HSC 293: Medical Assisting Technology Practicum

Class Program
Credits 4

This course is a credit-worthy work opportunity for students to gain experience in their major areas of study by strengthening and expanding their classroom theoretical knowledge through practical application. This course provides the Medical Assisting Technology student with reality training in the field of health care with an emphasis on medical office skills and clinical practice. Students will be mentored by an experienced supervisor in the agency setting. Satisfactory completion of this experience is required for the completion of the AAS degree in Medical Assisting Technology.


HSC 121 Medical Assisting Administrative I; HSC 221 Medical Assisting Administrative II; HSC 150 Medical Assisting Clinical I; HSC 250 Medical Assisting Clinical II, all with a grade of "C" or better; satisfactory completion of 40 program credits with a 2.0 GPA or better. Student must be enrolled in the Medical Assisting Technology program; course must be taken in the final semester of the program.

Students will be required to maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher throughout the entire internship semester. If, at midterm, the student is averaging a GPA less than 2.0, they will be withdrawn from the internship and will be required to repeat HSC 293 Medical Assisting Technology Practicum in its entirety during the next available semester. Required background checks and clearances are facility-specific for internships. Please consult with your internship advisor during the internship application meeting to allow sufficient time to obtain the requisite background checks and clearances.