AAS Degree Program Planning Guide

MEDICAL ASSISTING
A.A.S DEGREE
PROGRAM PLANNING GUIDE - Fall Entry
CURRICULUM BY SEMESTER

    HOURS PER WEEK  
Course Number and Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
FIRST SEMESTER        
BIO 161 Introduction to Human Biology 3 0 0 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 0 3
MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assisting 1 0 0 1
MED 118  Medical Law and Ethics  2 0 0 2
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
MED 130 Administrative Office Procedures I 1 2 0 2
MED 138 Infection/Hazard Control 2 0 0 2
    18 6 0 21
SECOND SEMESTER        
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
MED 131 Administrative Office Procedures II 1 2 0 2
MED 140 Exam Room Procedures I 3 4 0 5
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures I 3 4 0 5
    10 10 0 15
SUMMER TERM        
MED 260 Medical Clinical Practicum 0 0 15 5
MED 264 Medical Assisting Overview 2 0 0 2
MED 274 Diet Therapy/Nutrition 3 0 0 3
    5 0 15 10
         
TOTAL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS: 46 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
 
THIRD SEMESTER        
MED 232 Medical Insurance Coding 1 3 0 2
MED 270 Symptomatology 2 2 0 3
MED 272 Drug Therapy 3 0 0 3
ENG/COM Select one from ENG 114, ENG 112,
COM 231, COM 120
3 0 0 3
    9 5 0 11
FOURTH  SEMESTER        
PSY/SOC PSY 150 or SOC 210 3 0 0 3
SPA 120 Spanish for the Workplace 3 0 0 3
________ Humanities/ Fine Arts  Elective* 3 0 0 3  
    9 0 0 9

Total AAS graduation requirement:                         66 semester credit hours
*humanities/fine arts elective

   (Select 3.0 hours from the following courses) HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 160, or PHI 210