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This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs at Grand Rapids and Saginaw in conjunction with the Lansing location ( upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates are prepared in the basics of patient care, basic laboratory practices and medical office procedures.  In addition, the graduate will have developed their interpersonal communication skills and acquired a foundation in both psychology and diversity. The graduate is eligible to take the certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) and/or the American Medical Technologist Exam (RMA). (At some locations, options for this program may include selecting a Phlebotomy Specialty, becoming eligible to write a phlebotomy certification exam or completing a Chiropractic Assistant Specialty.)

Chiropractic Assistant Specialty – Students will be eligible to sit for the certification exam to become a Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant. This certification is sponsored by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the test is administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NCBE).

Phlebotomy Specialty – Davenport University requires that phlebotomy students must have documentation that they have met a minimum of 120 hour clinical practicum and have successfully performed at least 100 venipunctures. All students who complete this requirement are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Technologists, Phlebotomy Technician Certification exam.


***Which class should I take? When should I take it? Please click here for the program sequence. (pdf download)


Foundations of Excellence27 cr.
BIOL115#Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I4 cr.
BIOL116#Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II4 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
HLTH100*Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid1 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
PSYC101Introductory Psychology3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions15 cr.
CISP112Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
HLTH101Introduction to Health Careers3 cr.
HLTH110Medical Terminology3 cr.
HLTH220Pharmacology3 cr.
HLTH230Health Care Law and Ethics3 cr.
Planned Semester Major16 cr.
HLTH245Principles of Reimbursement Management3 cr.
MEDA254+Clinical Patient Care3 cr.
MEDA255+Clinical Laboratory Procedures3 cr.
MEDA259Medical Office Applications3 cr.
MEDA290+Medical Assisting Practicum4 cr.
Choose Open Electives, Chiropractic Assistant Specialty or Phlebotomy Specialty:3-6 cr.
Recommended Open Electives(3) cr.
HINT110Health Record Content3 cr.
HINT201Health Information Technology3 cr.
HLTH210Health Care Organizations and Systems3 cr.
HLTH235Principles of Health Care Management3 cr.
HLTH320Public Health Perspectives3 cr.
HSAD320OSHA for Health Care3 cr.
PSYC127Healthy Living3 cr.
PSYC270Dimensions of Aging3 cr.
PSYC303Psychosocial Health Concerns3 cr.
Chiropractic Assistant Specialty [CHAS](6) cr.
MEDA270Chiropractic Assistant3 cr.
MEDA271Chiropractic Assistant Practicum3 cr.
Phlebotomy Specialty [PHLS](6) cr.
MEDA261Phlebotomy Laboratory3 cr.
MEDA262Phlebotomy Practicum3 cr.