Medical Assisting – Clinical Focus

Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code 2142

The Medical Assisting 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. Upon completion of the first two semesters of the accredited program, students are eligible to take the certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Those wishing to continue their education may complete all courses for the Associate of Applied Science degree. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

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Fall Semester (First Year)
ALHN 110 Medical Terminology 3
BIOG 115 Body Structure and Function ** 3
MDAS 101 Fundamental Procedures in the Medical Office >**# 3
MDAS 102 Insurance & Coding in the Medical Office >** # 3
MDAS 103 Basic Administrative Medical Assisting Function >**# 1
MDAS 104 Bookkeeping Functions in the Medical Office >**# 2
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester (First Year)
CISS 121  Microcomputer Applications I 3
ENGL 161 College Composition I 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
PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology 3
Fall Semester (Second Year)
ALHN 118 Pharmacology for Allied Health and Nursing > 3
ALHN 121 General Pathology > 2
BADM 155 Introduction to Business Administration 3
CLSC 111 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science Technology >** 2
PHBT 111 Basic Laboratory Techniques >** 2
Spring Semester (Second Year)
BADM 251 Principles of Management  3
BIOG 153 Basic Human Nutrition 3
CMMC 151 Oral Communication  OR 3
CMMC 165 Interpersonal Communication  
ENGL 162 College Composition II > 3
PHBT 121 Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum >** 3
Total Credit Hours: 62


1. High School Graduation required for entry into program. Basic Math skills required as evidenced by placement assessment.
2. > Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
3. ** Indicates that a grade of “C” (2.00) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
4. * A one year technical certificate will be earned after successfully completing Fall and Spring semesters of the first year and will be eligible to take the American Associate of Medical Assistants Certifications Exam.
5. ^ 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 thirteen or more credit hours.
6. # Credit will be awarded following divisional approval for the MDAS courses identified above to those individuals who have completed a medical assisting program, hold CMA certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), and are presently working in an area of medical assisting practice.

Established    September 1977
Revised         July 2014
Effective       August 2014