Course Catalog

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Office Finance (AAS degree) is a concentration area in the Office Administration program. Students develop skills in accounting and office finance, along with office procedures, office software applications, records management, office computations, keyboarding, editing and formatting, oral and written communication, critical thinking, team building and problem solving.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in the financial areas of government agencies, real-estate offices, financial institutions, and small or large business.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, ACC, CIS, CTS, DBA, OST and WEB  

 

First Semester

ACA 115
1 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 131
2 Credit Hour(s)
OST 137
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

ACC 120
4 Credit Hour(s)
CTS 130
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 134
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 136
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 164
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

ACC 140
2 Credit Hour(s)
COM 231
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 132
2 Credit Hour(s)
OST 289
3 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

 

Fifth Semester

OST 233
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 153
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 184
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

ENG 110 may be substituted for ENG 111.

 

Curriculum is based on the 2018-19 catalog.


  • 65 Total Credit Hours Required

 

This certificate prepares students to work in the solar industry with hands-on applications and NABCEP-focused instruction.  The program focuses on the design and installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems although students will also learn about other clean and renewable energy production systems, energy modeling software, as well as the socio-political aspect of this growing industry. 

 

First Semester

ALT 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
ELC 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 125
2 Credit Hour(s)
ELC 220
3 Credit Hour(s)
SST 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
SST 130
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

Curriculum is based on the 2018-19 catalog. 


  • 17 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division: Arts and Sciences

 

The Associate in Engineering (AE) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Engineering programs.  Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs.  Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicative courses.  

Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed. To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

This is the Electrical Engineering pathway to Western Carolina University.  See your advisor for other pathways and/or other universities.

 

 

First Semester

ACA 122
1 Credit Hour(s)
CHM 151
4 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 110
2 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 271
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

DFT 170
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 112
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 272
4 Credit Hour(s)
PHY 251
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

COM 231
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 273
4 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 280
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHI 240
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHY 252
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

CSC 134
3 Credit Hour(s)
ECO 251
3 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 220
3 Credit Hour(s)
HIS 112
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 285
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

Curriculum is based on the 2018-19 catalog.


  • 61 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division: Arts and Sciences

 

The General Occupational Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade their skills and to earn an associate degree or diploma by taking courses suited for their occupational interests and/or needs.

The curriculum content will be individualized for students according to their occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be selected from non-developmental level courses offered by the College.

Graduates will become more effective workers, better qualified for advancements within their field of employment, and become qualified for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities. Please see Student Services for additional information.

 A.A.S. Degree Program Summary Credit Hours
General Education  15
       ENG-110 Freshman Composition or ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry    3
       Humanities/Fine Arts Elective    3
       Social/Behavioral Sciences    3
       Communication/English Elective   3
       Natural Sciences/Mathematics   3
Major Hours 48 - 55
 Other Required Hours     ACA-115 1
 Program Total  64 - 71                             
 

 

Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division: Allied Health

 

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

 

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and licensure, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate skills necessary to provide safe, quality care
  2. Demonstrate knowledge necessary for professional Nursing practice
  3. Identify as a nurse committed to being a client advocate, who is caring and culturally competent
  4. Utilize informatics and evidence based data to provide Nursing care to clients
  5. Demonstrate behaviors that reflect integrity, responsibility, and ethical practices
  6. Apply the principles of nursing management

This program is approved by the:
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129

Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 782-3211

www.ncbon.com

 

Specific Program Requirements:

