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Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multiskilled 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 medical administration, and ethical/ legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals. Once a student is accepted into the Medical Assisting Program, courses must be taken in sequence.

Medical Assisting (A45400), Associate of Applied Science

 
AAS Degree Requirements (72 Credit Hours)
 

Fall Semester (20 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assisting 1
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
MED 130 Administrative Office Procedures I 2
MED 140 Examining Room Procedures I 5
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 20
 

Spring Semester (18 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures I 5
MED 240 Examining Room Procedures II 5
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 18

Summer Semester (6 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum 5
MED 262 Clinical Perspectives 1
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 6

Fall Semester (17 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
MED 270 Symptomatology 3
OST 148 Medical Insurance and Billing 2
Select one of the following:
ACC 115 College Accounting 4
  OR  
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
Select one of the following:
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
  OR  
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 17

 

Spring Semester (11 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
MED 131 Administrative Office Procedures II 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
  Humanities Elective 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 11

Humanities Elective:

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
HUM 110 Technology in Society 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3

Developmental Requirements:

ENG 111:

  • ENG 002

State Co-Requisites ENG 011


NOTE: THE MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM IS ACCREDITED BY THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION PRO-GRAMS (WWW.CAAHEP.ORG) UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTING EDUCATION REVIEW BOARD (MAERB).

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