Associate in Applied Science

Medical Assisting AAS

The MA program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to obtain an entry level position as a national and state certified Medical Assistant. Completion of this program leads to roles in clinics, urgent care facilities and some larger hospitals. The certificate as well as the AAS degree will prepare students to use administrative and clinical skills in a healthcare setting that often includes multitasking, problem solving and the ability to work as a team with other healthcare professionals. Medical Assisting will prepare students to obtain adult and pediatric vital signs, perform clinic based laboratory testing, assist with minor surgeries and perform injections as well phlebotomy.

Note: Students who earn the AAS in Medical Assisting also earn the Medical Office Receptionist Certificate of Accomplishment.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • IO1 Communication
    Demonstrate clear, effective communications with patients members of the healthcare team in a variety of structured settings
  • IO2 Quantitative Reasoning
    Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession
  • IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills
    Demonstrate professional attitude and behavior when caring for patients and collaborating with other health care professionals at all times.
  • PO4 Demonstrate cultural competency when caring for patients
  • PO5 Prioritize, organize, and complete assignments in a timely manner as directed by the delegator
  • PO6 Demonstrate delegated skills and procedures

The following schedule of courses is the recommended program for completing this degree. See a program advisor for substitute courses.

First Year

Fall Quarter – Prerequisites to MA Program Courses

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
13-17

Winter Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
17

Winter Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
2
Sub-Total Credits
12-13

Spring Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
5-7
Total Credits
90