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The Medical Assisting program aims to equip students with the necessary versatility to meet the demands of contemporary healthcare delivery. From clinical and lab procedures to terminology and office practices, the program is designed to give students the flexibility to skillfully tackle responsibilities, both general and specific, that are germane to the healthcare arena. The program culminates with an externship, further readying the student to contribute to a medical office environment. Medical Assisting students will exit the program with a thorough knowledge of the equipment, processes, terminology, ethics and laws involved in medical practices.

Program Requirements:

  • MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (36 credits)

    Course: Credits:
    BUS120 Medical Office Business Procedures 3
    BUS130 Medical Transcription and Terminology 3
    BUS140 Medical Billing and Coding 3
    HED101 Introduction to Laboratory Office Management 3
    HED120 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 3
    HED160 Legal and Cultural Aspects of Health Care 3
    HED170 Pharmacy Operations 3
    HED180 Phlebotomy and EKG 3
    HED220 Clinical Medical Procedures I 4
    HED221 Clinical Medical Procedures II 4
    HED222 Medical Assisting Clinical Externship and Seminar (160 hours) 4

  • GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Core (18 credits)

    Course: Credits:
    GEN101 Freshman Seminar 1
    ENG101 Public Speaking 3
    ENG103 English Composition I 3
    LIB100 Information Literacy 1
    MAT150 Statistics 3
    ENG203 English Composition II 3
    CIS101 Computer Literacy 3
    CIS160 Introduction to Windows 1

  • Distribution (9 credits)

    Course: Credits:
    SCIENCE: BIO101 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Healthcare 3
    SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
    HUMANITIES: Elective 3

Total Credits: 63


Typical Program Sequence:

  • FIRST SEMESTER (12 credits)

    Course: Credits:
    GEN101 Freshman Seminar 1
    ENG101 Public Speaking 3
    CIS160 Introduction to Windows 1
    LIB100 Information Literacy 1
    ENG103 English Composition I 3
    CIS101 Computer Literacy 3

  • SECOND SEMESTER (12 credits)

    Course: Credits:
    HED110 Introduction to Laboratory Office Management 3
    BIO101 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Healthcare Professionals 3
    BUS130 Medical Transcription and Terminology 3
    HED120 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 3
  • THIRD SEMESTER (13 credits)

    Course: Credits:
    HED180 Phlebotomy and EKG 3
    HED220 Clinical Medical Procedures I 4
    HED160 Legal and Cultural Aspects of Health Care 3
    BUS120 Medical Office Business Procedures 3
  • FOURTH SEMESTER (13 credits)

    Course: Credits:
    BUS140 Medical Billing and Coding 3
    HED221 Clinical Medical Procedures II 4
    ENG203 English Composition II 3
    HED170 Pharmacy Operations 3
  • FIFTH SEMESTER (13 credits)

    Course: Credits:
    PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
    HED222 Medical Assisting Clinical Externship and Seminar 4
    Clinical Externship is a supervised unpaid experience in a health care setting. Students will perform/observe administrative and clinical procedures. The externship provides students with the opportunity to supplement course work with practical work experience related to the medical assisting program. Students are placed in work sites related to the field of study under the supervision of experienced personnel at the location and with the guidance of the program coordinator.
    MAT 150 Statistics 3
    Humanities elective 3