Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

This program will provide you with the clinical training necessary to perform a variety of medical responsibilities, including preparing patients, performing CPR and first aid, obtaining and analyzing specimen, performing EKG procedures and sterilizing instruments. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant (C.M.A.) examination.

This program is perfect for you if you have a natural compassion for patients, and are interested in developing administrative and clinical skills to assist providers in routine medical care. Our graduates have also been successful in moving up into medical office manager positions.


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Locations: Lexington

Program Information

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Objectives

The Medical Assisting Associate Degree focuses on teaching:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Preparing patients
  • Performing CPR and first aid
  • Obtaining and analyzing specimens
  • Performing ECG procedures
  • Sterilization of instruments

Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates and occupations for this program. View Licensure Disclosures by State.

Program Highlights

Our program has been accredited with CAAHEP since 1999, which makes you eligible to take the national exam. This will give you the credentials of CMA (AAMA). The Sullivan University Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763(727-210-2350).

The Medical Assisting program at Sullivan University College of Allied Health Lexington campus has the following measures for 2016 based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP):

Job Placement rate of 81.82%
Retention rate of 92.86%
Exam passage rate of 100%

Courses

Courses

Length: 24 months, 18 months accelerated
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
MSS 104
Medical Terminology - MSS
4.00
MSS 144
Medical Laboratory Procedures I
4.00
MSS 154
Health and Safety Techniques
4.00
MSS 204
Medical Ethics - MSS
4.00
MSS 214
Medical Software Applications
4.00
MSS 234
Medical Laboratory Procedures II
4.00
MSS 244
Medical Laboratory Procedures III
4.00
MSS 254
Pharmacology - MSS
4.00
MSS 274
Medical Office Procedures
4.00
MSS 275
Clinical Assisting Externship
4.00
MSS 276
Medical Assisting Externship
4.00
AOM 101
Speed Development
1.00
AOM 105
Keyboarding Essentials
4.00
BUS 224
Professional Development
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MSS 123
Anatomy and Physiology I - MSS
4.00
MSS 133
Anatomy and Physiology II - MSS
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
General Education Electives
8.00
Course:
MSS 104
Title:
Medical Terminology - MSS
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 144
Title:
Medical Laboratory Procedures I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 154
Title:
Health and Safety Techniques
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 204
Title:
Medical Ethics - MSS
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 214
Title:
Medical Software Applications
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 234
Title:
Medical Laboratory Procedures II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 244
Title:
Medical Laboratory Procedures III
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 254
Title:
Pharmacology - MSS
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 274
Title:
Medical Office Procedures
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 275
Title:
Clinical Assisting Externship
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 276
Title:
Medical Assisting Externship
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
AOM 101
Title:
Speed Development
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
AOM 105
Title:
Keyboarding Essentials
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BUS 224
Title:
Professional Development
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 118
Title:
Computer Applications I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 123
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology I - MSS
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 133
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology II - MSS
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
8.00
Total Credit Hours: 93.00

Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities / Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.