WCC offers two options for aspiring medical assistants: an AS degree or a certificate. The program options run concurrently and are primarily a full-time course of study.
The medical assisting core courses for both the degree and certificate take four consecutive quarters to complete, starting each fall quarter. Courses must be taken in sequence as assigned in the program schedule. Any deviation must have the written approval of the program coordinator.
All students in the medical assisting degree or certificate program take the same clinical training and administrative skill coursework. Upon graduating from the medical assisting degree or certificate program, students are eligible to take an exam to become Certified Medical Assistants.
|MA 113||Introduction to Medical Computing||3|
|MA 146||Medical Terminology for the Medical Assistant||4|
|MA 147||The Human Body in Health & Disease I||4|
|MA 152||Clinical Procedures I||4|
|HLTH 144||Essentials of Care Navigation||5|
|MA 129||Concepts in Effective Communication||3|
|MA 148||The Human Body in Health & Disease II||4|
|MA 153||Clinical Procedures II||4|
|MA 151||Protective Practices||2|
|MA 141||Medical Office & Electronic Records||3|
|MA 143||Intro to Practice Management and Basic Finance||3|
|MA 145||Insurance-Based Medical Billing and Coding||4|
|MA 154||Clinical Procedures II||4|
|MA 108||Medical Law & Ethics||2|
|MA 200||Practicum with Seminar||8|
The medical assisting I-BEST program is under revision. Please check back for new information.