Certificate in Medical Assisting

  • Requires TWO semesters- 29 semester hours of coursework
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Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting

  • Requires FOUR semesters- 60 semester hours of coursework
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Medical Assisting

Courses in Medical Assisting prepare the student to work in many different settings such as physician's offices, clinics and group practices. Because Medical Assistants are multi-skilled, they can perform both administrative and clinical procedures making them valuable in health care.  As managed care compels physicians to contain costs and manage human resources more efficiently, the demand for medical assistants is rising.

MDCA courses should be taken in the order prescribed in the curriculum.  A grade of "C" or higher is required for satisfactory completion of all MDCA courses.  Students will complete practicum rotations (MDCA 2464) at local hospitals and clinics as assigned by instructors. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to be assigned to clinical rotations. Transportation to and from the clinical site is the responsibility of the student. An updated immunization record, physical, drug screen and/or background check may be required prior to participation in clinical rotations.