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    May 24, 2024  
Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting Certificate

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No. of Credits: 35
Contact: L. Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are prepared to function as multi-skilled workers in different healthcare settings. Medical assistants manage office responsibilities in physicians’ offices, clinics, medical departments in industry and government, and other ambulatory care centers. Graduates prepare patients for examinations, take vital signs, obtain specimens, and administer medications under the supervision of a physician. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination.

Students are required to provide proof of immunization status, a completed health form, and a criminal background check at the students’ expense. Students are also required to submit current certification in the American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Providers and First Aid courses. Students may be required to provide proof of current health insurance, and a negative drug screen at students’ own expense. All medical assisting students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course in the curriculum for successful program completion.

This may be a competitive admissions program determined by student/instructor ratios and clinical space available.

This program has been designated as a Health Manpower Shortage program. For more information contact the Admissions Department.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 26.

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor for individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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