Medical Assistant Diploma

A Medical Assistant diploma allows you to perform both clinical and administrative duties.

As a medical assistant, you can work in a physician's office, primary care facility, clinic or other similar outpatient facilities. Medical assistants' duties are different according to the place of employment, but usually include administrative tasks such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, registering patients, and billing / insurance. Duties also include clinical tasks such as drawing blood, taking vital signs, performing injections and EKGs, and assisting the physician with in-office procedures. Our program can be completed in 12 months for those in our day classes, or in 18 months for students in our evening / online courses.

The Sullivan University Medial Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates of the program are required to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) as a programmatic / graduation requirement. This certification is a further indication of your skills and professional abilities.

If you'd like to learn more about Sullivan University's Medical Assistant program, request more information or if you're ready to get started, enroll today!

Locations: Louisville Lexington
Courses

Courses

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 Practicum
4.00
MSS 276
Medical Assisting Practicum
4.00
AOM 101
Speed Development
1.00
BUS 224
Professional Development
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
MSS 123
Anatomy and Physiology I - MSS
4.00
MSS 133
Anatomy and Physiology II - MSS
4.00
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 Practicum
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 276
Title:
Medical Assisting Practicum
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
AOM 101
Title:
Speed Development
Credit Hours:
1.00
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:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
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
Total Credit Hours: 69.00

Medical Assisting students are not permitted to take any Medical Science courses online per CAAHEP accreditation standards. Students may take General Studies courses online.

This program provides the students with the training necessary to perform a variety of responsibilities for a physician's office, hospital, clinic or medical laboratory. Graduates of the medical assisting diploma program are prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA (AAMA)) examinations for certification.

Graduates of this program will be qualified to assist in all areas including administrative support duties, clinical procedures, insurance coding, and patient care.

Due to facility availability, externship hours must be completed during the day.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA
Length: 18 months, 12 months accelerated
Time length for program completion will vary depending on the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

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


Note:
Louisville Campus

The Medical Assisting program at Sullivan University College of Allied Health Louisville Campus has a program retention rate of 100% for the admission cohort that entered in 2017. There are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program. Reported data is 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) in compliance with Policy 210. The campus has maintained a 100% average in Graduate satisfaction rate over the last 5 years. Sullivan University – College of Allied Health Louisville Campus has maintained an average Medical Assisting Job Placement of 84.1% over the last five years.


Lexington Campus

The Medical Assisting program at Sullivan University College of Allied Health Lexington campus has a 88.89% job placement for 2018 graduates and an 80% exam passage for 2017 graduates. Reported data is 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).