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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting Associate in Applied Science

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The certificate in Medical Assisting is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350.

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. 

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 122, Intermediate Algebra, or Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3
200-Level Biology or 100-Level Chemistry 4

 

Major Requirements Credit Hours
Biology 110, Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
Health 101, Introduction to Allied Healthcare Careers 1
Health 103, Medical Terminology 2
Medical Assisting 102, Law & Ethics for Medical Assisting 3
Medical Assisting 104, Medical Office Procedures I 3
Medical Assisting 201, Applied Communications for Medical Assisting 3
Medical Assisting 202, Human Disease Overview 2
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 213, Phlebotomy 2
Medical Assisting 214, Medical Assisting Clinical Lab II 4
Medical Assisting 221, Medical Assistant Externship 3
Medical Assisting 222, Medical Assistant Certification Review 3

 

 

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 over 90% job placement rates. 

Certification Exam 2015 2016 Aggregate
# of Graduates Attempting 7 26 33
Total Passing 7 24 31
Pass Rate 100% 92% 94%
Graduate Positive Placement      
# of Graduates 24 11 35
# of Graduates Employed 22 11 33
Continued Education 1 0 1
Overall Placement 95.83% 100% 97.14%

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