Medical Assistant (212)
Associate in Applied Science Degree
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 in 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.
NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses will be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner, but prerequisites must be observed.
Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.