MDA1103
List of Programs requiring MDA1103
List of Programs requiring MDA1103


Program Title: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Description: The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is designated as an Extended Degree Program in that students must complete a minimum of 89 or more required credit hours. The program prepares selected individuals through theory and clinical experiences to practice as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in a variety of health care settings. Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the student to apply to write the national credential examination offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Satisfactory achievement on this examination qualifies the graduate to practice as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, (RDMS). Registered Sonographers who are already RDMS, but do not have a college degree, may enroll in the required supportive and general education courses as outlined in the College catalog. Applicants will be granted a degree upon successful completion of the requirements. The course of study combines general education in the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences with instruction in the theory and practice of sonography. Basic admission requirements include High school diploma or completion of GED. Declaration of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as the designated curriculum choice. Completion of all required supportive courses with a grade of ‘B’ or higher. Completion of General Education requirements with a grade of ‘B’ or higher. Attendance at a record review session- January. Students who are eligible for the program are notified in writing no later than April 15. All requirements and procedures for admission, as outlined in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography information letter and during the information sessions, must be completed by May 1 of the year in which the student is intending to enroll in the program. In order to be eligible to take the national credential examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, students must successfully complete all requirements of the program. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. A mandatory criminal history check and drug screen will be conducted on all candidates for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, prior to the start of the program. Conviction of a felony or any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, will preclude eligibility for admission. For details contact (248) 233-2916. In addition to the regular tuition, Sonography students incur extra costs such as liability insurance, health examination, uniforms, supplies, travel and registry application.




Program Title: Health Care Administration

Program Description: This program leading to an associate in applied science degree is designed to prepare students for a career in health care administration. This flexible program will enable students with health care experience to supplement previous experience and develop new skills necessary for upward mobility. Graduates of this program will be prepared as nursing home administrators, nursing home administrative personnel, department heads in hospitals and administrative personnel for public and private health facilities, including ambulatory clinics and assisted living facilities. Courses in this program are also available to those individuals who are required to have continuing education credits in order to maintain their nursing home licensure. Courses prefixed HCA 1000 through 2300 are approved for continuing education credits. Students must complete HCA 1000 with a “C” or better or receive permission from the Program Coordinator to enroll in HCA 1110 through 2300. The externship is individually arranged upon completion of the first 9 courses listed under “Major Requirements.” The number of hours required for this clinical experience is dependent upon previous supervisory experience in a health care facility and may range from 180 to 360 clock hours. The program coordinator makes arrangements with the students and the specific health care facility for this externship. A mandatory criminal history check with fingerprinting and drug screening will be conducted in the semester immediately preceding the start of the externship courses, at the student's expense. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for enrollment in the externship course(s). In addition to the regular tuition, Health Care Administration students incur extra costs including, but not limited to; liability insurance, health examination, uniforms, required vaccinations, travel and certification fees. For further details, contact the Health Care Administration Department at (248) 233-2917.




Program Title: Health Care Administration Certificate

Program Description: The certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in health care administration. This flexible program will enable students with health care experience to supplement previous experience and develop new skills necessary for upward mobility. Graduates of this program will be prepared as nursing home administrators, nursing home administrative personnel, department heads in hospitals and administrative personnel for public and private health facilities, including ambulatory clinics and assisted living facilities. Courses in this program are also available to those individuals who are required to have continuing education credits in order to maintain their nursing home licensure. Courses prefixed HCA 1000 through 2300 are approved for continuing education credits. However, students must complete HCA 1000 with a “C” or better, ENG 1510, 1520 or 2200 with a “C” or better and/or receive consent of Program Coordinator/designee to enroll in HCA 1110 through 2300. The externship is individually arranged upon completion of the first 9 courses listed under “Major Requirements.” The number of hours required for this clinical experience is dependent upon previous supervisory experience in a health care facility and may range from 180 to 360 clock hours. The program coordinator makes arrangements with the students and the specific health care facility for this externship. A mandatory criminal history check with fingerprinting and drug screening will be conducted in the semester immediately preceding the start of the externship courses, at the student's expense. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for enrollment in the externship course(s). In addition to the regular tuition, Health Care Administration students incur extra costs including, but not limited to; liability insurance, health examination, uniforms, required vaccinations, travel and certification fees. For further details, contact the Health Care Administration Department at (248) 233-2917.




