3.5 Credit Hours

This course provides medical assistant students with a 30 day supervised practicum in an ambulatory healthcare setting, performing the psychomotor and affective competencies relevant to the profession. A minimum of 210 hours is obtained. On-site supervision is provided by an individual who has knowledge of the medical assistant profession. The course encourages the student to demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic subject matter required for competence in the medical assisting profession. Students will learn to incorporate the cognitive knowledge in performance of the psychomotor and affective domains in their practice as medical assistants in providing patient care.