Medical Assisting Program Curriculum Course Schedule | ACTC

Medical Assisting Program Curriculum Course Schedule

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Below is the curriculum course schedule for the Medical Assisting (MA) Program.  There are no prerequisite courses that must be taken before admission to the MA Program.   Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all curriculum courses.

Progression in the Medical Assisting program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Recommended Semester 1

Courses Credit Hours Prerequisites Term Offered
AHS 115 Medical Terminology (or CLA 131 or MIT 103) 3   All
BIO 135 Basic Anatomy & Physiology with Laboratory (or BIO 137 and BIO 139) 4   All
ENG 101 Writing I 3   All
MAT 110 Applied Mathematics or Higher-Level Quantitative Reasoning Course  3   All
MAI 105 Introduction to Medical Assisting  3 Acceptance into program Spring

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16

Recommended Semester 2

Courses Credit Hours Prerequisites Term Offered
Digital Literacy                         3   All
Approved Elective (Rec. COM 252 Intro to Interpersonal Communications) 3   All
MAI 162 Medical Assisting Clinical & Laboratory Procedures I 6 Acceptance into program Fall
MAI 265 Applied Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant 4 BIO 135 (Or BIO 137 and BIO 139), AHS 115 or CLA 131, or MIT 103, Acceptance into program Fall
MAI 281 Medical Assisting Practicum 1 Consent of MA Coord. Fall

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17

Recommended Semester 3

Courses Credit Hours Prerequisites Term Offered
PSY 110 General Psychology 3   All
MAI 155 Administrative Procedures for the Medical Assistant 4 Acceptance into program Spring
MAI 200 Pathophysiology for the Medical Assistant 3 BIO 135, AHS 115 or CLA 131, or MIT 103, Acceptance into program Spring
MAI 262 Medical Assisting Laboratory and Clinical Procedures II 6 MAI 162 Spring

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16

Recommended Semester 4

Courses Credit Hours Prerequisites Term Offered
Heritage/Humanities 3   All
Approved Electives (Rec. MIT 104, MIT 205, PHB 152, PHB 170)  4   All
CPR 100 CPR for Healthcare Professionals (or KHP 190) 1   All
MAI 284 Medical Assisting Externship 3 Consent of MA Coord. Fall
MAI 289 Medical Assisting Assessment Preparation 2 Consent of MA Coord. Fall

Total Semester Credit Hours: 13

CREDIT HOUR TOTAL: 62

Created 11/2022