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Medical Assistant Degree Suggested Schedule



ATA in Medical Assistant (Fall Entry)

First Year

Second Year

* AHE 100 and 101 cover the material for SOSC 125.

** or AHE 160 fall quarter and 161 winter quarter.

*** Learning Community (5 to 10 credits) or 5 credits of culture, natural world or arts. Must be outside of technical area, approved by Department Chair.

**** Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

***** This course may be taken any quarter.

NOTE: The Medical Assistant ATA Degree/Certificate program prepares students to work as a member of a health care team, performing a broad range of clinical and administrative tasks under the supervision of a physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner. Program graduates assist health care professionals in many aspects of medical practice, including patient care management, administrative, and clinical procedures such as: assisting with physical examinations, phlebotomy (blood draw), administering injections, performing electrocardiograms (EKGs) and instrument sterilization. An experienced medical assistant might serve as an office administrator. Primary employers for medical assistants include: ambulatory health care settings, extended health care facilities, public health agencies, schools medical schools, research institutes and medical insurance firms. All students in the Medical Assistant degree/certificate program take the same clinical training and administrative skill coursework. Upon graduating from the Medical Assistant degree or certificate program, students are eligible to take an exam to become Certified Medical Assistants. This is a 95 credit degree requiring 6 quarters of full-time attendance to complete the program of study. The 85 credit certificate option also requires 6 quarters to complete. A Medical Assistant Certificate is awarded to students who do the following: Meet immunization requirements; Satisfactory completion of AHE 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 200 and HMATH 100 with a C or above in each course plus ENGL 170, OFTEC 122, and SOSC 113.

ATA in Medical Assistant (Spring Entry)

First Year

Second Year

* or AHE 160 and 161.

** Learning Community (5 to 10 credits) or 5 credits of culture, natural world or arts. Must be outside of technical area, approved by Department Chair.

*** Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

NOTE: A Medical Assistant Certificate is awarded to students who do the following: Meet immunization requirements; Satisfactory completion of AHE 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, and 200 with a 2.0 GPA or above in all courses plus ENGL 170, OFTEC 122, and SOSC 113.