Description

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 a medical practice. In addition to learning the clinical aspects of the career, students will learn how to function in an administrative capacity in the medical office.

Objectives

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, EKG, patient assisting, vital signs, injections, venipuncture and administration skills. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable

Medical Assisting Certificate

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive a Certificate in Medical Assisting, students must complete 31.0 semester credit hours (1070 Clock Hours). This certificate program can be completed in 8 months for full-time students or in 14 months for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

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Courses: 31.0 credit hours

Credit Hours Clock Hours Federal Student Aid
MEA 120: Clinical Procedures 3.5 125 3.33
MEA 123: Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 4.5 125 3.33
MEA 133: Medical Terminology 4.0 125 3.33
MEA 125: Lab Procedures I 4.0 125 3.33
MEA 126: Lab Procedures II 4.0 125 3.33
MEA 132: Medical Office Management with Billing and Coding 4.0 125 3.33
MEA 180: Externship I 3.5 160 4.27
MEA 181: Externship II 3.5 160 4.27

Medical Assisting Certificate

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive a Certificate in Medical Assisting, students must complete 36.0 semester credit hours (1220 Clock Hours). This certificate program can be completed in 8 months for full-time students or in 14 months for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

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Courses: 36.0 credit hours

Credit Hours Clock Hours Federal Student Aid
MEA 141: Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 5.0 150 4.0
MEA 142: Medical Office Management with Billing and Coding 4.5 150 4.0
MEA 143: Medical Terminology 5.0 150 4.0
MEA 144: Clinical Procedures 4.5 150 4.0
MEA 145: Lab Procedures I 5.0 150 4.0
MEA 146: Lab Procedures II 5.0 150 4.0
MEA 180: Externship I 3.5 160 4.27
MEA 181: Externship II 3.5 160 4.27

Medical Assisting Diploma

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive a diploma in Medical Assisting, students must complete 36.5 credit hours (1070 clock hours). This diploma program can be completed in 8 months (32 weeks) for full- time students or in 14 months (56 weeks) for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the externship portion of the program during the day.

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Core Courses: 36.5 credit hours

Credit Hours
MEA 1206C: Clinical Procedures 3.5
MEA 1236C: Anatomy and Physiology 6.0
MEA 1238: Medical Terminology 1.5
MEA 1265C: Lab Procedures I 4.0
MEA 1290C: Radiography 6.0
MEA 1300C: Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding 3.5
MEA 1304C: Medical Office Management 4.5
MEA 1346C: Electronic Health Records 4.0
MEA 1804: Externship I 3.5