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Medical Assistant


Master the skills needed to work in a medical office while preparing to take exams for licensure.  Students can specialize in medical coding and billing, in patient care, or can become qualified to work in both areas by completing both certificate concentrations.

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.

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Work as a medical assistant in physicians' offices, medical centers, urgent care facilities and clinics.  Upon completion of this certificate, students are eligible to take the American Medical Technologists' exam for medical assistants.

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

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
HCA 119 Orientation to Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
MDA 120 Medical Assistant Profession 2
MDA 121 Medical Assistant Skills for Success 2
MDA 124 Medical Terminology for Health care Workers 2
Subtotal 8


Complete courses from one concentration. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
Administrative Medical Assistant Concentration (Concentration Code: HPMA)
MDA 125 Orientation to ICD9 Coding 3
MDA 126 Medical Billing and Insurance
for Medical Assistants
MDA 127 Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants 3
MDA 190A Medical Assistant Front Office Externship 1
Subtotal 10
Clinical Medical Assistant Concentration (Concentration Code: HPMC)
HCA 103 Orientation to Pharmacology 3
MDA 122 Medical Assistant Clinical Care 2
MDA 123 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 3
MDA 190B Medical Assistant Back Office Externship 1
Subtotal 9
Total 17-18