The Medical Assisting Certificate program provides entry-level education for individuals interested in a health profession. Medical Assistants are allied health professionals who assist the physicians in the medical setting; they perform routine administrative and clinical tasks in order to keep the physician’s office running efficiently.

This program is designed for full-time or part-time enrollment.

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

This organization can be contacted at: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; 1361 Park Street; Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350.

Stackable Credentials

  1. Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting
  2. Certificate - Medical Assisting

Full-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Medical Assisting

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1309 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 3
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
MDCA 1443 Medical Insurance 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #2
MDCA 1417 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 4
MDCA 1452 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 4
MDCA 1448 Pharmacology & Administration of Medications 4
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #3
MDCA 1305 Medical Law and Ethics 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1460 Clinical - Medical/Clinical Assistant 4
MDCA 1254 Certified Medical Assistant Exam Review 2
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours37
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate. 

Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
or Elem Statistical Methods
3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions 2
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #2
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1309 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 3
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
MDCA 1443 Medical Insurance 4
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #3
MDCA 1417 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 4
MDCA 1452 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 4
MDCA 1448 Pharmacology & Administration of Medications 4
MDCA 1310 Medical Assistant Interpersonal and Communication Skills 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #4
MDCA 1305 Medical Law and Ethics 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1460 Clinical - Medical/Clinical Assistant 4
MDCA 1254 Certified Medical Assistant Exam Review 2
Department Approved Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Medical Assisting

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1443 Medical Insurance 4
 Semester Credit Hours10
Semester #2
MDCA 1309 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 3
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
MDCA 1417 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 4
MDCA 1452 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #4
MDCA 1448 Pharmacology & Administration of Medications 4
MDCA 1305 Medical Law and Ethics 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #5 (Fall)
MDCA 1460 Clinical - Medical/Clinical Assistant 4
MDCA 1254 Certified Medical Assistant Exam Review 2
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours37
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.