Associates in Medical Assisting
This program trains students to become multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians. Students will learn to perform duties under the direction of a physician in all areas of medical practice. In addition to learning the clinical aspects of the career, students will learn how to function in an administrative capacity at the medical office. A degree will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work required.
Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam.
Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Association of Medical Assistants to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination.
Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the National Healthcareer Association to sit for the following certification exams:
- CCMA – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
- CET – Certified EKG Technician
- CPT – Certified Phlebotomy Technician
- CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
- CEHRS – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
- CPCT – Certified Patient Care Technician
Students who have also successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which is the agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to sit for the Limited Radiograph examination to receive a Basic X-Ray License in the State of Florida.
This program is designed to train the student to function effectively as an integral member of the physician’s health care team. Students will learn how to perform laboratory tasks including blood chemistry and urinalysis; clinical skills including X-ray, EKG, patient assisting, vital signs, injections, venipuncture, electronic medical records and administration skills. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant. A degree will provide the competitive edge and career opportunity useful in the medical fields.
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Pass the entrance examination
- Background Check and Drug Screening where applicable
Background Check and Drug Screening where applicable
To receive an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting, students must complete 36.5 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in the General Education courses for a total of 60.5 credit hours (1304 clock hours). This degree program can be completed in 16 months (64 weeks) for full-time students or in 22 months (88 weeks) for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.
Medical Assisting CORE Courses (36.5 credit hours)
|Anatomy and Physiology||6.0 credit hours|
|Radiography||6.0 credit hours|
|Medical Office Management||4.5 credit hours|
|Medical Terminology||1.5 credit hours|
|Clinical Procedures||3.5 credit hours|
|Lab Procedures I||4.0 credit hours|
|Electronic Health Records||4.0 credit hours|
|Externship I||3.5 credit hours|
|Externship II||3.5 credit hours|
Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)
|English (3.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Intermediate Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|General Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Environmental Science||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Anatomy and Physiology||3.0 credit hours|
|General Marine Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Social/Behavioral Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|American History Pre 1876||3.0 credit hours|
|American History Since 1876||3.0 credit hours|
|Lifespan Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Strategies and Success||3.0 credit hours|
|Political Science||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Sociology||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|CGS 1060 Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech||3.0 credit hours|
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