Medical Assisting

Career Certificate
Cost
$8,716*

Perform essential patient care

Collaborate with health care practitioners while delivering high-quality administrative and clinical care for patients in the outpatient setting. As a medical assistant, you will work in physician offices or other outpatient medical office settings assisting the provider with patient exams, obtaining vital signs, recording patient histories, obtaining samples for diagnostic testing, performing electrocardiograms, giving vaccinations and many other exciting job functions.

Your certificate in medical assisting will prepare you for work in the fast-growing health care field providing the administrative and clinical skills required to succeed in your new career. With a projected industry growth of 18%, you can be confident your future is bright.

Program accreditation

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

What can you do with a certificate in Medical Assisting?

A certificate in Medical Assisting prepares you for the entry-level psychomotor, cognitive and affective competencies required to obtain certification as a medical assistant, allowing you to sit for the CMA (AAMA) examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and to begin work in the field as a medical assistant. Medical Assistants typically work in the outpatient medical setting in areas such as physician offices, outpatient care centers and immediate care centers.

Administrative duties include:

  • scheduling and receiving patients
  • preparing and maintaining patient records
  • submitting insurance claims
  • handling telephone calls and written correspondence
  • performing medical transcription
  • maintaining practice finances

Clinical duties include:

  • performing first aid and CPR
  • collecting and processing specimens
  • taking patient histories and vital signs
  • assisting physicians with examinations and treatments
  • performing select diagnostic tests
  • giving medications as directed by the physician and as permitted by state law

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This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    BIO 111 4
    HIT 111 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 111
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MOA 111 4
    MOA 112 4
    HIT 119 1
    MOA 119 2
    AMT 112 3
    • Course Code MOA 111
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MOA 112
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 119
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MOA 119
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code AMT 112
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MOA 115 3
    MOA 211 4
    MOA 210 4
    PSY 121 3
    • Course Code MOA 115
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MOA 211
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MOA 210
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MOA 212 3
    MOA 213 1
    • Course Code MOA 212
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MOA 213
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

41


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