Certificate – Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program provides an entry-level education for individuals looking to get a start in the medical profession. Medical assistants are allied health professionals who assist physicians and perform routine administrative and clinical tasks in order to keep the physician’s office running efficiently.

This program is designed for full-time enrollment each semester. The day program starts each spring semester and the evening one begins each fall.

College of the Mainland’s Medical Assistant Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

This organization can be contacted at: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clear Water, FL 33756, 727-210-2350

Suggested Study Plan

Semester #1

Course SCH
MDCA 1309 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS 3
MDCA 1302 HUMAN DISEASE/PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3
HITT 1305 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I 3
SPCH 1318 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
MDCA 1443 MDCA 1443 4

Semester #2

Course SCH
MDCA 1417 PROCEDURES IN A CLINICAL SETTING 4
BUSI 1304 BUSINESS REPORT WRITING AND CORRESPONDENCE (FRESHMAN LEVEL VERSION) 3
MDCA 1321 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES 3
MDCA 1352 MEDICAL ASSISTANT LABORATORY 3
MDCA 1348 PHARMACOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS 3

Semester #3

Course SCH
MDCA 1205 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS 2
MDCA 1254 MEDICAL ASSISTING CREDENTIALING EXAM REVIEW 2
MDCA 1360 CLINICAL-MEDICAL ASSISTANT 3