* or AHE 160 fall quarter and 161 winter quarter.
** or CSS 103 or 104 with a 3.0 GPA or better; or prior completion of a degree/certificate; or prior completion of 1 quar-ter/15 credits of college level course work with a 3.0 GPA or better.
*** Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.
**** or BIOL& 241 and BIOL& 242.
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.