Medical Assisting - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(67 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

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Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 67 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
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, III and IV; students must select one course from the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements
Area I: Communications
Composition I 34
Area II: Mathematics
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Human Growth and Behavior 33
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective
PHLS 1110GPersonal Health & Wellness 33
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
AHS 250Spanish for Health Professionals3
HIT 248Medical Coding I3
NA 104Nursing Assistant Fundamentals3
BIOL 1130GIntroductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors)4
NA 104 LNursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab1
NA 105Nursing Assistant Clinicals4
NA 109Phlebotomist Basic4
NA 110Electrocardiogram Technician Basic4
NA 212Medical Assistant Capstone Course6
NA 214Medical Assistant Practicum6
OATS 208Medical Office Procedures3
OATS 228Medical Insurance Billing3
Choose one of the following:3
Math for Health Occupations3
Intermediate Algebra3
Total Credits67

(67-68 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 67 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
FALL  
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
NA 104 Nursing Assistant Fundamentals 3
NA 104 L Nursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab 1
NA 105 Nursing Assistant Clinicals 4
 Credits15
Semester 2
SPRING  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Growth and Behavior  
AHS 250 Spanish for Health Professionals 3
OATS 208 Medical Office Procedures 3
BIOL 1130G Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors) 4
OATS 228 Medical Insurance Billing 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
SUMMER  
NA 109 Phlebotomist Basic 4
 Credits4
Semester 4
FALL  
AHS 116
Math for Health Occupations
or Intermediate Algebra
3
HIT 248 Medical Coding I 3
NA 110 Electrocardiogram Technician Basic 4
NA 212 Medical Assistant Capstone Course 6
 Credits16
Semester 5
SPRING  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
General Education Elective - Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Personal Health & Wellness  
General Education - Choose one course from one of the NM General Education Requirements Areas II, V, or VI in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3-4
NA 214 Medical Assistant Practicum 6
 Credits16-17
 Total Credits67-68