Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, Associate of Applied Science

Our Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree program has been designed to equip students with the skills they need to advance beyond the technical and practical aspects of healthcare. We will help you build a broad theoretical background from which you may draw to access, analyze, and apply critical reasoning to your work as a healthcare professional. Students in this program will receive training in a variety of skills, including obtaining vital signs, patient history, electrocardiograms (EKGs), drawing blood (phlebotomy), utilizing electronic medical records (EMR), and assisting providers with various specialty examinations.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates of SLCHC’s Medical Assistant program may confidently seek employment opportunities in physicians’ offices, hospitals, managed care organization, home care agencies, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, insurance companies, management, and specialization in research and education.

RMA (AMT) Certification

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant program, graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for approval to take a Registered Medical Assistant examination to become a Registered Medical Assistant.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

Medical Assistant Application

Application For Admissions

Semester 1

Course #CourseHoursCredits
BI103Human Biology Theory604
BI103LHuman Biology Lab301
HB303Medical Terminology 453
PS101Psychology453
AH100Professional Development453
MT201Technical Math453

Semester 2

Course #CourseHoursCredits
MA100MA Medical Office Procedures453
MA101MA Fundamental Skills I Theory453
MA101LMA Fundamental Skills I Lab301
MA102MA Fundamental Skills II Theory453
MA102LMA Fundamental Skills II Lab301
MA250Medical Assistant Externship1603

Semester 3

Course #CourseHoursCredits
EN150Communications453
SC101Sociology453
ENG101English Composition I453
MT204Pre-Algebra453
PH202Human Pathology and Pharmacology Concepts453
HC101Ethics453

Semester 4

Course #CourseHoursCredits
HM306Legal Aspects of Medical Records453
HM201Electronic Health Records Theory453
HM201LElectronic Health Records Lab301
PA204Medical Billing Procedures Theory453
PA204LMedical Billing Procedures Lab301

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