3.5 Credit Hours
The course provides the student with an six week supervised practicum in an ambulatory healthcare setting, performing psychomotor and affective competencies. A minimum of 210 hours is obtained. On-site supervision is provided by an individual who has knowledge of the medical assistant profession. Students shall not receive compensation/payment, monetary or otherwise, from the practicum site for services provided as a part of practicum from the site. 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.