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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, completing basic clinical assessments, 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/or minor procedures. This certificate requires a minimum of 39 credits in program requirements.

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

Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: MASST.CER

Program Required Courses
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
HLTHS 1110Biomedical Terminology3
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
PSYCH 1100General Psychology3
Total Credits39-44