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This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs at Battle Creek 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.)


**Which class should I take? When should I take it?  Please click here for a recommended program sequence.

Foundations of Excellence 27 cr.
BIOL115 Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I 4 cr.
BIOL116 Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II 4 cr.
COMM120 Presentation Techniques 3 cr.
ENGL109 Composition 3 cr.
ENGL110 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
HLTH100 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid 1 cr.
MATH125 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr.
PSYC101 Introductory Psychology 3 cr.
SOSC201 Diversity in Society 3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions 15 cr.
CISP112 Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
HLTH101 Introduction to Health Careers 3 cr.
HLTH110 Medical Terminology 3 cr.
HLTH220 Pharmacology 3 cr.
HLTH230 Health Care Law and Ethics 3 cr.
Planned Semester Major 16 cr.
HLTH245 Principles of Reimbursement Management 3 cr.
MEDA254 Clinical Patient Care 3 cr.
MEDA255 Clinical Laboratory Procedures 3 cr.
MEDA259 Medical Office Applications 3 cr.
MEDA290 Medical Assisting Practicum 4 cr.
Choose Open Electives, Chiropractic Assistant Specialty or Phlebotomy Specialty: 3-6 cr.
Recommended Open Electives (3) cr.
HINT110 Health Record Content 3 cr.
HINT201 Health Information Technology 3 cr.
HLTH127 Healthy Living 3 cr.
HLTH210 Health Care Organizations and Systems 3 cr.
HLTH235 Principles of Health Care Management 3 cr.
HLTH270 Dimensions of Aging 3 cr.
HLTH303 Psychosocial Health Concerns 3 cr.
HLTH320 Public Health Perspectives 3 cr.
HSAD320 OSHA for Health Care 3 cr.
Chiropractic Assistant Specialty [CHAS] (6) cr.
MEDA270 Chiropractic Assistant 3 cr.
MEDA271 Chiropractic Assistant Practicum 3 cr.
Phlebotomy Specialty [PHLS] (6) cr.
MEDA261 Phlebotomy Laboratory 3 cr.
MEDA262 Phlebotomy Practicum 3 cr.