Medical Education

The Associate of  Science degree with a major in medical assistant will be awarded to students who successfully complete 43 credit hours in the major and 25 credit hours of general education and non-major coursework (68 total credit hours). The diploma with a major in medical assistant will be awarded to students who successfully complete 32 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours of general education courses (38 total credit hours). Required courses are listed in the diploma and degree curriculum plans.

Medical Assistant Diploma - Fall Admission

Fall Course # Credit Hours
BIO 100** Medical Terminology 1
ENG 101* English Composition I 3
MED 105** Medical Assisting I 7
MED 112** Electronic Health Records 1
MED 115** Pathophysiology for Medical Assistants 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Course # Credit Hours
MED 121** Advanced Clerical Procedures 4
MED 125** Advanced Clinical Procedures 8
MED 130** Pharmacology for Medical Assistants 2
PSY 101* General Psychology 3
TOTAL 17
Summer Course # Credit Hours
MED 140** Medical Assistant Practicum 4
MED 145** Certification Examination Preparation 2
TOTAL 6
Total Diploma Hours 38

*General Education Course
** Major Course

Medical Assistant Diploma - Spring Admission

Spring Course # Credit Hours
BIO 100** Medical Terminology 1
MED 105** Medical Assisting I 7
MED 112** Electronic Health Records 1
MED 115** Pathophysiology for Medical Assistants 3
TOTAL 12
Summer Course # Credit Hours
ENG 101* English Composition I 3
PSY 101* General Psychology 3
TOTAL 6
Fall Course # Credit Hours
MED 121** Advanced Clerical Procedures 4
MED 125** Advanced Clinical Procedures 8
MED 130** Pharmacology for Medical Assistants 2
TOTAL 14
5-Week Spring Session Course # Credit Hours
MED 140** Medical Assistant Practicum 4
MED 145** Certification Examination Preparation 2
TOTAL 6
Total Diploma Hours 38

*General Education Course
** Major Course

Medical Assistant Associate Degree

Students must complete all courses listed in the Diploma curriculum plus:
Fall Course # Credit Hours
BIO 190 Principles of Microbiology 4
BIO 210** Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PSY 150* Human Growth & Development 3
SOC 101* Introduction to Sociology 3
TOTAL 14
Spring Course # Credit Hours
BIO 220** Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Elective* Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Elective* Math Elective 3
NTR 210 Nutrition for Health Living 3
TOTAL 13
Summer Course # Credit Hours
MED 230** Medical Assistant Internship 3
TOTAL 3
Total Second Year Hours 30
Diploma Hours 38
Total Degree Hours 68

* General Education Course
** Major Course

General Education Electives

Humanities/Fine Arts  Math
ENG 210 World Literature MAT 171 Pre-calculas Algebra
HUM 220 Music Appreciation MAT 201 Introductory Statistics
REL 210 World Religion
SPA 201 Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Language for the Healthcare Professional
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