2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Medical Assisting Diploma (D45400)

The Medical Assisting diploma curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer applications, assisting with examinations/treatments, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of the diploma program are encouraged to continue into the associate of science degree in Medical Assisting, with an in-depth emphasis on the clinical setting.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

MED 110Orientation to Med Assist
1
0

1

MED 121Medical Terminology I
3
0

3

MED 122Medical Terminology II
3
0

3

MED 130Admin Office Proc I
1
2

2

MED 131Admin Office Proc II
1
2

2

MED 140Exam Room Procedures I
3
4

5

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

OST 149Medical Legal Issues
3
0

3

Total Major Hours: 30

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

MED 110Orientation to Med Assist
1
0

1

MED 121Medical Terminology I
3
0

3

MED 130Admin Office Proc I
1
2

2

OST 130Comprehensive Keyboarding
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
14
8
18

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MED 122Medical Terminology II
3
0

3

MED 131Admin Office Proc II
1
2

2

MED 140Exam Room Procedures I
3
4

5

OST 134Text Entry & Formatting
2
2

3

OST 149Medical Legal Issues
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
8
16

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
3
0
3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37