Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, Diploma in St. Louis

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

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

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