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Medical Assistant

Diploma Program

1230 Clock Hours

Day and Evening Divisions


The Medical Assistant program is designed to train students in the patient-related aspects of health care settings. Students will learn both the administrative and clinical duties to best prepare them for employment in a doctor’s office or hospital. Graduates of this program will be able to obtain a patient’s history, take vital signs, perform routine tests, and assist the physician by preparing the room and the patient for exams. Graduates will also be able to handle front desk operations, such as scheduling appointments, greeting patients, and properly handling telephone calls and correspondence. Graduates of the Medical Assistant program will be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam.


Course Number

Course Name

Clock Hours

MA108

Health Care Issues

60

MA109

Medical Office Procedures

60

MA112A

Medical Terminology A

60

MA112B

Medical Terminology B

30

MA113A

Anatomy & Physiology I

60

MA113B

Anatomy & Physiology II

30

MA115

Psychology/Human Relations

30

MA125

Clinical Procedures I

90

MA126

Clinical Procedures II

90

MA118

Laboratory Procedures

90

MA120

CPR/First Aid

30

MA123

Medical Mathematics

60

MA129

Principles of Pharmacology

60

CAP100

Word Processing Fundamentals

60

MDG141

Computerized Medical Office

30

BU109

Business English

60

BU111

Business Speaking

60

ME109

Medical Machine Transcription

30

ME107

Medical Insurance and Coding

60

MA121

Seminar for Externship

12

MA122

Externship

168

Total Instructional Hours

1230

Each medical assistant student is required to submit verification of Hepatitis B and MMR vaccinations, as well as the results of a TB test. Students must supply their own lab coats. Prior to MA122, each student must have a physical examination by his or her physician.





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