Patient Care Medical Assistant - Certificate
This certificate program will equip students with the necessary skills to function as a high quality, entry-level patient care medical assistant in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will be prepared to practice safely within their identified scope and to promote, protect, and improve the health of the diverse community. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the Competency Exams for state certification in Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant.
For more information, please contact a Health Science Advisor.
Applicants to the Patient Care Medical Assistant program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the Competency Exams for state certification in Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant.
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Specific Admission Requirements for Program
|First Semester -
(These courses are offered every semester.)
|AHS 102||Medical Terminology||3|
|AHS 180||Health Careers Preparation||3|
|BIO 110||General Anatomy & Physiology*||3|
|AHS 106||Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation||1|
|Fast Forward I|
|AHS 141||Phlebotomy for Healthcare Providers||3|
|Fast Forward II|
|AHS 167||Phlebotomy Capstone Experience||3|
|Second Semester - offered Spring Semester ONLY|
|AHS 163||Long Term Care||5|
|AHS 175||Multi-Skilled Clinical Practicum||4|
|AHS 176||Patient Care Clerical Principles||4|
Total Credit Hours
|*BIO 112, BIO 210 or BIO 211 may be taken in place of BIO 110.|