Return to accessibility navigation at the top of the page.

Medical Assistant

Certificate

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.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTHPM/HPM**** (see concentration codes below)

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.

More Information:  Review program costs, student debt, on-time graduation and more [view PDF]

Program Requirements
  

Required Core Courses

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

Concentrations:

Complete courses from one concentration

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
3
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