Medical Assisting One Year Technical Certificate

Medical Assisting

One Year Technical Certificate - Curriculum Code 2006

The Medical Assisting certificate program provides its students with an orientation to the medical field as an assistant to the physician. Students are introduced to procedures in medical examination, use of laboratory equipment, office business procedures used in health care facilities and medical terminology. Upon completion of the accredited program, students are eligible to take the certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

For more information about this certificate, please contact Ana Parrilla at 440-366-4189 or

Career information for this program

  • Medical Assisting Program Details

Fall Semester
ALHN 110 Medical Terminology 3
BIOG 115 Body Structure and Function ** 3
MDAS 101  Fundamental Procedures in the Medical Office >** 3
MDAS 102 Insurance and Coding in the Medical Office >** 3
MDAS 103 Basic Administrative Medical Assisting Functions >** 1
MDAS 104 Bookkeeping Functions in the Medical Office >** 2
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester
CISS 121  Microcomputer Applications I  3
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology 3
MDAS 105 Diagnostic Testing in the Medical Office >**  2
MDAS 106 Specimen Collection in the Medical Office >** 2
MDAS 107  Patient Care in the Medical Office >** 5
MDAS 108 Medical Assisting Externship > 1
Total Credit Hours: 35

  1. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite. 
  2. ** Indicates that a grade of "C" (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence. 
  3. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

    Established    September 1976
    Revised         September 2011
    Effective       August 2012

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