2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting, AAS (A45400)

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The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Major Courses

Total: 60 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Other Required Courses

Total: 1 Credit Hours

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 76

*Recommended Elective & General Education Options:

Major Elective:

Take 2 credits:

Medical Coding Elective:

Take 2 credits:

Medical/Legal Issues:

Take 2 credits:

Office Systems Elective:

Take 2 credits:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Take 3 credits:


+ Articulated credit for MED 180  - CPR Certification may be awarded to students who hold an active BLS CPR Certification from the American Heart Association at the time of enrollment in the program.

Students making satisfactory progress should complete this program in six semesters. Additional time may be needed to complete general education requirements.

This program has special admissions requirements. These requirements are in addition to those completed for the College. Please visit www.pittcc.edu to review the requirements (click on Health Sciences > Admissions).

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

CAAHEP                                                                              MAERB
9355 113th St. N 20 North Wacker Drive,
#7709 Suite 1575
Seminole, FL 33775 Chicago, IL 60606-2903
Phone: 727-210-2350 Phone: 312-899-1500
Fax: 727-210-2354 Fax: 312-899-1259
Email: mail@caahep.org  

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