Medical Assisting – Administrative & Clinical – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1208.00

The program prepares students to seek employment in medical offices or clinics performing administrative and clinical duties including records management, financial systems, laboratory procedures and medical transcription. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus clinical sites.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in coordination with the American Association of Medical Assistants. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, a student is eligible to take the certification examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (convicted felons may not be eligible).

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Requirements for admission into the Medical Assisting Program

  1. Completed application for admission to the program.
  2. Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent with a 2.0 grade point average as well as in all college work.
  3. Keyboarding speed of 30–35 wpm.
  4. Eligibility for ENGL 001A READING AND COMPOSITION.
  5. After acceptance into the program, submit a completed health form evidencing physical and emotional health including required immunizations/chest x-ray or Mantoux test.
  6. Current CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) card, which must be maintained while in the program.

Recommended preparation

High school courses in human physiology, algebra, bookkeeping and typing.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate and perform technical skills related to administrative and clinical duties utilizing current technology and OSHA/CLIA standards required in the medical ambulatory settings.
  2. Exhibit professionalism, skills required for employment and interpersonal skills in a culturally diverse community.
  3. Apply cognitive skills to analyze, synthesize and evaluate ideas and information in a medical ambulatory setting.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
MA 109HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY1
MA 110MEDICAL OFFICE MICROCOMPUTER MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS1
MA 111AADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I4
HLSC 115MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY3
MA 122ACLINICAL MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I2
MA 122BCLINICAL MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES II2
PYSO 100BASIC PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY3
Winter Intersession
MA 126PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS2
Semester II
MA 111BADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES II4
HLSC 113HUMAN DISEASE3
MA 122CCLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES III4
MA 124PHLEBOTOMY & LABORATORY PROCEDURES FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS3
MA 127MEDICAL INSURANCE3
Summer Intersession
MA 128PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE4
Total Units39

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree