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MA 163L
Beginning Externship
Description:Beginning practical experience at the novice level in outpatient clinics or other medical facilities to develop entry level administrative and clinical medical assisting skills related to fundamental principles and techniques learned in theory and skills courses. This course is the first of two semesters in which the student attends the externship.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of ANAT 58; OR ANAT 140 AND HLC 140; AND Course Completion of MA 160, MA 161, MA 162, MA 168; AND Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163, MA 165, MA 169
Recommended Preparation:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:The healthcare facilities in which students are placed require that the students must comply with all of the following before they are allowed onsite: Currency on all immunizations including annual flu shots; currency on annual tuberculosis clearance; a negative background check, a negative urine drug screen, and possess a current American Heart Association Certified Healthcare Provider CPR card.
Repeatability:Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Grading Type:Grade Only
Sections listed are for Fall 2019
 SectDaysHoursInstructorLocationRoomUnitsStatusTotal SeatsCurrent EnrollmentSeats RemainingDate Begin/EndDate Final ExamBooks
Add section to cart1165 7.50 hours per weekSlusser KHOSPITAL CLINIHOSP1.50Restricted30121809/19-12/12To Be ArrangedClick here for availability at the SRJC bookstore  Click here to see if the library has a copy of your textbook
 This class meets every Thursday at the assigned onsite clinic from 8:00am to 5:30pm. The MA 163L clinical orientation and instructor meet/greet is on Wednesday, 9/11/19 from 5:30-7pm in Emeritus, 1592. Due to blood and body fluid exposure during skills lab, and because of the health requirements of the healthcare facilities in which students are placed for their intern/externships, all students must comply with the entry requirements, before being able to register for the class. These requirements can be found here: Health Requirements. Once the health requirements are met, please contact Katherine for an add code (contact info below). Add codes are then given out during the student's Priority Registration period. Once the class is ful at 30 students, a first-come-first-served wait list will be started. For further questions, please contact Katherine Slusser, MA Coordinator , at or (707) 524-1720 (email is preferred).