Certified Medical Assistant Certificate

Curriculum CMA.CMA.CERT (C318A)

(Total Program Credits: 32)

A Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled allied health care professional trained to perform clinical and administrative tasks in an outpatient setting under the supervision of a licensed health care provider, usually a physician.  Medical Assistants assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and perform other tasks to meet patient needs and to manage clinic operations.

As an important member of the health care team, the duties of medical assistants vary according to a clinic’s location, size, and specialty. Medical Assistants record patient histories, measure vital signs and physical dimensions, prepare for and assist with examination and treatment procedures, collect and test laboratory specimens, provide patient education, prepare and administer medications, and perform diagnostic tests.  Administrative responsibilities may include reception and telephone management, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, preparing financial records, preparing insurance claims, and related operational tasks.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Certified Medical Assistant Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate entry-level competence in the learning domains of the medical assistant profession;
  • employ effective oral and written communication skills within the scope of health services delivery;
  • comply with the legal and ethical standards of the medical assistant profession; and
  • pass a recognized medical assistant credentialing exam.

(Fall 2021)

Note: All program requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses. Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AHL 120Comprehensive Medical Terminology

3 credits

 

BUS 107Microsoft Office in Business Applications

3 credits

OR

CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

 

CMA 101Introduction to Medical Assisting #

2 credits

CMA 102Medical Assistant Administrative Applications I #

3 credits

CMA 110Medical Assistant Clinical Applications I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AHL 103Basic Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals

1 credit

 

BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

OR

BIS 136Functional Human Anatomy I #

4 credits

OR

BIS 240Human Anatomy & Physiology I #

4 credits

 

CMA 103Medical Assistant Administrative Applications II #

3 credits

CMA 130Medical Assistant Clinical Applications II #

3 credits

CMA 180Medical Assistant Laboratory Applications #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Three: Summer

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMA 200Medical Assistant Practicum #

1 credit

CMA 250Certified Medical Assistant Seminar #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 32

Note: All program requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

See CMA course descriptions.

Coordinator: John Cody, Ext. 3474; email: johncody@triton.edu