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Medical Assisting Advanced Certificate

Medical assisting students in the lab

Medical Assisting Advanced Certificate

Jump start your health care career

All students in the Medical Assisting program are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to participating in the  Medical Assisting program courses.

Students must also complete a physical exam and provide proof of the following:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Annual TB testing (PPD skin test or blood test accepted)
  • Annual influenza vaccination

Upon completion of the 43-credit program, students may apply for an Advanced Certificate.

Major Requirements Credit Hours
*Biology 110, Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
*Health 101, Introduction to Allied Healthcare Careers 2
*Health 103, Medical Terminology 2
*Medical Assisting 102, Law & Ethics for Medical Assisting 3
*Medical Assisting 104, Medical Office Procedures I 4
*Medical Assisting 202, Human Disease Overview 3
*Medical Assisting 203, Pharmacology for Medical Assisting 3
*Medical Assisting 204, Medical Assisting Clinical Lab I 4
*Medical Assisting 211, Medical Office Procedures II 3
*Medical Assisting 212, Medical Coding 3
*Medical Assisting 214, Medical Assisting Clinical Lab II 5
*Medical Assisting 221, Medical Assistant Externship 3
*Medical Assisting 222, Medical Assistant Certification Review 3

*Courses required for the Advanced Certificate program 

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

CAAHEP
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

 
MAERB
2339 N. California Ave.
#47138
Chicago, IL 60647
www.maerb.org

Program outcomes are statistics about graduates that help to demonstrate the quality of a program. The Medical Assisting program at Lake Michigan College boasts an average job placement rate of 94% over the last five years. Program graduate data for the year 2022 demonstrates a 100% national exam passage rate.

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