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. High School units (as evidenced by proof of high school graduation, high-school equivalent, or earned credits from a post-secondary institution):
    • Chemistry and Biology are strongly suggested
    • Algebra is highly recommended
  3. This program has a selective selection process. See Fall 2018 Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website. www.abtech.edu/selective-limited-programs     
  4. Final admission to the ADN program shall be contingent upon documentation of physical and emotional health that would provide evidence indicative of the applicant’s ability to provide safe nursing care to the public; this is accomplished by submission of a nursing department-issued physical form that has been completed by a licensed health care provider (physician, PA, or NP).
  5. To be eligible for admission, all nursing program applicants must submit the following documentation with a completed application:
    • Hold a documented, current, unrestricted credential as a Nurse Aide I (NAI) on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry (NCNAR) from the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (NC DHSR).A copy of the current listing on the NC DHSR website will be acceptable documentation.(https://www.ncnar.org/verify_listings1.jsp#verify)
    • Satisfactory completion of required immunizations.
  6. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification is a prerequisite to full admission and must be maintained throughout the program.  This certification must include hands-on skills components, AED use, and other lifesaving skills.  Course certifications from any other providers will not be accepted.
  7. Students applying to the ADN program must have successfully completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 168 & 169) with a "C" or better prior to full acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.Students are encouraged to have successfully completed: BIO 175 or BIO 275, ENG 111, ENG 112 or ENG 114, PSY 150, PSY 241, and HUM 115, due to the rigorous nature of the ADN curriculum.
  8. Affiliated clinical sites for nursing will require an on boarding process, which will include a criminal background check and drug testing prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences, for any reason, the student will not be able to progress in the program.Applicants for initial licensure in NC must also have a criminal background check.
  9. Admission with advanced standing is subject to space available in the clinical component of the nursing program. Students who begin their nursing education at A-B Tech have preference in admission over students requesting transfer into the program. Space will be allotted to transfer students only when no students who have previously enrolled in the A-B Tech ADN Program are requesting and have qualified for re-entry.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: BIO and NUR

 

 

Pre-admission Requirements

BIO 168
4 Credit Hour(s)
BIO 169
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

First Semester

BIO 175
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 111
8 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 117
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 112
5 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 114
5 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

NUR 212
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

NUR 211
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 241
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 114
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 113
5 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fifth Semester

NUR 213
10 Credit Hour(s)
HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

*Program total includes 8 credit hours for successful completion of BIO-168 and BIO-169 with a "C" or better in each course, as a prerequisite to admission into the ADN program.  

BIO-275 may be substituted for BIO-175

ENG-112 may be substituted for ENG-114

Curriculum is based on the 2018-19 catalog.

 


  • 71 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division: Allied Health

 

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

 

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and licensure, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate skills necessary to provide safe, quality care
  2. Demonstrate knowledge necessary for professional Nursing practice
  3. Identify as a nurse committed to being a client advocate, who is caring and culturally competent
  4. Utilize informatics and evidence based data to provide Nursing care to clients
  5. Demonstrate behaviors that reflect integrity, responsibility, and ethical practices
  6. Apply the principles of nursing management

 

This program is approved by the:
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129

Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 782-3211

www.ncbon.com

 

Specific Program Requirements:

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. High School units (as evidenced by proof of high school graduation, high-school equivalent, or earned credits from a post-secondary institution):
    • Chemistry and Biology are strongly suggested
    • Algebra is highly recommended
  3. This program has a selective selection process. See Fall 2018 Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website.      
  4. Final admission to the ADN program shall be contingent upon documentation of physical and emotional health that would provide evidence indicative of the applicant’s ability to provide safe nursing care to the public; this is accomplished by submission of a nursing department-issued physical form that has been completed by a licensed health care provider (physician, PA, or NP).
  5. To be eligible for admission, all nursing program applicants must submit the following documentation with a completed application:
    • Hold a documented, current, unrestricted credential as a Nurse Aide I (NAI) on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry (NCNAR) from the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (NC DHSR).A copy of the current listing on the NC DHSR website will be acceptable documentation.(https://www.ncnar.org/verify_listings1.jsp#verify)
    • Satisfactory completion of required immunizations.
  6. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification is a prerequisite to full admission and must be maintained throughout the program.  This certification must include hands-on skills components, AED use, and other lifesaving skills.  Course certifications from any other providers will not be accepted.
  7. Students applying to the ADN program must have successfully completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 168 & 169) with a "C" or better prior to full acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.Students are encouraged to have successfully completed: BIO 175 or BIO 275, ENG 111, ENG 112 or ENG 114, PSY 150, PSY 241, and HUM 115, due to the rigorous nature of the ADN curriculum.
  8. Affiliated clinical sites for nursing will require an on boarding process, which will include a criminal background check and drug testing prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences, for any reason, the student will not be able to progress in the program.Applicants for initial licensure in NC must also have a criminal background check.
  9. Admission with advanced standing is subject to space available in the clinical component of the nursing program. Students who begin their nursing education at A-B Tech have preference in admission over students requesting transfer into the program. Space will be allotted to transfer students only when no students who have previously enrolled in the A-B Tech ADN Program are requesting and have qualified for re-entry.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: BIO and NUR

 

Pre-admission Requirements

BIO 168
4 Credit Hour(s)
BIO 169
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

First Semester

BIO 175
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 111
8 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 117
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

NUR 114
5 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 112
5 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

ENG 114
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 113
5 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 211
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

NUR 212
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 241
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fifth Semester

NUR 213
10 Credit Hour(s)
HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

*Program total includes 8 credit hours for successful completion of BIO-168 and BIO-169 with a "C" or better in each course, as a prerequisite to admission into the ADN program.  

