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

Medical Assistant Application

Application For Admissions

Semester 1

Course # Course Hours Credits
BI103 Human Biology Theory 60 4
BI103L Human Biology Lab 30 1
HB303 Medical Terminology 45 3
PS101 Psychology 45 3
AH100 Professional Development 45 3
MT201 Technical Math 45 3

Semester 2

Course # Course Hours Credits
MA100 MA Medical Office Procedures 45 3
MA101 MA Fundamental Skills I Theory 45 3
MA101L MA Fundamental Skills I Lab 30 1
MA102 MA Fundamental Skills II Theory 45 3
MA102L MA Fundamental Skills II Lab 30 1
MA250 Medical Assistant Externship 160 3

Semester 3

Course # Course Hours Credits
EN150 Communications 45 3
SC101 Sociology 45 3
ENG101 English Composition I 45 3
MT204 Pre-Algebra 45 3
PH202 Human Pathology and Pharmacology Concepts 45 3
HC101 Ethics 45 3

Semester 4

Course # Course Hours Credits
HM306 Legal Aspects of Medical Records 45 3
HM201 Electronic Health Records Theory 45 3
HM201L Electronic Health Records Lab 30 1
PA204 Medical Billing Procedures Theory 45 3
PA204L Medical Billing Procedures Lab 30 1

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