Medical Assistant A.A.S. (MED)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Ste. 1575
Chicago, IL 60606-2003
Phone (800) 228-2262

Please schedule an appointment with the Medical Assistant Academic Advisor in the School of Healthcare to review current program requirements and the application process.  Application deadline is May 1st.

Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level employment as medical assistants in physicians' offices or in those capacities in which medical secretarial and/or basic clinical and laboratory training are required. Jobs for which graduates are expected to be qualified include medical office assistant, medical secretary or medical office manager in single or group medical practices, hospitals, laboratories, public health facilities, armed services or research institutions and other capacities requiring medical secretarial, medical assisting and office management skills.

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Medical Assistant Graduates are eligible and prepared for the Certification Exam the American Association of Medical Assistant provides for CAAHEP accredited programs.

Per MAERB policy 210 Five year weighted outcomes for job placement is currently 84.44 % taken from 2017 annual report form. Current 4 year weighted average of CMA (AAMA) exam passage is 62%. Participation for the CMA (AAMA) exam for 2018 graduating class is 100%.

Please view all information below on the admissions process.

Non-Refundable Fees
MED 104 -Supply Kit $ 75
MED 205/206 Clinical –Approximate cost for Exam, CPR, Physical, Insurance, Uniform,
Background checks- $700
CMA Exam-$125
AMA student membership- $37

For more information contact:        
Karen A. Fogle, M.S. Ed, CMA (AAMA) 
Coordinator, Medical Assistant Program
SH32H, SH 30 B
Kate MacDonald, M.Ed
School of Healthcare Science
 Academic Advisor, Medical Assistant Program

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • perform administrative and clinical duties in a variety of ambulatory health care settings.
  • demonstrate entry-level administrative technology skills, including office computer operations, bookkeeping/accounting functions, and insurance billing/collection procedures.
  • integrate concepts of the liberal arts and social sciences to promote effective communication with patients and colleagues.
  • demonstrate knowledge and skill applying fundamental principles of ambulatory patient care, including infection control, specimen collection, and diagnostic testing.
  • utilize teaching-learning techniques to identify, direct, and evaluate health education needs of patients.
  • practice within the ethical-legal framework established by state statutes and the AAMA.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MED 101 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3
AOT 112,113,114 Keyboarding I, II, III 3
AOT 206 Office Procedures 3
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
MAT 118 Business & Financial Mathematics 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester Total 18
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MED 102 Medical Assisting I 5
MED 104 Clinical Procedures I 3
AOT 117, 118 Keyboarding IV, V 3
AOT 215 Medical Office Procedures 3
MAT 121 Mathematics for Allied Health 3
Semester Total 17
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MED 201 Medical Assisting II 3
MED 203 Clinical Procedures II 3
MED 205* Clinical Experience I 2
ACC 110 College Accounting  3
AOT 251 Advanced Medical Office Procedures 3
ENG 106 Introduction To Literature 3
Semester Total 17
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MED 202 Medical Assisting III 3
MED 206* Clinical Experience II 2
MED 216 Medical Office Management 3
PSY 145 Human Growth & Development 3
Elective General Education 3
Semester Total 14
Credit Total 66

Students who have had keyboarding experience will be placed in keyboarding classes at the appropriate level. ACC 110 will include a medical office accounting practice set.
*At least a “C” in all Medical Assistant courses, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.2, completion of first and second semester courses, and approval of the program coordinator are required before enrollment in MED 205 and 206.
Students accepted to the program may only withdraw or receive a grade below “C” in one course within the Medical Assistant curriculum to continue in the program.Students Occupationally and Academically Ready