BIO-275 may be substituted for BIO-175

ENG-112 may be substituted for ENG-114

Curriculum is based on the 2018-19 catalog.

 


  • 71 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division: Allied Health

 

The RIBN option is an A.A.S. Dual Enrollment Program offered in collaboration with Western Carolina University (WCU). Students are accepted into and take courses at both A-B Tech and WCU during enrollment in the RIBN option.

This program is approved by the
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919)-782-3211
www.ncbon.com

 

This program is accredited by:
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791
http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

 

Specific Program Requirements:

  1. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification is a prerequisite to full admission and must be maintained throughout the program.  This certification must include hands-on skills components, AED use, and other lifesaving skills.  Course certifications from any other providers will not be accepted.
  2. Hold a documented, current, unrestricted credential as a Nurse Aide I (NAI) on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry (NCNAR) from the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (NC DHSR).A copy of the current listing on the NC DHSR website will be acceptable documentation.(https://www.ncnar.org/verify_listings1.jsp#verify)
  3. Affiliated clinical sites for nursing will require an on boarding process, which will include a criminal background check and drug testing prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences, for any reason, the student will not be able to progress in the program.Applicants for initial licensure in North Carolina must also have a criminal background check.
  4. Maintain dual admission and continued enrollment at both A-B Tech and WCU by completing at least one WCU course each semester (Fall / Spring) during years 1 through 3.
  5. Maintain a GPA of 2.25 or greater to progress in the RIBN option, with a minimum grade of "C" in all coursework.
  6. Home school will be A-B Tech years 1, 2, and 3.
  7. Year 1: enroll in general education courses at A-B Tech and WCU as advised by the RIBN Nursing Student Advisor
  8. Year 2 and 3: enroll in Associate Degree Nursing courses at A-B Tech and continue enrollment in WCU courses as advised by RIBN Nursing Student Advisor.
  9. Year 4: home school will be WCU
  10. Successfully pass NCLEX - RN to progress to year 4.
  11. See the RIBN Student Services Advisor (SSA) for the recommended course sequence.

 

See advisor for course requirements.

 

 

Total Credit Hours Required

Based on the 2018-19 requirements.

 

Division: Allied Health

 

The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences,and clinical practice.  A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provide students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry, and clinical procedures.

Graduates may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become Certified Dental Assistants.  As a Dental Assistant II, defined by the Dental Laws of North Carolina, graduates work in dental offices and other related areas.

This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, 1-800-621-8099, Ext. 2705.

Specific Program Requirements:

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. This program has a selective admission process. See Fall 2018 Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website.
  3. Acceptable report of medical examination by first day of class.
  4. Completion of required immunizations by first day of class, including first two doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  5. Students applying to the Dental Assisting program are encouraged to have successfully completed all General Education requirements prior to program admission due to the rigorous nature of the Dental Assisting curriculum.

The Diploma is designed for direct entry into the respective field.  Individuals wishing to pursue educational opportunities beyond the Diploma, should refer to the “Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions” page on the website.


Dental Assisting Program Goals

Patient Care
To prepare students through didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences to provide dental assisting services in a variety of dental settings while upholding professional standards.

Teaching
To provide foundational knowledge through a strong curriculum that prepares students to assume responsibility for ethical dental care and helps develop the skills necessary to adapt to a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Service
To promote commitment to the profession through DANB certification, membership with professional organizations, continuing education and community service.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, BIO,  DEN

 

First Semester

DEN 103
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 111
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 112
3 Credit Hour(s)
ACA 115
1 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 101
7 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

DEN 102
4 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 104
3 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 105
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 106
6 Credit Hour(s)
COM 120
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

BIO 161
3 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 107
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

BIO 163 may be substituted for BIO 161 and is recommended for students pursuing a degree

Curriculum is based on the 2018-19 catalog.


