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

After completing MED 260 Medical Clinical Practicum students will have completed the Medical Assisting Diploma (D45400) requirements.