Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician Limited Scope Diploma Program

Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician Limited Scope Diploma Program

After meeting with area employers, we added Medical Assistant X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) to our program offerings to fulfill their job requests. Doctor's offices and clinics that perform x-rays need medical assistants with x-ray skills.  We added two extra months to our current Medical Assistant program to qualify you for these jobs. You could choose either our ten-month Medical Assistant program or twelve-month Medical Assistant X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) program. Decide which option is right for you!

Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for your medical assistant certification. Recognized by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), this certification could open additional doors to employment.

Perform radiographic and other diagnostic imaging procedures to assist physicians in the diagnosis of injuries and disease. Cross-train and assist in other areas of the clinic as operational needs require.

Students who have already completed the MA courses, would only need to take SS103, the MAX courses AND the externship.  (Download the catalog for details).

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
Medical assistants in Illinois enjoy one of the fastest-growing occupations at a job increase of twenty thirteen percent over the next decade. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.1

Program length - 12 months

Reference:
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00, retrieved 3/1/2019

Program Length - 12 months

On-Campus Program

This diploma in Medical Assistant X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) programs is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for entry level positions in the medical assistant profession. The diploma program includes training in office administration procedures, technology required in medical offices and x-ray imaging and techniques. The program includes a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a local clinic, hospital, or physician’s office to provide students with practical and real-life experience working in a medical office environment and practicing professional procedures as required. 10 hours are expected on campus as scheduled and directed to complete the externship requirements. Successful completion of this program will require students to attend class sessions and to complete all in-class and out-of-class assignments. Such assignments may include reading, projects, papers, and various learning activities. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for everyone (1) hour of lecture. 

Students who have already completed the MA courses, would only need to take SS103, the MAX courses AND the externship.

SS103 Digital Communication Strategies       4.0 quarter credit hours
Prerequisites: None
Students will be introduced to appropriate formats, styles and protocols for communicating through various electronic media, including email, fax, social media, and file uploads/downloads. Special emphasis will be given to the use of digital communications in various business applications, including marketing, promotion, fundraising, and other processes. The legal, ethical, privacy, and security implications associated with all forms of electronic communication will also be highlighted.

MX100 Radiograph Imaging Protocols and Positioning    3.5 quarter credit hours
Prerequisites: None
This course focuses on radiographic physics, radiation production principles of exposure, and image quality. This course also introduces radiographic positioning of the spine, skull, facial bones and sinuses.

MX101 Radiographic Specialization and Positioning    3.5 quarter credit hours
Prerequisites:
This course discusses image quality critique, special procedures for working with pediatric and geriatric patients, management of acute care conditions, and the ethics and legal considerations of radiography.  Positioning of the extremities, shoulders, and pelvis is also covered in this course.

MX102 Radiology and Imaging       3.0 quarter credit hours
Prerequisites:
This course introduces radiological science and covers the value of effective communication.  Patient care, OSHA and HIPAA regulations are presented.  Law and ethics for the limited radiographer are discussed.  Also, covered are the safety and maintenance of radiological materials and equipment and radiographic positioning for the chest and abdomen.

This diploma in Medical Assistant X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) programs is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for entry level positions in the medical assistant profession.

Rockford, Illinois