Medical Assisting Administrative Focus, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2143

Effective May 2017

Division of Allied Health, Nursing, Health, Physical Education and Recreation

The medical assisting program provides its students with an orientation to the medical field as an assistant to the physician. Students are introduced to procedures in medical examination, use of laboratory equipment and office business procedures used in health care facilities. Upon completion of the first two semesters of the accredited program, students are eligible to take the certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Those wishing to continue their education may complete all courses for the associate of applied science degree. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ALHN 110 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
BIOG 115 BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 1 3
MDAS 101 FUNDAMENTAL PROCEDURES 1,2 3
MDAS 102 INSURANCE AND CODING IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE 1,2 3
MDAS 103 BASIC ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING FUNCTIONS 1,2 1
MDAS 104 BOOKKEEPING FUNCTIONS IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE 1,2 2
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 3 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CISS 121 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 3
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
MDAS 105 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE 1,2 2
MDAS 106 SPECIMEN COLLECTION IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE 1,2 2
MDAS 107 PATIENT CARE IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE 1,2 5
MDAS 108 MEDICAL ASSISTING PRACTICUM 1,2 1
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
 Hours19
Second Year
Fall Semester
ALHN 118 PHARMACOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING 2 3
ALHN 121 GENERAL PATHOLOGY 2 2
BADM 155 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3
BADM 161 BUSINESS LAW I 3
BADM 251 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
BADM 165 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3
BADM 255 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 2 3
CMMC 151
ORAL COMMUNICATION
or INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
3
MTHM 158 QUANTITATIVE REASONING 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours61
1

Indicates that a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.

2

Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.

3

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

High school graduation required for entry into program. Basic math skills required as evidenced by placement assessment.

A one-year technical certificate will be earned after successfully completing fall and spring semesters of the first year and will be eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certifications Exam.

Credit will be awarded following division approval for the MDAS courses identified above to those individuals who have completed a medical assisting program, hold CMA certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), and are presently working in an area of medical assisting practice.

Program Contact(s):

Ana Parrilla
440-366-4189
aparrilla@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising and Counseling Team.

Admission Requirements for Medical Assisting

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. Program application form on file.

Learn more about Allied Health program requirements