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Medical Assisting Advanced Certificate

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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 certificate in Medical Assisting is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, Phone: 727-210-2350.

Program outcomes are statistics about graduates that help to demonstrate the quality of a program. The Medical Assisting program at Lake Michigan college regularly boasts 100% employer satisfaction. The program data for the year 2020 demonstrates a 100% exam passage rate for graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Lake Michigan College.

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