Medical Assistant I

SCED Code: 14151
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: M

Students gain foundational knowledge in basic anatomy and physiology, medical ethics, medical asepsis, terminology, medical mathematics, and legal responsibilities. Students also develop basic skills and techniques to assist the healthcare provider and/or other medical professionals in patient examinations, basic emergency care, simple laboratory tests, and administrative duties. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences (8302)

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Research Assistant
Diagnostics Services
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
Health Informatics
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Financial Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller, Patient Financial Services
  • Medical Information Technologist
  • Medical, Health Services Manager
Support Services
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Materials Manager
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Records Processing Assistant
Therapeutic Services
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Medical Assistant
  • Surgical Technologist

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