Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree

MA23

Availability: Appalachian and Marietta Campuses

Program Purpose: The Medical Assisting degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Program graduates will receive a Medical Assisting degree.

Program Length: A fulltime student who has successfully completed all pre-requisite courses with a C or better and who has been admitted into the Medical Assisting program can complete the Medical Assisting degree in three semester.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet all admission requirements of the college and have reached the age of 17. Students who intend to apply for the Medical Assisting program must enroll in the college’s Health Care Science Certificate program to complete degree level pre-requisite courses.

Admission into the Medical Assisting program is competitive, and the program does not maintain a waiting list. Please consult the appropriate Academic program on the college’s website for specific program admission information.

Degree Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE

Required Minimum: 15 Semester Credit Hours

General Education Core Area I Language Arts/Communication - 3 Credit Hours

Successful completion of ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric is required

General Education Core Area II Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Credit Hours


PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

General Education Core Area III Natural Sciences/Mathematics - 3 Credit Hours

(Choose one of the Following)
MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

General Education Core Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts - 3 Credit Hours

(Choose One of the Following)
ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2110World Literature

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

ENGL 2310English Literature from the Beginnings to 1700

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

MUSC 2040History of Popular Music

3

THEA 1101Theater Appreciation

3

General Education Core Additional Requirements - 3 Credit Hours

To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core courses an additional 3 semester credit hours must be selected from a course in Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV.  Science courses in BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS may also satisfy this requirement.

Occupational Courses

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

MAST 1010Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office

2

MAST 1030Pharmacology in the Medical Office

4

MAST 1060Medical Office Procedures

4

MAST 1080Medical Assisting Skills I

4

MAST 1090Medical Assisting Skills II

4

MAST 1100Medical Insurance Management

2

MAST 1110Administrative Practice Management

3

MAST 1120Human Diseases

3

MAST 1170Medical Assisting Externship

6

MAST 1180Medical Assisting Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours: 63