Medical Assistant
Major Code: 422A

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate program prepares individuals for employment in the administrative and clinical areas of medical offices, clinics, and other health care agencies. The Waubonsee Community College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
www.caahep.org

MAERB - Medical Assisting Education Review Board
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (800) 228-2262
Fax: (312) 899-1259
www.maerb.com

Graduates of the program who meet CAAHEP requirements are eligible to take the national certification exam for Certified Medical Assistants, CMA. Students who are able to meet American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) requirements will be eligible to take the national certification exam for Phlebotomy Technician, PBT (ASCP).

Note : This sequence is intended for full-time students in the medical assistant program. Students interested in a part-time program option should contact the Dean for Health Professions and Public Service for scheduling options.

Summer Semester10

  • BIO260 Human Structure and Function4
  • HIT105 Medical Terms for Health Occupations1
  • MLA220 Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant +2
  • PSY100 Introduction to Psychology3

Fall Semester12.5

  • CIS110 Business Information Systems 3
  • MLA150 Basic Administrative Procedures for the Medical Assistant3
  • MLA171 Medical Assistant Clinical I +2.5
  • MLA230 Medical Law and Ethics1
  • PSY205 Life-Span Psychology3

Spring Semester7.5

  • COM125 Communication Strategies for Health Care Careers2
  • MLA172 Medical Assistant Clinical II +2.5
  • MLA210 Laboratory Procedures for the Medical Assistant +3

Summer Semester2

  • MLA298 Medical Assistant Externship +2

Program Total32


+ Program admission required for enrollment.

Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.