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Externship Requirements/Policies

The Externship course is an important component of the Medical Assisting program. This course is an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the academic (didactic) courses to actual health care practices.

Health Care Site

The health care facilities which serve as affiliation sites provide an essential service to our program and our profession. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner during their affiliation experiences. Absences from the health care site are to be avoided, as the learning experiences provided at the sites are not available in other education settings.

Externship Course

MOA 212 is a Clinical Externship and requires the student to not only attend class but to work at a contracting site for a total of 160 externship hours without compensation.

Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to their externship site.

The student must be CPR certified and 1st Aid certified with a current card. Further details included in the professional Practice Experience Manual which is available before starting their externship. Student will also be required to participate in a criminal background check and drug testing. Students must meet the health requirements prior to starting their externship also.