Associate in Science (AS) degree or certificate in Medical Assisting
Quarter-by-quarter course sequence, face-to-face MA program (core medical assisting program)
Quarter-by-quarter course sequence, hybrid MA program (core medical assisting program)

Associate in Science (AS) degree or certificate in Medical Assisting

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. There are two options for completing the program: face-to-face or hybrid. See the quarter-by-quarter course sequence, below, for more information.

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.

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Quarter-by-quarter course sequence, face-to-face MA program (core medical assisting program), 2018-19

Quarter one  Fall 2018  Credits
 ENGL& 101  English Composition I  5
 MA 113  Introduction to Medical Computing 3
 MA 146  Medical Terminology for the Medical Assistant  4
 HLTH 144  Essentials of Care Navigation  5
     17
 Quarter two  Winter 2019  
 MA 151  Protective Practices (with a lab)  2
 MA 152  Clinical Procedures I (with a lab)  4
 MA 147  The Human Body in Health and Disease I  4
 MA 129  Medical Office Communications  3
 MA 108  Medical Law and Ethics  2
     15
 Quarter three  Spring 2019  
 MA 153  Clinical Procedures II (with a lab)  4
 MA 148  The Human Body in Health and Disease II  4
 MA 141  Medical Office and Electronic Records  3
 MA 156  Pharmacology (with a lab)  4
     15
 Quarter four  Summer 2019  
 MA 154  Clinical Procedures III  4
 MA 143  Introduction to Practice Management and Basic Finance (computer lab)  3
 MA 145  Insurance Billing and Coding (computer lab)  3
     10
 Quarter five  Fall 2019  
 MA 200  Practicum with Seminar  8
     8

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Quarter-by-quarter course sequence, hybrid MA program (core medical assisting program), 2019-20*

Quarter one  Winter 2019  Credits
 ENGL& 101  English Composition I  5
 MA 113  Introduction to Medical Computing 3
 MA 151  Protective Practices (with a lab)  2
 HLTH 144  Essentials of Care Navigation  5
     15
 Quarter two  Spring 2019  
 MA 146  Medical Terminology for the Medical Assistant  4
 MA 152  Clinical Procedures I (with a lab)  4
 MA 147  The Human Body in Health and Disease I  4
 MA 129  Medical Office Communications  3
 MA 108  Medical Law and Ethics  2
     17
 Quarter three  Summer 2019  
 MA 153  Clinical Procedures II (with a lab)  4
 MA 148  The Human Body in Health and Disease II  4
 MA 141  Medical Office and Electronic Records  3
    11
 Quarter four  Fall 2019  
 MA 154  Clinical Procedures III  4
 MA 143  Introduction to Practice Management and Basic Finance (computer lab)  3
 MA 156  Pharmacology (with a lab) 4
 MA 145  Insurance Billing and Coding (computer lab)  3
     14
 Quarter five  Winter 2020  
 MA 200  Practicum with Seminar  8
     8

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*Pending accreditation approval.