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

 

GENERAL EDUCATION Credit Hours
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
     
PRIMARY SPECIALTY Credit Hours
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
MED 103 Medical Assisting Introduction 3.0
MED 104 Medical Assisting Administrative Procedures 4.0
MED 107 Medical Office Management 4.0
MED 108 Common Diseases of the Medical Office 3.0
MED 114 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures 4.0
MED 115 Medical Office Lab Procedures I 4.0
MED 117 Clinical Practice 5.0
MED 118 Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant 4.0
     
SECONDARY SPECIALTY Credit Hours
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
     
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Credit Hours
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

  • Beginning Fall 2018, students in health science and nursing majors will participate in the CAREplan: the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Advising for these students on the Greenwood Campus will be available by appointment in the CARE Planning Center in Suite 149-A. Advisors will be available to assist students with developing Degree Plans, learning about various health science and nursing programs, and understanding program requirements and secondary program application processes. Visit www.ptc.edu/care for more details.

  • 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.  

  • Information about CPT 101: CPT 101 uses Office 2016. CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, 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.  An exemption test is available for students who are skilled in Microsoft office software.  Please contact MaryLou Wilson for more information about the exemption test.

  • Developmental and transitional classes, if needed, should be taken first.

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

  • Students may take general education and secondary specialty classes toward an associate degree in General Technology while waiting to start Medical Assisting coursework.  Contact Deborah McCallum, Program Director of the Medical Assisting program, for an individualized semester-by-semester graduation plan.

Contacts

  • 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 advising@ptc.edu if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 3/2018.