Medical Assisting (MDA.AAS)

Associate in Applied Science

Health Sciences

Highland Lakes Campus

(Restricted Program)

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 Medical Assisting orientation (current within two years) is required of all students entering any Medical Assisting program. Additionally, a criminal history check will be conducted on all students prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense.

  1. 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
  2. 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.

For details contact (248) 942-3069 or refer to the OCC website:

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.

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Major Requirements
MDA 1051Medical Assisting-Administrative Procedures4
MDA 1053Medical Office Software Applications1
MDA 1103Medical Terminology3
MDA 1130Medical Assisting Clinical Skills3
MDA 1140Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures4
MDA 1170Medical Assisting Laboratory Procedures3
MDA 1250Phlebotomy1
MDA 1350Medical Law and Ethics3
MDA 1461Medical Assisting Practicum I3
MDA 2010Medical Office Medications3
MDA 2380Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing4
MDA 2383Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing Applications1
MDA 2460Medical Assisting Practicum II3
MDA 2560Medical Assisting Seminar4
Required Supportive Courses
ACC 1500Accounting for the Small Business Owner3
BIO 15701Microbiology of Health and Disease 3
ENG 1510Composition I3-4
or ENG 1510E Composition I Enhanced4
Select one of the following BIO options:3-8
Human Structure and Function3
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Select one of the following CIS courses:1-4
Computer Literacy1
Personal Computer Productivity Tools4
Select one of the following COM courses:3
Interpersonal Communication 3
Fundamentals of Speech 3
Select one of the following PSY courses:3
Introduction to Psychology 3
Psychology of Organizational Behavior 3
Recommended Electives
PER 2540Medical First Responder/First Responder4
POL 1510American Government3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses59-67
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)
Social Science (3-credits)
Written Communication (3-credits)
Total Credit Hours62-71

 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation. 

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