- Certificate of Achievement
- Program location:
- South Omaha Campus
One of the fastest growing healthcare occupations today is the medical assistant. Medical Assisting is a one-year certificate designed to give students the knowledge and skills to provide administrative and clinical support to healthcare employers, including hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and physicians' offices.
|Total Credit Hours Required||95.5|
General Education Requirements - 25.5 credit hrs.
|ENGL 1010 English Composition I
*(ENGL 1010 should be taken by students seeking the Professional Health Studies Option.)
ENGL 1210 Applied Communications
|PSYC 1120 Human Growth and Development||4.5|
|MATH 1240 Applied Mathematics
*(MATH 1240 does not count toward nursing admission.) OR
MATH 1310 Intermediate Algebra *(or higher)
|BIOS 2310 Human Anatomy and Physiology I||6.0|
|BIOS 2310 Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BIOS 2310 and 2320 are program specific; they do not meet the College's general education requirements for natural sciences.||6.0|
Major Requirements for Medical Assisting - 70.0 credit hrs.
|HIMS 1150 Introduction to Medical Law and Ethics||4.5|
|MDST 1010 Clinical Procedures I||6.0|
|MDST 1020 Administrative Procedures I||4.5|
|MDST 1030 Medical Disorders||3.5|
|MDST 1040 Clinical Terminology I||4.5|
|MDST 1050 Clinical Terminology II||4.5|
|MDST 2010 Clinical Procedures II||6.0|
|MDST 2020 Administrative Procedures II||4.5|
|MDST 2030 Laboratory Techniques||3.5|
|MDST 2110 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants and Allied Health Professionals I||4.5|
|MDST 2120 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants and Allied Health Professionals II||4.5|
|MDST 2980 MDST Externship||18.5|
|WORK 1400 Employability Skills||1.0|
*This program has special admission requirements. Contact Student Services for more information and to obtain a current admission information packet.
The Medical Assisting curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Students who successfully complete the Medical Assisting program can earn the Professional Health Studies degree by fulfilling the additional 13.5 credit hours in general education requirements.