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Medical Assistant


This is your entry into the health care industry!  Learn advanced patient care skills and prepare to take exams for licensure

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in MDA courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information. 

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Desert Vista Campus

Contact Information

Division of Education & Biomedical Programs
Dean: 520.206.5105
CTD Director: 520.206.5142
Program Coordinator:  520.206.5072

Program Information

Similar Programs


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Medical Assistant $29,874

Academic Options

Complete additional certificates or degrees in medical administrative skills such as Health Information Technology or in patient care such as Practical Nursing

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
HCA 103 Orientation to Pharmacology 3
HCA 119 Orientation to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
MDA 120 Medical Assistant Profession 2
MDA 121 Medical Assistant Skills for Success 2
MDA 122 Medical Assistant Clinical Care 2
MDA 123 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 3
MDA 124 Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers 2
MDA 125 Orientation to ICD-10-CM and CPT Coding 3
MDA 127 Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants 3
MDA 128 Medical Billing and Insurance for Medical Assistants 2
MDA 190A Medical Assistant Front Office Externship 1
MDA 190B Medical Assistant Back Office Externship 1
Total 27

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRTHPM/9HPM
Gainful Employment Disclosure

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