Medical Assisting Certificate
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.
Students must complete the following admission procedure:
- Place into WRTG S110 (or higher), MATH S054 (or higher).
- Program director approval and completed application with health examination, current TB test and immunizations.1
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|
|Written Communication Skills|
|WRTG S111||*Writing Across Contexts||3|
|PSY S111||*Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSY S250||*Lifespan Development|
|HS S102||Fundamentals of CPR and First Aid 1||1|
|HS S114||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|HS S116||Mathematics in Health Care||3|
|HS S135||Medical Terminology||3|
|MA S133||Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative I||4|
|MA S142||Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical I||4|
|MA S233||Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative II||4|
|MA S242||Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical II||4|
|MA S294A||Medical Assisting Practicum 2||4|
This course is waived with a current first aid and provider level CPR.
All applicable cognitive objectives and psychomotor and affective competencies must be achieved prior to the start of the practicum.