Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, Diploma

Our Medical Assistant (MA) diploma program offers students a chance to receive a well-rounded curriculum that includes both general education and occupational courses. By combining academics with hands-on training, we are able to ensure that our students graduate with the knowledge and competencies needed to work effectively alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Similar to our Associate in Applied Science program, diploma students will receive training in a variety of practical skills including:

  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Documenting patient history
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Drawing blood (phlebotomy)
  • Utilizing Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Assisting providers with various specialty examinations

Graduate Opportunities

Our Medical Assistant diploma program prepares graduates to become in-demand employee candidates in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics and outpatient medical facilities.

CMA (AAMA) Certification

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant program, graduates are eligible to apply for approval to take a national Certified Medical Assistant examination (AAMA) to become a Certified 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

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