Medical Assisting – Associate Degree (A45400)

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals to perform clinical, laboratory, and administrative procedures.

Course work includes instruction in assisting with clinical examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration, confidentially/HIPAA training and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care; administratively instruction includes training in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations, and basic administrative office procedures.

Students complete the Diploma Curriculum (Fall Semester #1, Spring Semester #1, and Summer #1 semester), and then complete the following Semester #2 courses for the Associate Degree in Applied Science Medical Assisting Program:

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
MED 131 Admin Office Procedure II 2
Huanities Elective 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
Semester Total 14
Spring Semester #2
MED 136 Preventive Health 3
MED 270 Symptomatology 3
MED 272 Drug Therapy 3
MED 276 Patient Education 3
Semester Total 12

*Note: See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/ Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses.


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