COURSE CODE: 8346

Medical Assistant II

SCED Code: 14151
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: Medical Assistant I
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA
Non-Traditional?: M

Students apply and implement medical-assisting skills and techniques learned in Medical Assistant I. They also learn management of health records; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; care and use of equipment; collection and analysis of laboratory specimens; special diagnostic testing related to basic diseases and disorders, treatment, and medication; and job preparedness skills. Advanced on-the-job clinical experience in a healthcare facility is a part of the course. Successful completion of the program may lead to employment in a healthcare setting and an industry credential. 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.

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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
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
Health Informatics
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • 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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