Medical Assisting (MA)
STUDENT HANDBOOK  
General Issues

Student Communication
Students must maintain a current telephone number, e-mail address, and home address with their instructors and the Health Sciences Division office in order to stay current on any changes in the MA program.

Bulletin boards displaying important information, communications, and events are located in the hall and in the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Class meetings will be held to discuss the needs or concerns of the class. Each semester a student representative will be elected by the class. Student representative duties include attendance at class meetings, leading class meetings, communicating class concerns and needs to the faculty, and communicating the faculty response back to the students. Students are also encouraged to individually communicate with appropriate faculty as the need arises.


Parking
Parking at clinical facilities will be delineated at clinical orientations. Parking for the Health Sciences and University Programs falls under City of Redding regulations. Please only park in areas designated for public parking.

The college insurance does not cover injury involving a vehicle driven to and from the clinical setting.


Children on Campus
Children are not allowed in the clinical skills lab, classroom, or clinical settings during class time.  Students are expected to arrange for appropriate child care.​


Cell Phones/Pagers
Cell phones/pagers are to be left on silent mode in the classroom. Cell phones should not be answered during class. If there is an emergency requiring answering of a cell phone, the student will be required to leave the classroom. Some clinical agency policies do not allow the use of personal cell phones or pagers in the facility. Not following the policies of the agency may result in your removal from the educational area.  At agencies that do allow cell phones and pagers, they should not be answered in a patient room. 


School/Clinical Cancellation
On occasion school is cancelled due to weather conditions. Currently the college announces cancellations on local radio stations. If the instructor is notified of the cancellation, the student will be contacted. In some instances, the student will have to determine on their own whether it is safe to travel to and attend school or clinical activities.


MA Student Handbook​


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