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Medical Assisting and Administration Associate Degree Program

Program Overview

Acquire the skills that are needed in today's rapidly changing medical industry. Practice in small classes and labs to achieve skill competency before progressing to the in-the-field study. Graduates can provide competent patient care and fulfill laboratory and administrative duties in an entry-level position as a medical assistant in a variety of settings. Upon gaining experience, graduates may assume managerial tasks and ultimately function as an office manager of a group medical practice. 

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Career Possibilities

  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant

Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science in Medical Assisting and Administration program offers instruction in the skills necessary to become a medical assistant in the expanding and constantly changing healthcare environment.  The program is designed to teach the clinical and administrative aspects of medical assisting and the skills required of a medical office manager.

The program includes studies in core areas of sciences, office practice skills, clinical with patients and courses in managerial skills of a medical office practice. Courses are taught in medication administration, to include e-prescribing, practice management software, and managing insurance claims.

Upon completion of the program, graduates of the program are eligible to take a national certification exam preparing them to assume the responsibilities of a Medical Assistant. Graduates may work in an individual physician’s office, urgent care or group practice.  Upon gaining experience, graduates may assume managerial tasks and ultimately function as an office manager of a group medical practice. 

Graduates are prepared and encouraged to continue their education in one of our bachelor’s programs, such as Business Management, which prepares graduates for positions in a variety of healthcare settings, or Rehabilitation Sciences, which prepares graduates for career advancement in healthcare, patient advocacy, or graduate studies in occupational therapy, engineering-related fields, sports medicine, architectural design or physical therapy.


Associate in Science Degree

Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission

The mission of the Medical Assisting and Administration Associate Degree program is to introduce students to the anatomy of the human body, common disease states, and skills utilized for assessment and diagnosis used in the medical office setting. The mission is to provide students with quality education as well as experiential learning in this field, preparing them to become members of the health care team.  The program also prepares students for further advancement into the management of a group medical practice.

Program Goals

The Medical Assisting and Administration Associate Degree program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the following skills:

  1. Clinical assessment of patients, including vital signs, height, and weight.
  2. Ability to assist the diagnostician with specialized exams.
  3. Diagnostic testing procedures such as EKG and phlebotomy.
  4. Office administrative skills in handling insurance claims and scheduling.
  5. Managerial skills to include HR procedures, payroll, and employee scheduling.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Master common diagnostic methods used in an outpatient environment.
  2. Demonstrate competency in administrative skills, such as scheduling and billing.
  3. Develop practical knowledge of the managerial aspects of a medical office.


Associate in Science Degree

  • MAA 111 Introduction to Careers in Health
  • MAA 120 Medical Terminology
  • MAA 130 Medical Law and Ethics
  • MAA 210 Clinical Care Techniques I
  • MAA 211 Health Research in the Lay Literature
  • MAA 220 Medical Office Practice and Management
  • MAA 221 The Electronic Medical Record
  • MAA 225 Medication Administration
  • MAA 226 Comprehensive Medical Office Practice I
  • MAA 227 Comprehensive Medical Office Practice II
  • MAA 236 Clinical Experience I
  • MAA 240 Clinical Experience II & Clinical Project
  • MAA 242 Clinical Care Techniques II
  • BIO 100 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 101 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
  • BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
  • BIO 131 Pathophysiology
  • MGM 105 Effective Teams and Projects
  • EN 100 Introduction to College Writing
  • EN 110 Healthcare Communications
  • MA 109 Math for Life Science
  • PS 201 Introduction to Psychology
  • PS 210 Human Relations in the Workplace