Medical Assisting

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting

Center for Health Sciences at Lowry

The Medical Assisting Certificate and AAS Degree programs provide training for both front office administrative and back office clinical duties. They are designed to train medical assistants in mastering clinical techniques such as pre-examination and examination assistance, obtaining medical histories and vital signs, minor office surgery, routine laboratory procedures including phlebotomy and EKG, and maintaining and sterilizing equipment. Administratively, students will learn the necessary office skills to maintain a clinic including answering telephones, greeting patients, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, billing and bookkeeping. This program seeks to develop competent medical assistants to work in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, clinics and hospitals. Once students complete all of the prerequisite requirements and the full program curriculum, they will have achieved either a certificate or AAS Degree in Medical Assisting and be eligible to sit for the national registry exam to become a credentialed medical assistant.

Students who do not take or did not meet the minimum math placement test must take the supplemental MAT 091 course in addition to the required MAT 103 course. By taking this additional course, it will be an additional 1 credit to the degree plan.

Refer to www.CCD.edu/Medical-Assistant for additional documents to be completed, prior to acceptance into the Medical Assisting program.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Have basic computer skills to include, but not limited to, word processing, creation of PowerPoint presentations, basic Excel skills, email, and use of D2L. Students needing additional assistance with computer skills may take CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications prior to matriculation into the program.
  • Have access to a computer as CCD email and D2L are used for communication.
  • Provide completion of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Interview with the Medical Assisting Program Chair.
  • Complete the Medical Assisting Program application, found on the website. 
  • Obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA). This certification must be valid throughout the program. If it will lapse at any point during the program, a renewal must be completed prior to matriculation. 

Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BIO 106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4
ENG 121 English Composition I : GT-CO1 3
HPR 106 Law & Ethics for Health Prof 2
MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations 3
 Subtotal12
Second Semester
COM 220 Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3 3
HPR 137 Human Diseases 4
HPR 178 Medical Terminology 2
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
Or PSY 235 Human Growth & Development: GT-SS3
 
 Subtotal12
Third Semester
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration 4
MAP 138 Medical Assisting Laboratory 4
HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition 1
 Subtotal9
Fourth Semester
MAP 140 Medical Assisting Clinical Skills 4
MAP 120 Medical Office Financial Management 4
MAP 150 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants 3
MOT 130 Insurance Billing and Coding 3
 Subtotal14
Fifth Semester
HPR 112 Phlebotomy 4
HPR 113 Advanced Phlebotomy 4
MAP 183 Medical Assistant Internship 4
MAP 189 Review for Medical Assistant National Exam 1
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60

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Certificate in Medical Assisting

Center for Health Sciences at Lowry

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BIO 106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4
ENG 121 English Composition I : GT-CO1 3
HPR 106 Law & Ethics for Health Prof 2
MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations 3
 Subtotal12
Second Semester
HPR 137 Human Diseases 4
HPR 178 Medical Terminology 2
MAP 138 Medical Assisting Laboratory 4
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
Or PSY 235
Human Growth & Development: GT-SS3 
 Subtotal13
Third Semester
HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition 1
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration 4
MAP 140 Medical Assisting Clinical Skills 4
 Subtotal9
Fourth Semester
MOT 130 Insurance Billing and Coding 3
MAP 120 Medical Office Financial Management 4
MAP 150 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants 3
 Subtotal10
Fifth Semester
MAP 183 Medical Assistant Internship 4
MAP 189 Review for Medical Assistant National Exam 1
 Subtotal5
 Total Credits49