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Medical assistants are trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices. These multi-skilled personnel perform administrative and clinical procedures such as billing and coding, maintaining medical records, appointment scheduling, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination, collecting blood specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, performing electrocardiograms (EKGs), preparing and administering medications, and assisting physicians with treatment and minor procedures. This degree requires a minimum of 64 credits in program requirements and electives.

For more information about Medical Assistant, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: MASST.AAS

Program Requirements
MASST 1125Introduction to Medical Assisting1
MASST 1131Administrative Procedures for the Health Care Office 2
MASST 1133Practice Finance for Medical Assistants3
MASST 2211Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care3
MASST 2233Pathophysiology for Medical Assisting3
MASST 2235Diagnostic Procedures for Medical Assistants3
MASST 2237Assisting With Medical Specialties3
MASST 2239Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures3
MASST 2245Workplace Development for Medical Assistants2
MASST 2250Medical Assistant Practicum3
MASST 2253Certified Medical Assistant Exam Prep1
Select one of the following:4-8
Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver I
and Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver II
Select one of the following:2-3
Introduction to Informatics
Understand Computers/Information/Systems
Microsoft 365 for Business Professionals
ENGLI 1101English Composition I3
or ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing
HLTHS 1110Biomedical Terminology3
MATH 1102Mathematics for Health Sciences3
PSYCH 1100General Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Small-Group Communication
Introduction to Business Communication
Select any additional credits from any 1000- or 2000-level courses to meet degree requirement of 64 credits13
General Education
Select three credits to meet Humanities/Fine Arts AAS degree requirement3
Total Credits64-69

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
HLTHS 1110 Biomedical Terminology 3
PSYCH 1100 General Psychology 3
CIS 1110 Introduction to Informatics 2
ANAT 1500 Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Second Semester
MASST 1125 Introduction to Medical Assisting 1
MASST 1131 Administrative Procedures for the Health Care Office 2
MASST 2233 Pathophysiology for Medical Assisting 3
MASST 1133 Practice Finance for Medical Assistants 3
MASST 2235 Diagnostic Procedures for Medical Assistants 3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Third Semester
MASST 2239 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 3
MASST 2237 Assisting With Medical Specialties 3
MASST 2245 Workplace Development for Medical Assistants 2
MASST 2253 Certified Medical Assistant Exam Prep 1
MASST 2211 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care 3
MATH 1102 Mathematics for Health Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
MASST 2250 Medical Assistant Practicum 3
Fifth Semester
Electives 16
 Total Credits64

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural, or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.