Program Title: Medical Assisting

Program Description: Students may expand on their Medical Assisting Certificate (MDA.CT) credential by further completion of required supportive courses for an Associate in Applied Science degree (MDA.AAS.) The associate degree provides an opportunity for progression in related health care careers and degrees beyond the associate degree level. A mandatory Medical Assisting orientation (current within two years) is required of all students entering any Medical Assisting program. Additionally, a criminal history check will be conducted on all students prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission. For details contact (248)942-3069 or refer to the OCC website: www.oaklandcc.edu/health/medical-assisting. Selection into the Practicum portion of the Medical Assisting program is done at the point of placement through an application process. Details are provided in the Medical Assisting Student Handbook. Selected students will be notified prior to placement. In order to be eligible for Practicum placement students must also obtain the following: A grade of a “C” (2.0) or better in all major program requirements. A current CPR card at health care provider or professional provider level. A current First Aid card. A current health history and physical exam with appropriate immunization documentation. A negative drug screen test immediately prior to the start of practicum courses. Application for Practicum placement is due the semester prior to Practicum. Selected students will be notified prior to placement. The policies and regulations regarding progression and retention in all Medical Assisting Programs, as well as certification requirements, are outlined in the Medical Assisting Student Handbook which is provided to each student attending the mandatory orientation.




Program Title: Medical Assisting Certificate

Program Description: The Medical Assisting certificate is designed “to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains” for an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant in a private medical office, clinic or other health care facility. Both clinical and administrative skills are included in the course work. On-the-job experience is provided by a total of 180 unpaid hours of practicum placement with a licensed health care practitioner. The student may choose to complete an associate in applied science degree after earning and applying for a certificate in Medical Assisting (MDA.CT). A mandatory Medical Assisting orientation (current within two years) is required of all students entering any Medical Assisting program. Additionally, a criminal history check will be conducted on all students prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission. For details contact (248) 942-3069 or refer to the OCC website: oaklandcc.edu/health/medical-assisting. Upon completion of the certificate program the student will be eligible for the American Association of Medical Assistant’s (AAMA) national certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA-AAMA). Training incorporates cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains in the practice as medical assistants in both administrative and clinical areas. The business administration area of instruction will include medical law and ethics; scheduling appointments; telephone practices; processing mail; oral and written communication skills, including reports and manuscripts; responsibilities of office care and management; patient and insurance billing; financial records; payroll records and banking; and safety precautions. Students will also use word processing skills to develop job descriptions and office policy manuals. The clinical area of instruction will include Universal Standards, preparing the patient for exam; obtaining vital signs and medical histories; assisting with exams, treatments and surgeries; performing routine laboratory procedures; EKGs and other diagnostic procedures; sterilization procedures; instructing patients in preparation for x-rays and laboratory tests; venipuncture; administration of medications; proper charting and documentation; first aid; and patient education. The Medical Assisting certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB at maerb.org.) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350 Selection into the Practicum portion of the Medical Assisting Certificate program is done at the point of placement through an application process. Details are provided in the Medical Assisting Student Handbook. Selected students will be notified prior to placement. In order to be eligible for Practicum placement students must also obtain the following: A grade of a “C” (2.0) or better in all major program requirements. A current CPR card at health care provider or professional provider level. A current First Aid card. A current health history and physical exam with appropriate immunization documentation. A negative drug screen test immediately prior to the start of practicum courses. Application for Practicum placement is due the semester prior to Practicum. Selected students will be notified prior to placement. The policies and regulations regarding progression and retention in all Medical Assisting Programs, as well as certification requirements, are outlined in the Medical Assisting Student Handbook which is provided to each student attending the mandatory orientation.




Program Title: Medical Insurance Coding & Billing

Program Description: This option is intended for individuals who desire entry-level employment as a medical insurance coder and biller in a private medical office, clinic or other health care facility. Successful completion of this option will result in a certificate of achievement in Medical Insurance Coding and Billing. Eligibility for this certificate is dependent upon the student achieving a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the required courses. The student may choose to continue and complete an Associate in Applied Science or certificate in Medical Assisting. Completion of the mandatory Medical Assisting Program orientation is required. A mandatory criminal history check will be conducted on all students prior to the start of the program. 1) Conviction of a felony or any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or 2) Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, will preclude eligibility for admission. For details, contact (248) 942-3069.




