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Medical Assistant Associate Degree of Applied Science

One of the objectives of the Medical Assistant Degree is to challenge the student to utilize learned critical thinking skills necessary in today’s work environment. The curriculum content encompasses oral and written communication courses which will prepare the student to become an effective communicator. This general education background combined with the technical courses offered in the Medical Assistant program along with the college’s “learn by doing” philosophy will prepare the student for the technical demands of the new millennium.

The Associate Degree will provide the student with the competitive edge, helping the student to become employable with more opportunities for advancement. It will give the credentials needed to help him/her succeed in the medical field.

Additional objectives of the program are to prepare the student for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Clinical Technician, Orderly, Ward Clerk, Medical Data Entry Specialist, Transcriptionist, Records/Insurance Clerk, and Medical Office Manager.

Medical Assistants qualify to take the Phlebotomy Registry (AMT), EKG Certification (NAHP), and RMA Certification (AMT) and hold certifications in First Aid and CPR. Graduates secure employment in hospitals, a variety of doctor’s offices, clinical laboratories, medical supply companies, state agencies, insurance companies, transcription organizations, and a variety of other institutions that utilize clerical skills.

Graduates secure positions in hospitals, a variety of doctor’s offices, medical and insurance billing companies, state agencies, insurance companies, transcription organizations, and a variety of other institutions that utilize clerical skills.

To earn an associate degree of applied science in medical assistant, the following courses* are required:

  • Medical Terminology**
  • Medical Theory I**
  • Medical Theory II**
  • Medical Theory III**†
  • Medical Lab I**†
  • Medical Lab II** †
  • Medical Lab III** †
  • Comp. Clinical Procedures and Pharmacology** †
  • Medical Office Procedures / Electronic Health Records**
  • Computerized Medical Office    Procedures**
  • Externship**
  • Accounting I
  • Intro to College English
  • Intro to College Math
  • Written Communications
  • College Algebra
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • American Government & Politics
  • Communication Skills
  • Earth Science
  • Sociology
*Does not indicate the order in which these courses will be offered.
**Core class for this diploma
† This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work.

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Associate Degree of Applied Science in Medical Assistant

OPEID-030790

CIP Code – 51.0801

Credential Level 02

Occupation (SOC Codes)   31-9092.00  43-6013.00  43-4171-00

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Associate Degree of Applied Science in Medical Assistant

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    This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work.
    Introductory classes are not calculated towards GPA and students who are required to take them only have one academic year of aid to do so.

    Course #Course Description Credit Hrs

    1st Semester

    MTH 095Introduction to College Math4.0
    WRC 095Introduction to College English4.0
    MED 100Medical Terminology4.0
    CPF 100Computer Fundamentals3.0
    COM 110Communication Skills3.0
    AGP 120American Government & Politics3.0
    Total13.0

    2nd Semester

    MDT 101Medical Theory I5.0
    MDL 101Medical Lab I2.5
    MOP 110Medical Office Procedures/ Electronic Health Records4.0
    Total11.5

    3rd Semester

    MDT 101Medical Theory II5.0
    MDL 121Medical Lab II2.5
    ERS 110Earth Science3.0
    MTH 110College Algebra3.0
    Total13.5

    4th Semester

    MDT 231Medical Theory III5.0
    MDL 231Medical Lab III2.5
    WRC 110Written Communications3.0
    Total10.5

    5th Semester

    COP 200Computerized Medical Office Procedures3.0
    SOC 110Sociology3.0
    CCP 240Comprehensive Clinical Procedures & Pharmacology4.0
    EXT 250Externship3.0
    Total13.0

    This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work.
    Introductory classes are not calculated towards GPA and students who are required to take them only have one academic year of aid to do so.

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