A.A.S. - Occupational Degree
This program will provide students with a working knowledge of front and back office skills to prepare the student for direct employment in a medical practice setting, as well as the general education courses required for completion of Applied Associate of Science.
This program will provide students with a working knowledge of front and back office skills to prepare the student for direct employment in a medical practice setting. Student will be prepared for national credentialing exam.
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.
First Semester: Fall
|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|
Second Semester: Spring
|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|
Third Semester: Fall
|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|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|BIO 218||Human Pathophysiology||4||Elective|
|SPC 271||Group Communication/GE||3||Elective|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology/GE||3||Elective|
Check the Medical Assistant program page for additional information about this degree.
Note: Before the end of the student's second semester in the program, students will be required to have a Arizona DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card for Volunteer Health Science Student & Clinical Assistant and a Healthcare Provider (BLS Provider) or Professional Rescuer (CPR) certification.