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Medical Assisting - MA23 Degree

Program Description: The Medical Assisting degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting degree.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • American Heart Association Provider CPR certification, physical examination or proof of ability to perform required duties, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen prior to performing the clinical rotation.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall semester on the Valdosta and Coffee campuses.

Curriculum
General Core Courses 15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science (3 Hours) 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
MATH 1101 Mathematic Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours 3
General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours 3
Occupational Courses 48
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
MAST 1100 Medical Insurance Management 2
MAST 1010 Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office 2
MAST 1030 Pharmacology in the Medical Office 4
MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures 4
MAST 1080 Medical Assisting Skills I 4
MAST 1090 Medical Assisting Skills II 4
MAST 1110 Administrative Practice Management 3
MAST 1120 Human Diseases 3
MAST 1170 Medical Assisting Externship 6
MAST 1180 Medical Assisting Seminar 3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
Faculty & Staff
Advisor

Medical Assisting Instructor, Valdosta Campus

Advisor

Medical Assisting Program Coordinator, Coffee Campus


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