Medical Assisting

Certificate Bridge to Associate of Applied Science Degree

Center for Health & Natural Sciences 
CCD.edu/Medical-Assistant

MEDICAL ASSISTING

The medical assisting certificate and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs provide training for both front-office administrative and back office clinical duties. Both programs 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, you 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 you complete all of the prerequisite requirements and the full program curriculum, you will have achieved either a certificate or A.A.S. degree in medical assisting and will be eligible to sit for the national registry exam to become a credentialed medical assistant.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

CERTIFICATE COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BIO 1006 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO 1016 Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2 3
HPR 1039 Medical Terminology 2
MAP 1010 Medical Office Administration 4
 Subtotal13
Second Semester
MAP 1020 Medical Office Financial Management 4
MAP 2038 Medical Assisting Laboratory 4
MAP 2040 Medical Assisting Clinical Skills 4
MAP 1050 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants 3
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
MAP 1083 Medical Assistant Internship 4
MAP 2069 Review for Medical Assistant National Exam 1
 Subtotal5
 Total Credits33

Associate of Applied Science Course Map 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BIO 1006 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4
MAP 1010 Medical Office Administration 4
HPR 1039 Medical Terminology 2
BIO 1016 Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2 3
 Subtotal13
Second Semester
MAP 1020 Medical Office Financial Management 4
MAP 1050 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants 3
MAP 2038 Medical Assisting Laboratory 4
MAP 2040 Medical Assisting Clinical Skills 4
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
MAP 2069 Review for Medical Assistant National Exam 1
MAP 1083 Medical Assistant Internship 4
 Subtotal5
Fourth Semester
MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 3
PSY 1001 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
HWE 1050 Human Nutrition 3
Choose One Composition Course 3
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
Technical Writing I: GT-CO1  
English Composition II: GT-CO2  
Choose One Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Communication in Healthcare  
Interpersonal Communication: GT-SS3  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal15
Fifth Semester
PSY 2440 Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3 3
Choose 9-12 Elective Credit Hours From the Lists Below 9-12
Elective Choice One  
Nurse Aide Health Care Skills  
Internship  
Medical Anthropology: GT-SS3  
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to PC Applications  
Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1  
Elective Choice Two  
Phlebotomy  
Nurse Aide Clinical Experience  
Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1  
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Microbiology with Lab: GT-SC1  
College Algebra: GT-MA1  
Elective Choice Three  
Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1  
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Microbiology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Pathophysiology  
College Algebra: GT-MA1  
Introduction to PC Applications  
 Subtotal12-15
 Total Credits60-63