid for 2 years.

*Students will be required to turn in a packet to USU-Eastern-SJC with all of the above records.  Students should keep a copy of all records for their own files.

National Certification

After the successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to sit for the National Certification Exam.  Use the link below to access the application.  Click on certifications.

The following courses are required for the Certificate of Completion in Medical Assistant:

Semester Two

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