The program is designed to teach the students all aspects of supporting a medical office in providing patient care, performing clinical procedures of the medical back office focusing on medical terminologies, patient assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment, clinical assisting, routine laboratory procedures and patient care. Students will gain the knowledge and skills they need to confidently pursue their career goals for gainful employment. The program teaches students medical terminologies, anatomy and physiology, electronic medical records, medical laws and ethics, effective communication and patient education, basic computer, pharmacology and how to perform clinical and laboratory procedures. A 160 hour externship in an approved clinical facility is required towards the end of the program.


  • Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology

  • EKG, CPR, First Aid, CPR

  • Ethics and Electronic Medical Records

  • Pharmacology and Administering Medication

  • Clinical Assisting and Specialty Examination

  • Laboratory Procedures

  • Externship

Course Outline:  Number of Weeks: 10

Week 1

MA100 - Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology

  • Root words, prefixes, suffixes, combining forms

  • Recognition, definition, spelling, pronunciation

  • Cells, tissues, organs

  • Body systems: integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive systems
    Nervous system and senses.

Week 2

MA106 - EKG, CPR, First Aid, CPR

  • Vital Signs taking and normal values

  • CPR, First Aid Training

  • Medical emergency procedures

  • Infection Control

  • Handwashing techniques, sanitizing, disinfecting and sterilizing

  • Administering EKG

  • Skills laboratory

Week 3

MA140 - Ethics and Electronic Medical Records

  • Scope of practice of Medical Assistant

  • Professionalism


  • Patient Care

  • Human Behavior

  • Electronic Health Records/Electronic Medical Records

  • Records Management

  • Healthcare Software Applications

Week 4

MA151 - Pharmacology and Administering Medication

  • Drug classifications

  • PDRs

  • Prescriptions, recording and storing of medications

  • Nutrition

  • Administering medications

Week 5

MA160 - Clinical Assisting and Specialty Examination

  • Infection Control and Asepsis

  • Vital Signs and Measurements

  • Patient History Taking

  • OB/Gyne

  • Pediatrics

Week 6

MA161 – Laboratory Procedures

  • Phlebotomy

  • Venipuncture

  • Urinalysis Hematocrit

  • Hematology

  • Venipuncture procedures

  • Collection, storage and labeling of specimen

Week 7-10

MA170 - Externship