Medical Assistant Technology MAS.S.AAS
Associate of Applied Science - 60 - 61 Credit Hours
Division: Health Sciences
Department: Medical Assistant Technology
Effective as of Fall 2015
What is the program about?
Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care. The Medical Assistant Technology program is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters on a full-time basis when the student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses. The student will be required to complete 420 hours of unpaid practicum during their second year of the program. Note: A complete physical examination, specific immunizations, and personal health insurance are required, at the student's expense, prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum. The graduate is eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.
- Demonstrate proficiency in computer operations and applications relative to patient care and the management of a medical office.
- Successfully meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the national certification process through the American Association of Medical Assistants.
- Identify, evaluate and appropriately apply principles of office management and demonstrate competence in performing administrative clerical duties and managing medical practice finances.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors and attitudes consistent with the delivery of safe, ethical, legal and compassionate patient care.
- Describe and apply principles of effective oral and written communication skills with patients, their families and other health care providers.
- Demonstrate the ability to competently perform all clinical duties associated with assisting a physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care setting.
Currently Medical Assistant Technology is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Options for individuals seeking medical services and treatment: urgent care, surgicare and ambulatory care centers, as well as health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), multi-physician group practices and medical specialty clinics have opened new career opportunities.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
- AND MAT 1130 ALH 1101 AND SCC 1101 AND BIO 1121
Certification is optional for students once they have completed the program. Graduates may practice without certification at this time.
This program is available in the following format:
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule
Program Accreditation Information
The Sinclair Community College’s Medical Assistant Technology associate degree 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). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763.
This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog