General Technology - Medical Assisting (A.A.S.)

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 76.

Required Courses


Minimum 18 credit hours  
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
  Elective Natural Science/Math 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
MED 102 Introduction to Medical Assisting Profession 2.0
MED 114 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures 4.0
MED 131 Administrative Skills of the Medical Office I 2.0
MED 107 Medical Office Management 4.0
MED 115 Medical Office Lab Procedures I 4.0
MED 118 Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant 4.0
MED 108 Common Diseases of the Medical Office 3.0
MED 117 Clinical Practice 5.0
MED 132 Administrative Skills of the Medical Office II 3.0
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
MGT 201 Human Resource Management 3.0
MKT 135 Customer Service Techniques 3.0
AHS 205 Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professions 3.0
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 76.0


Updated 5/6/2017


Advisement Information

Program notes

  • Students who are pursuing or have earned a diploma in Medical Assisting may complete additional general education courses and classes in a secondary technical specialty, as outlined above, to earn an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.
  • Click here for information about the Medical Assisting Diploma.

Notes about individual classes

  • The English required for this program is ENG 101.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 101.
  • The math required for this program is MAT 155.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 155.  
  • CPT 101 is required.  CPT 101 will use Office 2016.  CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for My IT Lab, a learning management system.  The CPT 101 access code is good for six months.  RDG 100 or RWR 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101.
  • Developmental and transitional classes, if needed, should be taken first.


  • You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
  • Deborah McCallum is the Program Director of the Medical Assisting program.
  • Please email if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.

Advisement Information updated 8/2017.