Medical Assistant - Associate of Applied Science

A grade of C- or better is required in all courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 61 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits. 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, III, and IV; students do not need to take an additional courses to meet the General Education Requirements.
Area I: Communications
Rhetoric and Composition (Core Requirement)4
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra (Core Requirement) 33
Area III: Laboratory Science
Principles and Applications of Chemistry (Core Requirement)4
General Chemistry I
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Human Growth and Behavior (Core Requirement)3
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
General Education Elective
PHLS 150GPersonal Health and Wellness3
Core Degree Requirements
AHS 115Dietary Guidelines & Meal Planning4
AHS 190Clinical Skills & Concepts for Medical Assisting I6
AHS 280Medical Office Administration & Management4
AHS 290Clincial Skills & Concepts for Medical Assisting II6
BIOL 225Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 226Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
NURS 120Introduction to Pharmacology3
NURS 140Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals3
NA 110Electrocardiogram Technician Basic4
NA 115Phlebotomist Technician6
Total Credits61

A Suggested Plan of Study - Medical Assistant

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
AHS 280 Medical Office Administration & Management 4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry
or General Chemistry I
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
MATH 121G College Algebra 1 3
BIOL 225 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
NA 115 Phlebotomist Technician 6
NURS 120 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
NURS 140 Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals 3
Second Year
AHS 190 Clinical Skills & Concepts for Medical Assisting I 6
NA 110 Electrocardiogram Technician Basic 4
BIOL 226 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
AHS 115 Dietary Guidelines & Meal Planning 4
AHS 290 Clincial Skills & Concepts for Medical Assisting II 6
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
PHLS 150G Personal Health and Wellness 3
 Total Credits61