A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Medical Assistant

A.A.S. Degree (W)

The Medical Assistant is a multiskilled professional who works with other members of the health care team performing both clinical duties (assisting with patient care) and administrative duties (performing medical office duties.)
Graduates of the program may be employed in physicians' offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. The program consists of course work in the following: keyboarding, medical transcription, business and computer applications for the medical office, insurance coding, phlebotomy, routine diagnostic testing, performing electrocardiograms, obtaining vital signs, and assisting the physician in clinical procedures. In addition to course work and laboratory experiences on campus, students are required to complete a supervised internship in a medical facility. The Associate Degree program at the Wilmington Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), a Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of CAAHEP. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.

Graduates may apply to take the certification exam given by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Successful candidates are Certified Medical Assistants (CMA-AAMA). Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.

CORE COURSES

Courses Credits
COM 111 Human Communications 3
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
or
MAT 155 Mathematics of Finance 3
or
MAT 181 Algebra and Trigonometry I 4

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
MEA 100 Intro to Medical Assisting 3
MEA 120 Medical Office Procedures I 4
MEA 125 Medical Office Procedures II 4
MEA 150 Medical Lab Procedures I 4
MEA 151 Medical Lab Procedures II 4
MEA 170 Pharmacology for Medical Asst 4
MEA 270 Medical Assistant Seminar 3
MEA 290 Medical Assistant Internship 4

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 110 Essentls-Anatomy & Physiology 4
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
OAT 121 Keyboarding 4
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3