Medical Assisting

Curriculum Description

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments and hospitals.

The following represents one way in which the diploma can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Diploma NEW

D45400
NC CIP: 51.0801
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 4 2 0 5
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
MED 110 Orientation to Med Assist 1 0 0 1
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics 2 0 0 2
MED 121 Medical Terminology I REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
MED 130 Admin Office Proc I 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 122 Medical Terminology II Requisite 3 0 0 3
MED 131 Admin Office Proc II Requisite 1 2 0 2
MED 140 Exam Room Procedures I 3 4 0 5
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures I 3 4 0 5
MED 272 Drug Therapy Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com REVISED Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 0 0 15 5
MED 262 Clinical Perspectives REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 1 0 0 1
MED 270 Symptomatology Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 15
Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 46

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

The Medical Assisting program begins in the fall and spring semesters. This program has limited enrollment. Applicants must first meet the admission requirements before the admission deadline will be admitted as space allows. A grade of C or better is required for all MED courses. Failure to meet this requirement may result in dismissal from the program. Readmission may be possible but requires reapplying and approval by the college.

2020FA New Diploma

D45400