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Medical Assistant


Learn advanced skills in patient care and prepare to take exams for licensure.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Upon completion of this certificate, students are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam. Work as a Medical Assistant in physicians’ offices, medical centers, urgent care facilities, and outpatient clinics.

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

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Program Requirements 2018-2019

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