The College Credit Certificate in Medical Assistant prepares individuals to provide health services in ambulatory out-patient facilities, including medical offices and clinics. Medical Assistants participate in diagnostic, clinical, and administrative functions. Diagnostic functions include drawing blood, performing basic laboratory tests, and taking EKG’s and X-Rays. Clinical functions include obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for and assisting with examinations and procedures, administering medications and performing treatments. Administrative functions include serving as receptionists, scheduling appointments and diagnostic procedures, managing records, completing insurance coding, and providing for billing and collecting. Medical Assistants use computer technology to manage records, billing and other aspects of a medical office or clinic. Students participate in an externship each semester to gain experience in every aspect of the medical assistant’s practice. Students accepted into the program will also need to meet medical clearance criteria and pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Students who do not meet these requirements will be removed from the program.

Medical Assistant Courses (44 credits)
  • ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
  • BSC 1085 Anatomy & Physiology (3)
  • BSC 1085L Anatomy & Physiology Lab (1)
  • BSC 1086 Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
  • BSC 1086L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
  • PHI 2600 Introduction to Ethics (3)
  • HSC 1004C Basic Healthcare Worker (3)
  • MEA 1006C Introduction to Medical Assistant (3.5)
  • MEA 1206C Clinical Procedures for Health Professions (3.5)
  • MEA 1232 Diseases & Disorders for Health Professions (3)
  • MEA 1244C Pharmacology for Health Professions (3)
  • MEA 1265C Lab Procedures for Health Professions (3.5)
  • MEA 1331C Office Management for Health Professions (4)
  • MEA 1040C Phlebotomy (2.5)
  • MEA 1820C Medical Assistant Capstone (4)
Total Credits Required: 44