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Medical Assisting Program Requirements

A.A.S. Degree/Certificate: Day Program

Fall Semester (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Work Experience/
Clinical Hours
Credit
Hours
*BIO 165 Anatomy & Physiology I   3 3 0 4
MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assisting   1 0 0 1
*MED 118 Medical Law & Ethics   2 0 0 2
*MED 121 Medical Terminology I   3 0 0 3
MED 130 Administrative Office Procedures I   1 2 0 2
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding   2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology   3 0 0 3
Total 15 7 0 18

 

Spring Semester (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Work Experience/
Clinical Hours
Credit
Hours
*BIO 166 Anatomy and Physiology II P/C 3 3 0 4
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy   1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry P/C 3 0 0 3
*MED 122 Medical Terminology II P/C 3 0 0 3
MED 131 Administrative Office Proc. II   1 2 0 2
MED 140 Exam Room Procedures I   3 4 0 5
Total 14 11 0 19

 

Summer Session (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Work Experience/
Clinical Hours
Credit
Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines OR P/C 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting P/C 3 0 0 3
MED 182 CPR First Aid & Emergency   1 2 0 2
MED 276 Patient Education   1 2 0 2
SPA 131 Spanish for Heath Providers   1 0 0 1
Total 6 4 0 8

 

Fall Semester (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Work Experience/
Clinical Hours
Credit
Hours
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures I   3 4 0 5
MED 232 Medical Insurance Coding   1 3 0 2
MED 270 Symptomatology   2 2 0 3
MED 272 Drug Therapy   3 0 0 3
MED 274 Diet Therapy/Nutrition   3 0 0 3
Total 12 9 0 16

 

Spring Semester (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Work Experience/
Clinical Hours
Credit
Hours
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy P/C 2 2 0 3
MED 260 Medical Clinical Practicum   0 0 15 5
MED 262 Clinical Perspectives   1 0 0 1
MED 264 Medical Assisting Overview   2 0 0 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3 0 0 3
Total 8 2 15 14

Special Note: P/C indicates prerequisite or corequisite course required; see Course Descriptions for specific course information.

Total Semester Hours Required for Medical Assisting A.A.S. Degree: 75
*Total Semester Hours Required for Medical Assisting Certificate: 16

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Cynthia Caviness

Program Head, Medical Assisting

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Amanda Beaman

Instructor, Medical Assisting

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"The best thing about the program was being able to have hands-on experience in the classroom labs and externships. It was very important to me to be able to work in a clinical setting for six months during my externship, prior to being employed in the field."

~ Amanda Beaman

Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Certified Medical Assistant

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