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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Medical Assisting (EA10)


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Associate in Science Degree

Students successfully completing the program will function as entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with the following capabilities:

  • Eligibility to sit for a national medical assisting certification examination
  • Medical assisting skills to perform at entry level competency
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately maintain healthcare records while upholding all related laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated accurate problem solving in classroom and clinic
  • Communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, families and other healthcare providers
  • Demonstrated behaviors consistent with the Medical Assisting Code of Ethics
  • Ability to competently function within the medical assisting scope of practice
  • Ability to competently function within an interdisciplinary healthcare team

Third Semester - Students must acquire certification from the American Red Cross in CPR and First Aid before beginning the third semester.

Fourth Semester - Medical Assisting Externship - 160-200 hours in a supervised non-classroom setting. The first weeks of course will be classroom based simulations prior to the off-campus experience. This course is the final 10 weeks of the semester after completion of all other MED requirements.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:


Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 60


1 All elective courses should be based on student’s career objectives. It is recommended that selection of elective courses be discussed with the program advisors.

NOTE: Please read Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses here.

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