This program is offered 100% online or in a blended format. Students living within a reasonable distance of Midway College are expected to attend a clinical skills lab on campus prior to beginning Externship.
The Associate of Science in Medical Assisting online/blended program is designed for students wishing to enter a multi-skilled profession which involves assisting healthcare practitioners, under direct supervision, in all aspects of medical practice. A medical assistant executes a various array of tasks, from administrative, assisting and clinical procedures to healthcare managerial functions.
The Medical Assisting Associate Degree is delivered in an accelerated format and thoroughly prepares students for effective performance in the healthcare support industry.
Students who successfully complete this program are prepared to take either the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered through the American Medical Technologists (AMT), the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination through the National Healthcare Association (NHA), and/or the Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
Accreditation status: Initial accreditation is in process with the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The curriculum focuses on:
* clinical/laboratory procedures
* administrative procedures
* medical vocabulary
* the structure and function of the human body
* writing methods
* computer applications
Program Course Listing
|General Education Requirements||25|
|Medical Assisting Requirements*||22|
|Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting (MAST 100)||3|
|Laboratory Procedures I (MAST 115)||4|
|Medical Office Management (MAST 120)||3|
|Laboratory Procedures II (MAST 200)||4|
|Externship I (MAST 205)||4|
|Externship II (MAST 210)||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Programs (BIO 100)||3|
|General Biology I (BIO 103) (Fulfills Natural Sciences requirement)||0|
|General Biology I – Lab (BIO 104)
(Fulfills Natural Sciences requirement)
|Microbiology for Medical Programs (BIO 110)||3|
|Medical Vocabulary (BIO 204)*.||2|
|General Psychology (PSY 180)
(Fulfills the Behavioral or Sociological Sciences)
|Math for Meds (MA 106)||3|
|Software Applications (CS 235)||3|
*A minimum grade of “C” in all major courses required for graduation.