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The Medical Assisting Diploma program offers a mixture of hands-on, classroom, and laboratory training. The program focuses topics such as medical terminology, administrative procedures, pharmacology, laboratory skills, human anatomy and physiology, medical billing and coding, and much more.

Throughout the medical assisting program, you will gain the education and skills required to:

  • Properly give injections
  • Accurately input patient data into digital and physical medical records
  • Provide assistance to physicians and registered nurses
  • Measure patients’ vitals

In order to complete the program, students are required to complete an externship that will allow them to apply their knowledge and gain real world experience in the field of medical assistance.

Course # Course Title Credits
MAS1120 Human Life Cycle Systems 9
MAS1135 Cardiovascular Systems 6
MAS1140 Nutrition and Elimination Systems 9
MAS1150 Body Coordination and Control Systems 9
MAS1155 Body Defense and Chemical Balance Systems 6
MAS1165 Respiratory Systems 6
MAS1170 Human Body Mechanics Systems 9
MAS2290 Medical Assisting Capstone * 9
MAS2399 Medical Assisting Externship * 6

Human Life Cycle Systems

MAS1120

This course provides an overview of patient care areas involving the reproductive system, maternal child and geriatric life stages, and the role of the healthcare professional in patient care needs associated with genetics, growth and development, pregnancy and the reproductive system. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology with basic math, communication, medical records, and safety, legal and ethical standards. Both administrative skills and clinical skills in various health care settings according to national competencies as they relate to these systems are included. Professional development, accuracy, organization, and time management are emphasized.

9 credits
60 theory hours
60 lab hours

Cardiovascular Systems

MAS1135

This course provides an overview of the patient care areas involving cardiovascular and blood systems, and the role of the healthcare professional in patient care needs associated with these systems. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology with basic math, communication, medical records, and safety, legal and ethical standards. Both administrative skills and clinical skills in various health care settings according to national competencies as they relate to these systems are included. Professional development, accuracy, organization and time management are emphasized.

6 credits
40 theory hours
40 lab hours

Nutrition and Elimination Systems

MAS1140

This course provides an overview of patient care areas involving nutrition, metabolism, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, and the role of the healthcare professional in patient care needs associated with these systems. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology with basic math, communication, medical records, and safety, legal and ethical standards. Both administrative skills and clinical skills in various health care settings according to national competencies as they relate to these systems are included. Professional development, accuracy, organization and time management are emphasized.

9 credits
60 theory hours
60 lab hours

Body Coordination and Control Systems

MAS1150

This course provides an overview of patient care areas involving the nervous and endocrine systems, and the role of the healthcare professional in patient care needs associated with these systems. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology with basic math, communication, medical records, and safety, legal and ethical standards. Both administrative skills and clinical skills in various health care settings according to national competencies as they relate to these systems are included. Professional development, accuracy, organization and time management are emphasized.

9 credits
60 theory hours
60 lab hours

Body Defense and Chemical Balance Systems

MAS1155

This course provides an overview of the patient care areas involving lymphatic, immune, fluids and electrolytes, and acid/base balance systems, and the role of the healthcare professional in patient care needs associated with these systems. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology with basic math, communication, medical records, and safety, legal and ethical standards. Both administrative skills and clinical skills in various health care settings according to national competencies as they relate to these systems are included. Professional development, accuracy, organization and time management are emphasized.

6 credits
40 theory hours
40 lab hours

Respiratory Systems

MAS1165

This course provides an overview of the patient care areas involving respiratory systems, and the various roles of the healthcare professional in patient care needs associated with these systems. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology with basic math, communication, medical records, and safety, legal and ethical standards. Both administrative skills and clinical skills in various health care settings according to national competencies as they relate to these systems are included. Professional development, accuracy, organization and time management are emphasized.

6 credits
40 theory hours
40 lab hours

Human Body Mechanics Systems

MAS1170

This course provides an overview of patient care areas involving cells, tissues, integumentary and musculoskeletal systems, and the role of the healthcare professional in patient care needs associated with these systems. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology with basic math, communication, medical records, and safety, legal and ethical standards. Both administrative skills and clinical skills in various health care settings according to national competencies as they relate to these systems are included. Professional development, accuracy, organization and time management are emphasized.

9 credits
60 theory hours
60 lab hours

Medical Assisting Capstone

MAS2290

This course is a capstone review of roles and responsibilities in medical assisting. Students will demonstrate competencies related to administrative and clinical skills used in a variety of healthcare settings, and will also focus on preparation for employment in the field of medical assisting.

9 credits
60 theory hours
60 lab hours

Medical Assisting Externship

MAS2399

This course is designed to provide the student hands-on experience in the field working as an extern in a healthcare facility. Professionalism in dress, behavior, and attitude are presented throughout the program.

6 credits
180 externship hours

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