Medical Assisting - A45400

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/ treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Employment opportunities include physician offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments and hospitals.

A minimum grade of “C” is required for non-MED courses and a minimum grade of “B” is required for MED-courses identified in the Medical Assisting plan of study.

The Medical Assisting program requires students to complete a program application separate from the College's application. Applications are accepted September 1 - May 20 for possible acceptance into the subsequent fall semester. Please contact Nicole Lawrence, Health Sciences Admissions Coordinator, to receive a program application when all eligibility requirements have been met ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 252-451-8390).

Download the Medical Assisting information packet

Course Requirements

General Education Courses
COM 110 Intro. to Communications
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM/FA Humanities/Fine Arts Core Elective
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurements & Inquiry
PSY 150 General Psychology

Major Core Courses
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology
MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assisting
MED 130 Administrative Office Procedures I
MED 131 Administrative Office Procedures II
MED 140 Exam Room Procedures I
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures I
MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum
OST 141 Medical Terms I-Medical Office
OST 142 Medical Terms II-Medical Office
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues

Other Major Courses
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
MED 240 Exam Room Procedures II
MED 262 Clinical Perspectives
MED 270 Symptomatology
MED 272 Drug Therapy
MED 274 Diet Therapy/Nutrition
OST 247 Procedure Coding
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding
OST 148 Medical Coding, Billing, and Insurance

Other Required Courses
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 

Total Semester Hour Credits for AAS Degree 71-72