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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Medical Assisting Technology Major (A.A.S.)

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Major code AA5019

Ohio University–Lancaster offers a two-year program leading to the Associate in Applied Science in medical assisting technology. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary in both the scientific/clinical areas and the business/administrative areas of the medical assisting field. Medical assistants are allied health professionals who work in a variety of health care settings.

MAT students are required to complete a health form and have a doctor certify that they are sufficiently healthy to perform clinical and externship duties. Students are required to have up-to-date immunizations for MMR, Varicella, TB (within the last 10 years), Hepatitis B, and PPD (within one year of program entry date). Students also are required to have current provider level CPR (adult, child, infant) and First Aid prior to taking Clinical Techniques, Administrative MA, and Externship courses. These must be documented in writing to the MAT program director by March 1st, prior to enrollment in MAT 170 and MAT 201. Contact the director of the Medical Assisting Technology program for further information.

The Medical Assisting Technology (MAT) Program at Ohio University–Lancaster is accredited by the commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org/) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater FL 33756, 727.210.2350.

Technical Associate Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 96 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn at least 30 quarter hours of resident credit at Ohio University; if you complete fewer than 60 quarter hours of Ohio University credit, you must earn at least 8 of your final 15 hours as resident credit. You also must meet Ohio University general education requirements for associate degrees. (See “Associate’s Degrees” the University College section)

To earn a technical associate degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Related Basic Requirements: 12 hours

Electives: 5-9 hours

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation: 99

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