Gain an understanding of front and back-office skills to prepare for direct employment in a medical practice setting. Front office functions include checking patients in & out upon arrival & departure, phone etiquette, and scheduling appointments, working in electronic health records. Basics of billing and coding in the office. Back office skills such as recording vital signs, electrocardiograms, laboratory procedures, medication administration, and assisting the healthcare provider in special procedures are included. The laboratory and externship experiences are designed to give the student hands-on application of procedures in a medical office setting. After completing the program, the successful student is eligible to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) exam for Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA).

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AAS in Medical Assistant

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
MAT 121 Mathematics for the Applied Sciences 4 Prerequisite
AHE 101 Medical Terminology 3 Major Requirement
BIO 160 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 Major Requirement
MDA 120 Medical Office 4 Major Requirement
ENG 100 Introduction to Composition 3 GE-Composition
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Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
MDA 121 Medical Technician 6 Major Requirement
ENG 101 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE-Composition
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE 3 GE- Social/Behavioral Sciences
SPC 215 Public Speaking/GE 3 Elective
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Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
MDA 239 Medical Assistant Externship 1 (first 8 weeks) 4 Major Requirement
MDA 240 Medical Assistant Externship 2 (second 8 weeks) 4 Major Requirement
PHI 220 Medical Ethics 3 GE- Arts/Humanities
BIO 205 Microbiology 4 GE- Physical/Biological Sciences
CIS 120 Computer Information Systems/GE 3 GE- Additional Courses
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Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
BIO 218 Human Pathophysiology 4 Elective
SPC 271 Group Communication/GE 3 Elective
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE 3 Elective
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Medical Assistant

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 09/2019

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
MAT 121 Mathematics for the Applied Sciences 4 Prerequisite
AHE 101 Medical Terminology 3 Major Requirement
BIO 160 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 Major Requirement
MDA 120 Medical Office 4 Major Requirement
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Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
MDA 121 Medical Technician 6 Major Requirement
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Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
MDA 239 Medical Assistant Externship 1 (first 8 weeks) 4 Major Requirement
MDA 240 Medical Assistant Externship 2 (second 8 weeks) 4 Major Requirement
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