Medical Assisting Certificate

Sitka, e-Learning

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work primarily in ambulatory care settings, such as physician’s offices, clinics and outpatient care centers under the direct supervision of physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants. Medical assistants perform both administrative and clinical duties.

Admission Requirements

Students must complete the following admission procedure:

  1. Place into WRTG S110 (or higher), MATH S054 (or higher).
  2. Program director approval and completed application with health examination, current TB test and immunizations.1

Eligibility for the CMA (AAMA) certification examination may be denied by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certifying Board if the applicant has been found guilty or pleaded guilty to a felony.

Minimum grade of C- is required for all courses with an overall 2.00 GPA or higher for certificate completion.

Courses in Medical Assisting Procedures (Clinical I & II and Administrative I & II) can only be taken by students admitted to the Medical Assisting Program. The Practicum serves as the capstone and can be taken only after other program requirements are completed. Accreditation standards require the practicum to be unpaid.

Minimum Credit Hours 36
General Requirements 6
Program Requirements 30-31
General Requirements
Written Communication Skills
WRTG S111*Writing Across Contexts3
Social Sciences
PSY S111*Introduction to Psychology3
or PSY S250 *Lifespan Development
Program Requirements
HS S102Fundamentals of CPR and First Aid 11
HS S114Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology4
HS S116Mathematics in Health Care 3
HS S135Medical Terminology3
MA S133Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative I4
MA S142Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical I4
MA S233Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative II4
MA S242Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical II4
MA S294AMedical Assisting Practicum 24
Total Credits37