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Medical Assisting Degree + Certificates

Associate Degree

Medical Assisting

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Medical Terminology

Associate in Science Degree Medical Assisting 50.7 Units

This is a two-year program leading to an Associate in Science Degree in Medical Assisting. Clinical work experience is provided in cooperating healthcare facilities.

An Associate in Science Degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework,
which includes the major requirements and general education requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:

1st semester – Fall

1 unit MEDIC-114 Introduction to Health Professions

3 units MEDIC-150 Medical Terminology I

3 units MEDIC-205 Administrative Medical Assisting

2 units MEDIC-206 EHRs and Computer Applications

4 units BIOSC-132 Human Anatomy

2nd semester – Spring

4 units MEDIC-208 Clinical Skills I

3 units MEDIC-235 Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations for the Medical Assistant

3 units MEDIC-236 Human Disease Conditions

Summer Session

4 units MEDIC-209 Clinical Skills II

.2 units EMED-109 CPR for the Health Care Provider

3rd semester – Fall

4 units MEDIC-226 Clinical Practicum I

3 units MEDIC-210 Medical Law, Ethics and Economics

1.5 units COUNS-140 Job Search Strategies

4th semester – Spring

3 units MEDIC-227 Clinical Practicum Experience II

3 units MEDIC-237 Health Insurance

3 units MEDIC-238 Introduction to Medical Coding

3 units SPCH-122 Intercultural Communication

or

3 units SPCH-120 Public Speaking

And one of the following for 3 units:

3 units SOCIO-221 Social Problems

3 units PSYCH-170 Social Psychology

3 units PSYCH-222 Culture and Ethnicity in Social Psychology

3 units PHILO-120 Introduction to Ethics

Certificate of Achievement Medical Assisting 34 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:
1st semester – Fall

1 unit HHS-114 Introduction to Health Professions

3 units MEDIC-150 Medical Terminology I

3 units MEDIC-223 Life Skills for the Healthcare Student

4 units MEDIC-225 Practice Management and EHRs

1 unit BOT-200 Basic Keyboarding

2nd semester – Spring

3 units MEDIC-151 Medical Terminology II

4 units MEDIC-221 Practices, Procedures, and Specialties in Clinical
Medical Assisting

3 units MEDIC-224 Communication Skills for the Healthcare
Professional

Summer Session

1 unit MEDIC-218 Injection Procedures for the Healthcare
Professional

1 unit MEDIC-222 Medical Assisting and Nutrition, Pharmacology, Drug Administration and Medical Emergencies

3rd semester – Fall

4 units MEDIC-226 Clinical Experience I

3 units MEDIC-210 Medical Law, Ethics and Economics

4th semester – Spring

3 units MEDIC-227 Clinical Experience II

Certificate of Achievement Health Navigator 16 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Course required for the certificate:

1 unit HHS-114 Introduction to Health Care Roles and Responsibilities

3 units MEDIC-150 Medical Terminology I

2 units MEDIC-232 Health Navigator I

3 units MEDIC-224 Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional

3 units MEDIC-228 Fundamentals of Chronic Care Assisting

2 units MEDIC-233 Health Navigator II

2 units MEDIC-234 Emotional Intelligence

Certificate of Accomplishment Medical Terminology 6 units

A certificate of accomplishment may be earned by completing all the following courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

3 units MEDIC-150 Medical Terminology I

3 units MEDIC-151 Medical Terminology II