Medical Assistant

DEGREE LEVELS


AAS Associate Program
Division of Health Professions

The Medical Assisting field combines the clinical and administrative worlds in healthcare, making medical assistants both extremely valuable and versatile to their employers. Our program covers all of the business and healthcare foundations you need to thrive in this exciting industry, and we require an externship so you can apply your classroom and lab skills to real-world situations. Our AAS in Medical Assisting graduates are multi-skilled health professionals, well-prepared to assist with patient care management, perform both administrative and clinical procedures, and, when necessary, assist in the supervision of office personnel.

Medical Assisting students, upon successful completion of the program, will be prepared for employment in clinics, hospitals, and particularly, in medical group practices, where both experience and expertise in clinical skills are required.  Students are eligible to take the certification exam to become a certified Medical Assistant, which is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants.  Graduates are ideal candidates for bachelor’s degree programs in fields like Healthcare Informatics.


Accreditation Information

The Trocaire College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

CAAHEP
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Phone: 1 (727) 210-2350
Fax: 1 (727) 210-2354
www.caahep.org

This is upon recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

MAERB
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 1-800-228-2262
Fax: 312-899-1259
www.maerb.org


Resources

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Program Learning Outcomes


PROGRAM STATISTICS

23%

Over the next ten years, the medical assistants is projected to grow by 23 percent.

$34K/year

In New York State, medical assistants can expect to earn about $16/hour or $34K annually.

According to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), “Medical assistants are the most versatile of all allied health professionals. They are cross-trained to perform clinical and administrative responsibilities.”

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2500
  • Natural Science

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • A total of at least 65 semester hours with a GPA of 2.0
  • General Education:
    • GS100 College Seminar or GS102 College Success*
    • Humanities (EN102)
    • Natural Science* (BIO130/130L, BIO131/131L)
    • Philosophy (PH103, PH205)
    • Social Science (PSY101, EC201 or one 3 credit hour social science elective)
  • Program Specific:*
    • BOT103, BOT108, BU106, BU132, BU203, MAS134, MAS233, MAS234, MAS235, MB119, MB213, MB221, MB265
    • *A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required

  • Keyboarding I and Document Processing
    3
  • English Composition
    3
    OR
    Advanced Composition
    3
  • College Seminar*
    1
    OR
    College Success*
    3
  • Orientation to Medical Assisting
    2
  • Introduction to Philosophy
    3
  • General Psychology
    3
  • Medical Terminology
    3

Semester 1

18 /20

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
    3
  • Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
    1
  • Information Technology I
    3
  • Principles of Microeconomics
    3
  • Introduction to Literature
    3
  • Diagnostic and Clinical Laboratory Procedures
    3

Semester 2

16

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
    3
  • Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
    1
  • Business Communications I
    3
  • Principles of Accounting
    3
  • Medical Assistant – Clinical Procedures
    3
  • Insurance & Reimbursement Processing
    2

Semester 3

15

  • Word Processing I
    3
  • Medical Assistant Clinical Seminar and Externship
    4
  • Medical Office Systems & Procedures
    3
  • Medical Transcription I
    3
  • Ethics in Health Care
    3

Semester 4

16