Program Overview

The Associate degree in Administrative Medical Assisting prepares students to provide administrative support in a variety of areas within a medical office. Administrative Medical Assistants use of a variety of organizational skills, industry-relevant knowledge and technology to efficiently provide support for both front and back healthcare provider offices. Administrative Medical Assistants are often employed by medical facilities, physicians' practices, hospitals and extending nursing facilities.

Medical Assisting (AS) Requirements

Required Core Courses: Units
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3 units
BCM. 200 Intro to MS Office Suite 2 units
MEDA 415 Law and Ethics for Allied Health Professionals 2 units
MEDA 420 Medical Anatomy and Pathophysiology 3 units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
MEDA 450 Introduction to CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Coding 2 units
MEDA 455 Introduction to International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) Coding 3 units
MEDA 460 Introduction to Administrative Medical Assisting 3 units
MEDA 462 Administrative Medical Assisting II 3.5 units
MEDA 468 Administrative Medical Assisting Clerkship 2 units
MEDA 484 Medical Terminology 3 units
Plus a minimum of 2 units from the following: Units
MEDA 400 Patient and Health Care Concerns 3 units
MEDA 405 Introduction to Electronic Health Records and Information Systems 3 units
MEDA 410 Introduction to Pharmacology 2 units
BUS. 115 Business Mathematics 3 units
BUS. 400 Business English 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
HSCI 100 General Health Science 3 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
Total Required Major Units: 31.5 - 34.5

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.