This program builds upon the skills acquired through the completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting. The student will complete additional courses related to administrative and clinical procedures, as well as institutional degree requirements to obtain his/her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting. This program prepares graduates to be multi-skilled practitioners who are qualified to perform both administrative and clinical skills in the ambulatory healthcare setting. Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses in the curriculum. A graduate of this program may seek employment as a Medical Assistant, medical office manager or medical records clerk in a physician’s office setting, ambulatory care facility, medical laboratory, cardiology area, out-patient facility, hospital, or other in-patient facility. Prerequisites are a GPA of 2.25 or better in either high school or college; CPR for the Professional; and Standard First Aid certification. Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses in the curriculum to graduate.