Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant program provides 1300 hours of training to students in all the relevant areas of education and practice required for a Medical Assisting professional. The curriculum includes education in health science fundamentals; medical terminology; legal and ethical responsibilities; medical office management and procedures; administrative and clinical duties; safety and security procedures; emergency preparedness; records management; informatics; fundamentals of medical insurance billing; preparing patients for physical examinations; HIV/AIDS; blood borne pathogens; OSHA; phlebotomy; EKG.

The program provides 319 hours of laboratory practice where the students gain the required proficiency necessary for this profession. Students demonstrate their medical assisting skills in a 230 clinical externship at a medical office or health facility.

After completion students are eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination with the National Healthcareer Association.

Program Objective:

This program prepares students with the knowledge and hands-on training required to start a career as an entry level Medical Assistant. Job opportunities are in high demand in professional clinics, medical offices, hospitals, and out-patient facilities.

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in all aspects of a medical office as soon as the diploma is received and are also eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination with the National Healthcareer Association.

Course Outline

Course NumberCourse TitleClock HoursServices
HIV 110HIV/AIDS, Blood Pathogens and OSHA5 
CPR 120CPR and First Aid6Lab 6
MED 100The Medical Assistant100 
MED 110Vital Signs20Lab 15
MED 120Nervous System10 
MED 130Respiratory System10 
MED 140Circulatory System10 
MED 150Muscular System10 
MED 160PSkeletal System15 
MED 170Reproductive System10 
MED 180Digestive System10 
MED 190Urinary System15Lab 8
MED 200Medical Fields30 
MED 210Medical Law & Ethics30 
MED 220Administrative Skills40Lab 15
MED 230Medical Skills120Lab 100
MED 240Patient Skills120Lab 50
MED 250Payment and Insurance Procedures80Lab 20
MED 260Computerized Medical Office Procedures29Lab 10
MED 270Clinical Office Procedures30Lab 10
MED 280Pharmacology for Medical Assisting90Lab 10
MED 290Hazardous Materials Safety15Lab 5
MED 300HMedical Terminology35 
PHL 300Phlebotomy150Lab 50
EKG 310Electrocardiography80Lab 20
MED 310Medical and Clinical Assistant Practicum230Clinical 230


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