Medical Assistant Certificate (MEDC)
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.
Please schedule an appointment with the Medical Assistant Academic Advisor in the School of Healthcare to review current program requirements.
MED 104 -Supply Kit $ 75
MED 205/206 Clinical –Approximate cost for Exam, CPR, Physical, Insurance, Uniform,
Background checks- $700
AMA student membership- $37
For information about admissions, contact
Mary Brinker, EdD
Medical Assistant Program Coordinator
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, research institutions, and other capacities
requiring medical secretarial, medical assisting, and office management skills.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
• prioritize clinical skills through reasoning during patient care in a variety of ambulatory healthcare settings.
• incorporate 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 during collaboration with patients and colleagues.
• generate self-evaluation processes of personal and professional skills for continual lifelong learning.
• select teaching-learning techniques to identify, direct, and evaluate health education needs of the diverse patient populations.
• perform within the ethical-legal framework established by state statutes.