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Program Description

The objective of the program is to develop in students the personal traits and professional skills needed to perform as competent entry-level medical assistants. The program provides students with knowledge of anatomy and physiology, routine laboratory procedures, and patient care procedures commonly performed in medical offices.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 9 months

Curriculum: What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Medical Assistant?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Medical Assistant program:
  • Examination Techniques
  • Clinical Aspects of Coding and Billing
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Medical Office Laboratory Procedures

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Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
CSK 100 Study Skills* 15 - - 1.0
CAT 150 Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology* 55 - - 3.5
CCB 100 Computer Basics* - 15 - 0.5
CMF 95 Math Fundamentals* 20 - - 1.0
CHS 100 CPR & First Aid* 10 5 - 0.5
Career Prep Sequence Total 100 20 - 6.5

* Successful completion of CSK 100, CAT 150, CCB 100, CMF 95 and CHS 100 is required prior to externship.

Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
MAA 100 Office Management  30 30 - 3.0
MAA 102 Introduction to Insurance and Coding 15 15 - 1.5
MAA 104 Business Writing and EHR  15 15 - 1.5
Professional Sequence I Total 60 60 - 6.0

**Professional Sequence I must be successfully completed prior to entrance into Professional Sequences II, III, & IV. Professional Sequences II, III, & IV may be completed in any order.

Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
MDA 111 Examination Techniques 15 30 - 2.0
MDA 121 Clinical Aspects of Coding & Billing 15 15 - 1.5
MDA 130 Surgical Procedures 15 30 - 2.0
Professional Sequence II Total 45 75 - 5.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
MDA 106 Pharmacology 30 30 - 3.0
MDA 136 Medical Law and Ethics 15 - - 1.0
MDA 120 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures 15 30 - 2.0
Professional Sequence III Total 60 60 - 6.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
MDA 125 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures 15 30 - 2.0
MDA 141 Medical Specialty Procedures 15 30 - 2.0
MDA 131 Communication 30 - - 2.0
Professional Sequence IV Total 60 60 - 6.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
MDA 275 Externship - - 200 4.0
Externship Total - - 200 4.0
Program Totals 325 275 200 34.0


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