Medical Assisting (MDA.AAS)
Associate in Applied Science
Highland Lakes Campus
Students may expand on their Medical Assisting Certificate (MDA.CT) credential by further completion of required supportive courses for an Associate in Applied Science degree (MDA.AAS.) The associate degree provides an opportunity for progression in related health care careers and degrees beyond the associate degree level.
A mandatory criminal history check with fingerprinting and drug screening will be conducted on all students prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense.
- Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or
- Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission.
Selection into the Practicum portion of the Medical Assisting program is done at the point of placement through an application process. Details are provided in the Medical Assisting Student Handbook. Selected students will be notified prior to placement.
In order to be eligible for Practicum placement students must also obtain the following:
- A grade of a “C” (2.0) or better in all major program requirements.
- A current CPR card at health care provider or professional provider level.
- A current First Aid card.
- A current health history and physical exam with appropriate immunization documentation.
- A negative drug screen test immediately prior to the start of practicum courses.
- Application for Practicum placement is due the semester prior to Practicum. Selected students will be notified prior to placement.
The policies and regulations regarding progression and retention in all Medical Assisting Programs, as well as certification requirements, are outlined in the Medical Assisting Student Handbook which is provided to each student attending the mandatory orientation.
|MDA 1051||Medical Assisting-Administrative Procedures||4|
|MDA 1053||Medical Office Software Applications||1|
|MDA 1055||Introduction to Medical Office Transcription||1|
|MDA 1103||Medical Terminology||3|
|MDA 1140||Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures||3|
|MDA 1170||Medical Assisting Laboratory Procedures||3|
|MDA 1200||Basic X-Ray Techniques and Spirometry||1|
|MDA 1350||Medical Law and Ethics||3|
|MDA 1461||Medical Assisting Practicum I||3|
|MDA 1570||Basic Electrocardiography||3|
|MDA 2010||Medical Office Medications||3|
|MDA 2380||Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing||4|
|MDA 2383||Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing Applications||1|
|MDA 2460||Medical Assisting Practicum II||4|
|MDA 2560||Medical Assisting Seminar||4|
|Required Supportive Courses|
|ACC 1500||Accounting for the Small Business Owner||3|
|BIO 15701||Microbiology of Health and Disease||3|
|ENG 1510||Composition I||3|
|Select one of the following BIO options:||3-8|
|Human Structure and Function||3|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|Select one of the following CIS courses:||1-4|
|Personal Computer Productivity Tools||4|
|Select one of the following COM courses:||3|
|Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|Select one of the following PSY courses:||3|
|Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Psychology of Organizational Behavior||3|
|PER 2540||Medical First Responder/First Responder||4|
|Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses||61-69|
|General Education Requirements|
|Communication / English (3-credits)|
|Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)||3|
|Mathematics / Science (3-credits)|
|Physical Education (1-credit)||1|
|Social Science (3-credits)|
|Written Communication (3-credits)|
|POL 1510||American Government||3|
|Additional elective credits need to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree||0|
|Total Credit Hours||68-76|
Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.