Curriculum for Online Programs only
Note: Not all Online Program offerings are available to residents of all U.S. states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.
Medical assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals who perform a wide range of roles in physicians’ offices, clinics, and other healthcare settings. They are proficient in a multitude of clinical and administrative tasks and are widely viewed by doctors as vital members of the healthcare delivery team.
The medical assisting program is devoted to a competency-based education with emphasis on the students’ mastery of clinical and administrative competencies. These competencies are validated through performance on tests, terminal performance objectives, and a clinical externship. Their training culminates in a required 160-hour, unpaid, supervised practicum at a local medical practice during their last quarter of study.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The Program minimum expectation is to prepare competent entry level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains as follows:
- Demonstrate the effective utilization of communication and inter-personal relationship skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic math and science skills.
- Identify skills required to develop and maintain professionalism.
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical assisting administration procedures.
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical assisting clinical procedures.
- Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology principles.
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology and its application.
- Demonstrate application of psychology principles.
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical law and ethics.
The online Associate of Science in Medical Assisting program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org).