Medical Assisting Clinical Focus, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2142

Effective May 2018

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

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, 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 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
CLSC 111 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 1,2 2
PHBT 111 BASIC LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 1,2 2
 Hours12
Spring Semester
BADM 251 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
CMMC 151
ORAL COMMUNICATION
or INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
3
MTHM 158 QUANTITATIVE REASONING 3
PEFT 151 LIFETIME FITNESS 1
PHBT 121 PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL PRACTICUM 1,2 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours60
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 Team.

More program information can be found on our website.

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 

Program Learning Outcomes

The Lorain County Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is designed to prepare competent try-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.  At the completion of the Medical Assisting Program Graduates will be able to:

  1. Practice as competent entry-level medical assistants (Cognitive & Psychomotor)
  2. Will perform within the legal and ethical boundaries or the medical assistant’s scope of practice (Cognitive & Affective)
  3. Will value the needs of each patient and their family while recognizing and respecting cultural diversity, beliefs and dignity of humanity (Cognitive & Affective)
  4. Will identify, respond, and respect issues of confidentiality and treat patients with compassion and empathy (Cognitive & Affective)
  5. Will communicate effectively, professionally and be culturally sensitive with patients, providers and staff (Cognitive & Affective)
  6. Will participate as a member of the health care team while in the office setting of their clinic/hospital (Cognitive)
  7. Will maintain current within their field through certification and continuing education (Cognitive & Psychomotor)
  8. Will commit to become lifelong learners (Cognitive & Affective)