  • 47 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division: Allied Health

 

The Dental Hygiene curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community.

Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure which are required to practice dental hygiene.  Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.

This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, 1-800-621-8099, Ext. 2705.

Specific Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. This program has a selective selection process. See Fall 2018 Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website.
  3. High school chemistry or equivalent from A-B Tech or other regionally-accredited college.
  4. Acceptable report of medical examination by the first day of class.
  5. Completion of required immunizations by first day of class, including first two doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  6. Students applying to the Dental Hygiene program are encouraged to have successfully completed all General Education requirements prior to program admission due to the rigorous nature of the Dental Hygiene curriculum.
  7. The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners may deny a license to individuals convicted of a felony or any other crime involving moral turpitude.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is designed for direct entry into the respective field.  Individuals wishing to pursue educational opportunities beyond the A.A.S., should refer to the “Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions” page on the website.

Dental Hygiene Program Goals

Patient Care
To prepare students through didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences to provide dental hygiene services in a variety of dental settings while upholding professional standards.

Teaching
To provide foundational knowledge through a strong curriculum that prepares students to assume responsibility for ethical dental hygiene care and helps develop the skills necessary to adapt to a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Service
To promote commitment to the profession through licensure, membership with professional organizations, continuing education and community service.

Research
To provide curriculum that reflects relevant and current evidence-based dental hygiene care.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, BIO, CHM, DEN 

 

Pre-admission Requirements

BIO 163
5 Credit Hour(s)
CHM 130
3 Credit Hour(s)
CHM 130A
1 Credit Hour(s)

 

First Semester

ACA 115
1 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 111
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 112
3 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 120
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 121
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

BIO 175
3 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 124
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 125
1 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 130
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 131
3 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 223
2 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

DEN 222
2 Credit Hour(s)
COM 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 123
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 140
1 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 141
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

DEN 220
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 221
4 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 224
2 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 232AB
2 Credit Hour(s)
SOC 240
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fifth Semester

DEN 230
1 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 231
4 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 232BB
1 Credit Hour(s)
DEN 233
2 Credit Hour(s)
HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

PHI 240 May be substituted for HUM 115.

Curriculum is based on the 2018-19 catalog.


  • 72 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division: Allied Health

 

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

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

The Associate Degree program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Program criteria are governed by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). A student must be a graduate of a CAAHEP-accredited Medical Assisting program to be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ certification examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.  Graduates from the diploma program will be eligible to sit for the certification exam when the program receives certification through CAAHEP.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
www.caahep.org

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (800) 228-2262
www.maerb.org

Specific Program Requirements:

  1. General college admission requirements.
    • Complete College application for admission
    • Complete the Medical Assisting application for the limited/capped program admission
  2. This program has a limited admission process.See Fall 2018 Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website. www.abtech.edu/selective-limited-programs       
  3. Complete College Placement Test.
  4. High school units: Algebra and Biology strongly recommended.
  5. Students applying to the Medical assisting program are encouraged to have successfully completed MED 116.
  6. Acceptable reports of medical examinations by the first day of second semester.
  7. Satisfactory completion of required immunizations by the first day of second semester.
  8. Criminal background checks and drug screenings will be required prior to admissions to clinical sites that mandate the screenings.
  9. Current Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider certification by the first day of fifth semester.

 

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better:  CIS, MED

 

 

First Semester

MED 110
1 Credit Hour(s)
MED 121
3 Credit Hour(s)
MED 118
2 Credit Hour(s)
MED 130
1 Credit Hour(s)
MED 138
2 Credit Hour(s)
MED 116
4 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

MED 122
3 Credit Hour(s)
MED 131
2 Credit Hour(s)
MED 140
5 Credit Hour(s)
MED 270
3 Credit Hour(s)
MED 272
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

CIS 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
COM 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)
MED 182
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

MED 150
5 Credit Hour(s)
MED 240
5 Credit Hour(s)
SPA 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
MED 230
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fifth Semester

MED 274
3 Credit Hour(s)
MED 260
5 Credit Hour(s)
MED 262
1 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

Curriculum is based on the 2018-19 catalog.


  • 74 Total Credit Hours Required