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MEDICAL ASSISTANT (AAS)

The Medical Assistant program is a two-year program that can be completed entirely on the NCMC campus. The courses can either be taken in the classroom or online. There are a few courses that can only be taken online that will require you to come to campus a few times during the semester to attend a lab component of that course. At the end of the program, you will do an internship course allowing you to take what you have learned in the program and apply your skills at a facility. The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam is incorporated into the curriculum of the internship course.

What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of practice. Medical assistants may perform the following duties: record patient history and personal information, measure vital signs, help the physician with patient examinations, give patients injections or medications as directed by the physician, schedule patient appointments, prepare blood samples for laboratory tests, and enter patient information into medical records.

First Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
AH160Basic Medical Terminology3
AH106Math-Allied Health (or higher level)3
BT160Microcomputer Applications3
HI103*American History to 1877 OR
HI104*American History Since 1877 OR
PL216*National Government3
Total14

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
SP175Speech3
AC136Accounting I3
AH102Human Body: Health & Disease3
AH211Medical Law & Ethics3
EN101*English I3
Total15

Third Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
AH125Introductory A&P for Allied Health4
Total4

Second Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
PY121General Psychology3
AH202Health Insurance & Billing3
AH223First Aid & Emergency Procedures2
HM125**Medical Coding I3
BT240Employment Strategies1
Total12

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
BT130Business Communications3
HM225**Medical Coding II3
HM226**Electronic Health Systems3
AH200*Principles of Pharmacology3
AH210**Medical Assisting: Clinical Procedures3
Total15

Third Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
AH222***Medical Assistant Internship3
Total3
  • *Testing Required
  • **These courses require another course to be taken prior
  • ***Student must have “C” or above in all courses to be eligible for the internship as well as program advisor’s permission.
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

Program Contact Information

Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
[email protected]
(660) 357-6284

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