Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work primarily in ambulatory care settings, such as physician offices, clinics and outpatient care centers under the direct supervision of physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants. Medical assistants perform both administrative and clinical duties.
Courses in Medical Assisting Procedures (Clinical I & II and Administrative I & II) can only be taken by students admitted to the Medical Assisting Program. The Practicum serves as the capstone and can be taken only after other program requirements are completed. Accreditation standards require the practicum to be unpaid.
This program begins in Fall 2015 and requires 35-36 credit hours of course work:
- For the 6 credits hours of General Education Requirements (GERs), refer to the most current UAS academic catalog
- Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology
- Quantitative Methods in Healthcare
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative I
- Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical I
- Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative II
- Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical II
- Medical Assisting Practicum
Program director approval and completed application with criminal background check, health examination, current TB test and immunizations are required. Must have a current First Aid and Provider Level CPR card or take HS S102.
The Medical Assisting Certificate requires completion of English S111 placement into MATH 054 and completion of CIS S105 or CIS placement test.
Placement test scores determine where students start in Math and English courses.
We recommend you take your placement tests in advance to assess your abilities. Knowing your English and Math skill levels is an important part of selecting the right courses for your choice of study.
For detailed information on specific requirements for this program, please refer to the most current UAS academic catalog.