Associate in Science (AS) degree or certificate in Medical Assisting
Quarter-by-quarter course sequence (core medical assisting program)
Study option: the I-BEST 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.

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 (core medical assisting program), 2017-18

Fall quarter   Credits
 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
     20
 Winter quarter  
 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
     16
 Spring quarter  
 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 156  Pharmacology  4
 MA 108  Medical Law & Ethics  2
     17
 Summer quarter  
 MA 200  Practicum with Seminar  8
     8

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Study option: the I-BEST program

The medical assisting I-BEST program is under revision. Please check back for new information.

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