Medical Assisting A.A.S.

Credential: 
Associate in Applied Science
Program Code: 
A45400

 

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 an accredited program by CAAHEP. 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)
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
www.caahep.org

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-899-1500
Fax: 312-899-1259
www.aama-ntl.org

Specific Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements:  complete college application for admission, and the Medical Assisting for the limited/capped program admission, and College Placement Test.
  2. High school units:  Algebra and Biology strongly recommended.
  3. Students applying to the Medical assisting program are encouraged to have successfully completed BIO 161.
  4. Acceptable reports of medical examinations by the first day of second semester.
  5. Satisfactory completion of required immunizations by the first day of second semester.
  6. Criminal background checks and drug screenings will be required prior to admissions to clinical sites that mandate the screenings.
  7. Current CPR certification for the Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider by the first day of fifth semester.

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: BIO, CIS, MED and OST

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)
BIO 161
3 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)

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 276
2 Credit Hour(s)
MED 260
5 Credit Hour(s)
MED 262
1 Credit Hour(s)
  • COM 140 may be substituted for COM 120

Curriculum is based on the 2015-16 catalog.


  • 73 Total Credit Hours Required