MOAS Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.


MOAS 1109. Pharmacology and Nutrition. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces basic concepts in pharmacology, nutrition, and diet therapy. Concentrates on broad drug classifications, basic dosing calculations, side effects and actions of the most common medications, essential nutrients, and the effect of diet on health. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: MATH 1102 and ALHT 1110.

MOAS 1110. Clinical Procedures I. 2-2-3 Units.

An introduction into the medical assisting field. Students learn both clinical and communication skills that are performed in the physician's office including the care, use and sterilization of instruments, how to obtain vital signs, and administer electrocardiograms, how to drape and position patients for examination, application of dressings and bandages, and how to asist with minor surgical procedures in the office setting. Students will have met state requirements and been approved by the Department of Human Resources to work with x-ray equipment upon successful program completion. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: ALHT 1110, ALHT 1111, BIOL 1100 or BIOL 1107K, MATH 1102 or MATH 1111, and MLTS 1101 within 3 years of applying to the program.

MOAS 1111. Clinical Procedures II. 3-0-3 Units.

Furthers the student's knowledge of the more complex activities in a physician's office. Topics include: collection/examination of specimens; venipuncture; urinalysis; administration of medications including oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intradermal medications; first aid and CPR; physical therapy procedures; and principles of radiology safety. (F,S) (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ALHT 1110, ALHT 1111, BIOL 1100 or BIOL 1107K, MATH 1102 or MATH 1111, MOAS 1110 and MLTS 1101.

MOAS 1112. Medical Ethics. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students to medical ethics, legal issues and methods of quality assurance, including agencies which regulate health care agencies. Introduces job search and human relations skills. Students will develop an employment package which includes a resume, application letter, and job application form. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: OADM 1150 and OADM 1230.

MOAS 1159. Medical Office Procedures. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasis on the clerical component of the medical forms including: appointment scheduling, basic finances, medical records, insurance billing and coding. (Career Course)(F,M)
Prerequisites: OADM 1150, ALHT 1110, ALHT 1111.

MOAS 1189. Certification Preparation. 1-0-1 Unit.

Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses. Helps the student prepare for the national certification exam for medical assistants. Topics include anatomy and physiology, microbiology and infection control, effective communication, administrative functions, medical law, and ethics, and safety and emergency practices. This class will be taken with MOAS 1190 Clinical Practicum.
Prerequisites: MOAS 1110, MOAS 1111 .
Corequisites: MOAS 1190.

MOAS 1190. Clinical Practicum. 1-12-5 Units.

Students perform a practicum in a physician's office or health care facility. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: ALHT 1110, ALHT 1111, MLTS 1101, MOAS 1110, MOAS 1111 and BIOL 1100 or BIOL 1107K (BIOL 1107K required for AAS majors).