Medical Assisting Advanced, Associate in Science
Previous Degree Required: HS Diploma
Eligible for Financial Aid: Yes
Delivery Method(s): On-Campus, Hybrid
Location(s): Cocoa, Palm Bay
Additional Limited Access Application Process Required: Yes
Program Testing Requirements: CPT - Common Placement Test (PERT, ACCUPLACER, SAT, ACT)
Academic Community: HSCI
Program Code: MDAS
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 51.0801
Florida Department of Education CIP Code: 1351080103
- Leads to State or Organizational License or Certification: Phlebotomy & Basic X-ray
- Cost Associated with taking the exam: $100
- Where to take the exam: AMT American Medical Technologists
The Medical Assisting Advanced A.S. degree program has the following associated College Credit Certificate (CCC):
A Medical Assistant works under the direct supervision of a licensed physician and is a highly skilled, unique, and versatile part of the healthcare delivery team. This program prepares students as significant members of the healthcare team with the specific roles of managing and maintaining the office, to treating and examining patients, and assisting the physician. Classroom theory and clinical practice prepares the student for capabilities that range from general front office transcription, managerial and supervisory functions. Clinical performance includes non-intravenous injections, phlebotomy, diagnostic testing, surgical technique and assisting, pharmaceutical principles, and administration of medication. Specialty areas are medical law and ethics, coding and billing, radiology, and EKG. This program includes general education courses which build a strong foundation for the sciences, mathematics, and communications as well as specialty courses that assist with leadership and health information management.
A student can enter the program at the beginning of the spring, summer, or fall semesters. Visit the program page for more details and how to apply or call (321) 433-7575. During the course work, students are prepared to apply and sit for the National AMT Certification test which recognizes the Registered Medical Assistant. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate in Introduction to Electrocardiography, CPR, AIDS, Phlebotomy, Injections, and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree as a Medical Assistant Advanced.
|General Education Courses|
|ENC 1101||Composition 1||3|
|BSCC 1010||General Biology 1||4|
|MAC 1105||College Algebra||3|
|PSY 2012||General Psychology 1||3|
|Humanities Core Requirement||3|
|Social/Behavioral Science/Core-Civic Literacy Requirement||3|
|Major Courses 1|
|BSCC 1084||Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|CGS 2100||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|HSC 1531||Medical Terminology||2|
|HSCC 1000||Introduction to Healthcare||3|
|MEA 1808||Medical Assistant Practicum Experience||6|
|MEAC 1205||Clinical Competencies||8|
|MEAC 1260||Medical Office Laboratory Procedures||4|
|MEAC 1336||Administrative Competencies/Coding||8|
|RTE 1092||Basic X-Ray Machine Operator||2|
|HIMC 1000||Introduction to Health Information Management||3|
|Total Credit Hours||65|
These courses constitute the Medical Assistant CCC and must be completed before applying to the Medical Assistant AS Advanced degree.
- A grade of "C" or higher is necessary in each major course for progression and graduation.
- Students must achieve 80% on all clinical/administrative competencies to pass courses that begin with MEA or MEAC regardless of their academic grade.
- Students must have taken MEAC 1205 Clinical Competencies and MEAC 1260 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures immediately prior to MEA 1808 Medical Assistant Practicum Experience; otherwise stop-out students will need to repeat one of the two courses listed to be placed in MEA 1808 Medical Assistant Practicum Experience.
Learning Outcomes: Medical Assistant A.S.
The learning outcomes and supporting core abilities for the Medical Assistant Associate in Science degree are measured as students work toward the embedded Medical Assistant Specialist certificate.