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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
AHP100 Medical Terminology 6.5
AHP101 Anatomy & Physiology 6.5
MAS100 Introduction to Medical Assisting 6.5
MAS201 Cardiopulmonary Procedures * 6.5
MAS202 Body Control and Balance Procedures * 6.5
MAS203 Nutrition and Wellness Procedures 6.5
MAS300 Medical Assisting Capstone * 6.5
MAS350 Medical Assisting Externship * 6.5

Medical Terminology

AHP100

This course introduces students to the medical terminology, symbols, and application of the language of the medical and healthcare fields. Terms are covered as they relate to body structure, function, and disease, with the main focus being placed on the medical vocabulary and construction of terms using word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Anatomy & Physiology

AHP101

Upon completion of the course students will have acquired an overview of the anatomical structures and physiology of the human body. Each body system is discussed in terms of major anatomical structures and functions including how each system participates in homeostasis of the body. In addition, the course covers selected major pathologies, diagnostic procedures, and treatment methods.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Introduction to Medical Assisting

MAS100

This prerequisite course orients students to the fundamental clinical and administrative procedures of a Medical Assistant. Foundational recall and introductory application of common skills performed by medical assistants will be introduced.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Cardiopulmonary Procedures

MAS201

This course applies the fundamental clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills of a medical assistant in conjunction with the commonly performed patient care practices found in cardiology, pulmonary, phlebotomy, and hematology specialties. Topics include pharmacology, dosage calculations, medical administration, communication, patient care, medical records documentation, safety, and professionalism. Both administrative and clinical skills according to national competencies as they relate are included.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Body Control and Balance Procedures

MAS202

This course applies the fundamental clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills of a medical assistant in conjunction with the commonly performed patient care practices found in neurology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, microbiology, and immunology specialties. Topics include pharmacology, dosage calculations, medical administration, communication, patient care, medical records documentation, safety, and professionalism. Both administrative and clinical skills according to national competencies as they relate are included

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Nutrition and Wellness Procedures

MAS203

This course applies the fundamental clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills of a medical assistant in conjunction with the commonly performed patient care practices found in gastroenterology, urology, urinalysis, nutrition and wellness, and dermatology specialties. Topics include pharmacology, dosage calculations, medical administration, communication, patient care, medical records documentation, safety, and professionalism. Both administrative and clinical skills according to national competencies as they relate are included.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Medical Assisting Capstone

MAS300

Students prepare for entering the professional workforce by demonstration of competencies related to administrative and clinical skills through application, analysis, and evaluation of procedures used in a variety of healthcare setting.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Medical Assisting Externship

MAS350

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.

6.5 credits
10 theory hours
170 externship hours

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