Feb 26, 2021
**Effective December 10, 2020, this program is no longer enrolling students.
The introduction of students to the overall operation of the physician’s office is the basic objective of this program. Students are trained to assist the physician in the examination room, to perform routine laboratory procedures, and to handle financial records, correspondence, insurance forms, and other administrative functions. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students to successfully gain entry-level employment as a medical assistant.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Perform clinical assisting and laboratory procedures.
- Create and enter data into different healthcare documents.
- Apply legal concepts to the medical practice.
- Communicate professionally with patients, coworkers, and providers.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, medical assistant.
A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
Students must meet the minimally required score on the entrance assessments to be eligible to enroll in the Associate of Science/Applied Science Degree Program in Medical Assisting Services.
All courses, 17.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Required Anatomy and Physiology Course
◊ 4.00 semester credit hours are required. (4.00 of these semester credit hours will satisfy general education science requirement)
Required Clinical Courses
All courses, 15.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Healthcare Elective Courses
A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required from a combination of healthcare electives and/or credits transferred from the core (non-general education) courses of a healthcare-related associate or diploma programs. Students not transferring in 2.00 semester credit hours in healthcare courses may make up the difference with elective courses in healthcare and/or related subject areas.
General Education Requirements
Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education (◊ includes 4.0 credit hours from Anatomy and Physiology listed in above required) distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.
9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications
6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences
◊ Science Semester Credit Hours are satisfied through Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed above.
Personal and Professional Development Courses
1.00 semester credit hours are required.