Medical Assisting, One-Year Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #2006

Effective May 2017

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

The medical assisting certificate 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 and medical terminology. Upon completion of the accredited program, students are eligible to take the certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants. 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
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
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 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
 Hours19
 Total Hours35
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 has 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.

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