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Medical Assisting (Night)

Medical assistants are integral members of the administrative and clinical healthcare team in various healthcare settings. Medical assistants act as liaisons between the healthcare providers and patients, and are of vital importance to the success of the medical practice. The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Medical Assisting provides education and training for employment as medical assistants. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national certification exam.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Medical Assisting (Night) (CER)
Academic Plan Code
1132
Total Clock Hours Required
830
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Notes

Practicum hours are site specific and may require attendance any day of the week, including during unscheduled days and times.

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program. This program is delivered in a fast-track format and the need for college-level skills in Reading is critical to successful completion of the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice empathy, compassion, cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity in the healthcare setting.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability.
  3. Apply ethical and legal guidelines and scope of practice to administrative and clinical settings, including use of technology and management of medical documents.
  4. Perform administrative skills and procedures in an ambulatory healthcare environment.
  5. Perform various clinical and laboratory procedures using safety protocols under supervision of the healthcare provider.
  6. Apply knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology as a healthcare professional.
  7. Use critical thinking to follow current best practices in healthcare.
  8. Apply effective communication skills essential for the health care professional.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer
Admission Criteria

1. Background check requirements: Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Background Check Standards. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD Background Check Policy.

2. Clinical health and safety requirements must be met. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD Clinical Health and Safety Policy.

3. Inability to comply with background check requirements and/or clinical health and safety requirements at the start of classes may result in cancellation of enrollment.

Course Sequence by Block

The following is the suggested course sequence by block. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with a navigator to discuss their academic and career goals.
  • The course sequence is laid out by block and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • This is a cohort program in which students progress through their course of study together in the required course sequence.

Courses Sequence

Block 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
MDC103 Introduction to Medical Assisting Prerequisite - admission to program. 125
MDC104 Fundamentals of Administrative Medical Assisting A grade of C or better is required MDC103. 185
MDC105 Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting I A grade of C or better is required MDC104. 115

Block 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
MDC106 Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting II A grade of C or better is required MDC105. 205
MDC130 Medical Assisting Practicum A grade of C or better is required MDC106.

Practicum hours are site specific and may require attendance any day of the week, including during unscheduled days and times.
200
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of ‘P’ or ‘C’ or better (depending on the course grading scale) for all courses required within the program.

Weekly hour requirements vary by program. Students should meet with a navigator to discuss these requirements further. Actual completion times may vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Competency in Medical Assisting (Night) (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm12?id=167762).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021