Medical Assistant CC

Health Sciences Department | C.C. Certificate of Completion | One year

Work alongside physicians in medical offices to provide care and education to patients with the Medical Assistant certificate from Clackamas Community College.

Medical assistants are invaluable members of the healthcare world. They fulfill many administrative and clinical roles in a growing market. The Medical Assistant certificate will provide you the expertise needed for entering the medical field, including human anatomy and physiology, clinical lab procedures, medication calculation and biology.

Medical Assistant CC

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Medical Assistant Prerequisites

Take the Following
  • MA-110
  • Medical Terminology
  • 3
 

Medical Assistant Core Requirements

Complete BI-120, or BI-101 & BI-102, or BI-231 & BI-232 & BI-233
  • BI-101
  • General Biology; Cellular Biology
  • 4
  • BI-102
  • General Biology; Animal Systems
  • 4
  • BI-120
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4
  • BI-231
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • 4
  • BI-232
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • 4
  • BI-233
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology III
  • 4
 
Take the Following
  • MA-112
  • Medical Office Practices
  • 4
  • MA-115
  • Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants
  • 1
  • MA-115L
  • Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants Lab
  • 1
  • MA-116
  • Introduction to Medications
  • 4
  • MA-117
  • Clinical Lab Procedures I
  • 1
  • MA-117L
  • Clinical Lab Procedures I Lab
  • 1
  • MA-118
  • Examination Room Techniques
  • 4
  • MA-118L
  • Examination Room Techniques Lab
  • 1
  • MA-119**
  • Medical Assistant Practicum
  • 9
  • MA-121
  • Clinical Lab Procedures II
  • 1
  • MA-121L
  • Clinical Lab Procedures II Lab
  • 1
  • MA-145
  • Insurance & Health Information Management
  • 4
  • PSY-215
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • 4
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-054
  • MTH-054
  • Medication Calculations for Medical Assistants
  • 4
 

**To meet graduation requirements in addition to successful completion of courses, the MA student is required to: participate in an unpaid, supervised externship in an ambulatory care setting; perform 20 hours of public health-related community service; register for the CMA (AAMA) certification exam.
 
Core curriculum is sequential and may not be taken out of order. Core curriculum is intended to be completed over three consecutive terms in one academic year.
 
For the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam, direct inquiries to: AAMA Certification Department at www.aama-ntl.org or by phone 800-228-2262.
 
Note: All clinical/practicum courses are Pass/No Pass. All other courses are letter graded and must be passed with C or better. All related instruction courses may be taken prior to entering the MA program.
 

Communication Related Instruction

Take WR-101 or WR-121
  • WR-101
  • Communication Skills: Occupational Writing
  • 3
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
 

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete PSY-101
  • PSY-101
  • Human Relations
  • 3
 
Total Credits Required: 53-54