Medical Assistant Certificate Requirements

2018/2019   Certificate of Completion

70-78 credits

Certificate as Awarded on Transcript: Certificate of Completion, Medical Assistant

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher to register for the Medical Assistant Program classes. Classes starting with the letters MA are considered core program classes.

  • Prerequisite Courses:
    • MTH 95** Intermediate Algebra [4 credits]
    • AH 111 Medical Terminology I [3 credits]
    • AH 112 Medical Terminology II [3 credits]
    • BI 121 Human Anatomy and Function I [4 credits]
    • BI 122 Human Anatomy and Function II [4 credits]
      • BI 231, BI 232 and BI 233 can be substituted for BI 121 and BI 122
    • CIS 120 Computer Concepts or computer competency test [0-4 credits]
    • AH 113 Introduction to Study of Disease [5 credits]
    • WR 121 English Composition [4 credits]
    • SP 218 Interpersonal Communication [3 credits]
      • Students who have already completed SP 111 and a class meeting the Human Relations requirement may be able to substitute these classes for SP 218. Contact the Program Director for details.
    • CIS 10 Computer Keyboarding [1 credit] (may be taken prior to entry or at any time during the program)

**or MTH 98 or higher. MTH 95 is recommended if students have time to take it.

  • Core Requirements: MA core classes are taken together and sequentially after students have entered the Medical Assistant Program.
    • MA 110 Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting [7 credits]
    • MA 111 Introduction to Professional Medical Assisting [5 credits]
    • MA 120 Clinical Medical Assisting II [7 credits]
    • MA 121 Administrative Medical Assisting [5 credits]
    • MA 137 Application of Professional Medical Assisting [4 credits]
    • MA 140 *Nutrition, CPR and First Aid for Medical Assistants [3 credits]
    • MA 147 Medical Assistant Practicum I [5 credits]
    • MA 150 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants [3 credits]

*Students who do not earn required CPR/First aid cards during this class will be required to earn these at their own expense prior to the start of practicum.