Program Title: Medical Office Admin. Procedures

Program Description: This option is intended for individuals who desire entry-level employment in administrative medical assisting in a private practice, clinic, or other health care facility. Successful completion of this option will result in a Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administrative Procedures. Eligibility for this certificate is dependent upon the student achieving a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the required courses. The student may choose to continue and complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting or a Certificate in Medical Assisting. A mandatory Medical Assisting orientation (current within two years) is required of all students entering any Medical Assisting program. Additionally, a criminal history check will be conducted on all students prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission. For details contact (248) 942-3069 or refer to the OCC website: https://oaklandcc.edu/health/medical-assisting/




Program Title: Phlebotomy

Program Description: This option is intended for individuals who desire entry-level employment as a phlebotomist in area labs or hospitals. Successful completion of this option will result in a certificate of achievement in Phlebotomy. Eligibility for this certificate is dependent upon the student achieving a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the required courses. The student may wish to continue and complete an Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Medical Assisting. Completion of the mandatory Medical Assisting Program orientation is required. A mandatory criminal history check will be conducted on all students prior to the start of the program. 1) Conviction of a felony or any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or 2) Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, will preclude eligibility for admission. For details, contact (248) 942-3069.




Program Title: Radiologic Technology (Extended)

Program Description: The Radiologic Technology program leads to an associate in applied science degree and is designated as an extended degree program in that students must complete a minimum of 73 or more required credit hours. The program prepares selected individuals through theory and clinical experiences to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in a variety of health care settings. Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the student to apply to write the national credential examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Satisfactory achievement on this examination qualifies the graduate to practice as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, R .T. (R). Registered Radiologic Technologists who do not have a college degree may enroll in the required supportive and general education courses as outlined in the college catalog. Applicants will be granted a degree upon successful completion of the requirements. The course of study combines general education in the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences with instruction in the theory and practice of radiologic technology. Program Admission Procedures Students must first be admitted to the college and must designate radiologic technology (RAL.APP) as their curriculum. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Each year, a limited number of students are admitted through a selection procedure. Basic admission requirements include: High school diploma or completion of GED Declaration of Radiologic Technology as the designated curriculum choice. Completion of all required supportive courses with a grade of “B” or higher. Completion of General Education requirements with a grade of “B” or higher. Attendance at a record review session -March. Students who are eligible for the program are notified in writing no later than May 1. All requirements and procedures for admission as outlined in the Radiologic Technology information sessions must be completed by April 30 of the year in which the student is intended to enroll in the program. In order to be eligible to take the national credential examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, students must successfully complete all requirements of the program. The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). A mandatory criminal history check with fingerprinting and drug screening will be conducted on all students selected to the Radiologic Technology program, prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission. In addition to the regular tuition, Radiography students incur extra costs including, but not limited to; liability insurance, health examination, uniforms, supplies, required vaccinations, travel, registry application and certification fees. For further details contact the Health Professions and Technologies Dept. at (248) 233-2916.




Program Title: Surgical Technology

Program Description: The Associate Degree Surgical Technology Curriculum leads to an associate in applied science degree and is designated as an extended degree program in that the student must complete a minimum of 73 or more required credit hours. A graduate may be employed at a hospital operating room, surgical center or private office setting. Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the student to take the National Certification Examination for the Surgical Technologist. Currently certified Surgical Technologists who do not have a degree may enroll in the required general education courses as outlined in the college catalog. Applicants will be granted a degree upon successful completion of the entire program. The course of study combines general education in the humanities and the biological, behavioral and social sciences with instruction in the theory and practice of surgical technology. Program Admission Procedures Students must first be admitted to the college and must designate surgical technology (SUR.APP) as their curriculum. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission into the program. Registration in the SUR courses is possible only after the student is interviewed and admitted into the track through a selection process based on a system of priorities. Each year there are a limited number of students admitted to the program through a selection process. Basic admission requirements include: High school diploma or completion of GED Declaration of Surgical Technology (SUR.APP) as the designated curriculum choice Completion of ALL required supportive courses with a grade of “B” or higher Completion of General Education requirements with a grade of “C” or higher Attendance at a records review session with the Program Director or designee Validated attendance at an Information Session Completion of a program application and checklist with a counselor at the Southfield campus All requirements and procedures for admission must be completed by December 15 of the year preceding intended program enrollment. Students who are accepted into the program are notified in writing no later than April 1. In order to sit for the National Certification Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA), students must obtain a “C” or better in all the currently required college and program courses for an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The policies and regulations regarding admission, progression and retention in the program, as well as certification are outlined in the student handbook that is provided to each student enrolled in the program. In addition to the tuition, students incur extra costs such as liability insurance, pre-admission health examination, supplies, travel expense for clinical, and application fee for membership to the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the SUR program. This program is designed as a full-time study; however, students may complete the required pre-requisites on a part time basis. A mandatory criminal history check with fingerprinting and drug screening will be conducted on all students selected to the Surgical Technology program, prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission. In addition to the regular tuition, Surgical Technology students incur extra costs including, but not limited to; liability insurance, health examination, uniforms, required vaccinations, travel, and certification fees. For further details contact the Surgical Technology Department at (248) 233-2914.