Course Schedule

Spring 2019 Courses  |  Summer 2019 Courses

Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 100 - 39687 - Intro. to Medical Assisting
MEDA 100 Introduction to Medical Assisting

Duties and responsibilities of a medical assistant, medical administrative assistant, and billing specialist in a physician's office, clinic, hospital or other medical facility. Emphasizes desirable personality traits and human relationships as well as medical ethics, specialties in the medical field, and office maintenance.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: ENGL 836 or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 or eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary and READ 836 or ESL 400 with Credit or a grade of "C" or better or eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading Placement Test and other measures as necessary.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T Th 12:45pm-2:00pm Malhotra,R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 110 - 39688 - Medical Terminology
MEDA 110 Medical Terminology

Development of a medical vocabulary that includes medical abbreviations and symbols through the study of the principles of word construction and word analysis, with emphasis on spelling and pronunciation, diagnosis, disease process, pathology and their interrelationship with body systems.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: ENGL 836 or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 or eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary and READ 836 or ESL 400 or eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading Placement Test and other measures as necessary.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
M W 12:45pm-2:00pm Malhotra,R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 115 - 39689 - Intro Electronic Health Record
MEDA 115 Introduction to Electronic Health Record

Introduction to electronic health record and learning the skills required of medical scribes and editors. Electronic entering of medical letters, reports and forms.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: CBOT 415 or equivalent skill level;, ENGL 836 and READ 836 or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 or eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test or other measures as necessary
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T Th 12:45pm-2:00pm Newland,B
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 120 - 39695 - Clinical Procedures I
MEDA 120 Clinical Procedures I

Patient intake, examination room techniques and patient preparation, asepsis and sterilization procedures, laboratory procedures and specimen collection, vital signs, and electrocardiograms (Extra supplies may be required).

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: BIOL 130, MEDA 100, MEDA 110 and MEDA 140
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
M 9:45am-12:25pm Malhotra,R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 120 - 39695 - Clinical Procedures I
MEDA 120 Clinical Procedures I

Patient intake, examination room techniques and patient preparation, asepsis and sterilization procedures, laboratory procedures and specimen collection, vital signs, and electrocardiograms (Extra supplies may be required).

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: BIOL 130, MEDA 100, MEDA 110 and MEDA 140
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
W 9:45am-12:25pm Malhotra,R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 121 - 39696 - Clinical Procedures II
MEDA 121 Clinical Procedures II

Dosage calculation, exposure control, disposal of biohazard waste, administering medications, injections, microbiology, venipuncture, and emergency medical procedures. (Extra supplies may be required).

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MEDA 120 and MEDA 190
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
Th 9:45am-12:25pm Malhotra,R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 121 - 39696 - Clinical Procedures II
MEDA 121 Clinical Procedures II

Dosage calculation, exposure control, disposal of biohazard waste, administering medications, injections, microbiology, venipuncture, and emergency medical procedures. (Extra supplies may be required).

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MEDA 120 and MEDA 190
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T 9:45am-12:25pm Malhotra,R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 140 - 39690 - Implemt. Electr. Health Record
MEDA 140 Implementation of Electronic Health Record

Electronic scribing/editing of patient medical chart progress notes, history and physicals, letters, consultations, surgical and autopsy reports, and discharge summaries from different aural modes. Course includes analyzing, editing, proper documentation, and compliance requirements for medical scribes and medical editors.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MEDA 110 and MEDA 115 or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T Th 11:10am-12:25pm Newland,B
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 150 - 39691 - Medical Office Procedures
MEDA 150 Medical Office Procedures

Fundamental office procedures applied to the medical field. Decision-making, setting priorities, finding information, coping with interruptions, and producing under pressure in medical office simulations.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MEDA 100 Completion of or concurrent enrollment and MEDA 110 completion of or concurrent enrollment
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T Th 12:45pm-2:00pm Newland,B
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 160 - 39694 - Medical Insurance Procedures
MEDA 160 Medical Insurance Procedures

Covers Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Worker's Compensation and other insurance programs. Coding resources used in claims preparation. Billing and bookkeeping methods using the computer.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: CBOT 415 or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T Th 11:10am-12:25pm Newland,B
Evening Class   CLASS OVER MEDA 167 - 44651 - ICD-10-CM Beginning Coding
MEDA 167 ICD (International Classification of Diseases)-10-CM (Clinical Modification) Beginning Coding

Development of nomenclature and classification of diseases. Basic coding principles of diseases and symptoms according to ICD-10-CM with emphasis on the coding of medical records. Use of indexes, sequencing of code numbers, and preparation of documents to increase competency.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 32-36
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
S 8:30am-12:35pm Newland,B
Evening Class   CLASS OVER MEDA 168 - 44652 - ICD-10-CM Intermediate Coding
MEDA 168 ICD (International Classification of Diseases)-10-CM (Clinical Modification) Intermediate Coding

Intermediate principles and philosophy of coding logic according to ICD-10-CM. Emphasizes the use of UHDDS, source documents, multiple coding, sequencing, Z codes, tables, neoplasms, and mental disorders.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 32-36
Prerequisites: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MEDA 167
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
S 8:30am-12:35pm Newland,B
Evening Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 169 - 44653 - ICD-10-CM Advanced Coding
MEDA 169 ICD (International Classification of Diseases)-10-CM (Clinical Modification) Advanced Coding

Advanced principles and philosophy of coding logic according to ICD-10-CM. Emphasizes diseases by body systems, complications, injuries, and adverse effects of drugs.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 32-36
Prerequisites: MEDA 168 Completion of, or concurrent enrollment
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
S 8:30am-12:35pm Newland,B
Evening Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 190 - 39698 - Introduction To Pharmacology
MEDA 190 Introduction to Pharmacology

Designed for medical assistants, medical scribes and other allied health professionals. Includes general principles of drug use, knowledge of the most commonly used drugs and regulations for controlled drug usage.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 811 or MATH 818 or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
T 5:30pm-8:30pm Frojelin,S
Evening Class   IN
PROGRESS
MEDA 672 - 39741 - Cooperative Ed.: Internship
MEDA 672 Cooperative Education: Internship

Supervised internship in cooperation with private or public sector employers. Designed to apply knowledge and learn new skills, directly related to the student?s program of study, outside of the normal classroom environment. Students must attend one orientation which is offered the first three weeks of each semester. Each unit requires 60 hours per unit for unpaid work or 75 hours per unit for paid work during the semester. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. The unit limitation applies to any Cooperative Education Work Experience (any combination of 670, 671 and/or 672 courses) offered within the SMCCCD.

Units: 1 - 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Work Experience hours/semester: 75-300
  • Field Experience hours/semester: 60-240
Prerequisites: A minimum of 12 completed units in the occupational discipline.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
TBA Malhotra,R