Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) - Memphis and Southaven
Program offered at: Memphis, Tennessee and Southaven, Mississippi
Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Medical Assisting degree program is to provide students the opportunity, along with their occupational skills, to develop essential basic skills for continued learning and career development through general education courses that include: mathematics; written, verbal and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities.
Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes
The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, the body systems, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, venipuncture, laboratory diagnostic procedures, EKG, and administration of parenteral medications to function successfully in an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant in a clinic or physician’s office.
Whether in a physician’s office, a clinic, or hospital-owned physician network, the Medical Assistant performs many services on the physician’s behalf. These may include admissions work, preparing the patient for examination or treatment, operating diagnostic equipment, and performing diagnostic procedures. The Medical Assistant is also responsible for the patient’s medical records and insurance forms as well as for scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records for the physician.
In order to graduate from the Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:
* These courses are offered online.
Admission to the Program
Students who have successfully completed the Medical Assistant diploma program from the same campus, or are transferring into the program with the equivalent approved content from another Medical Assistant diploma program from a regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary educational institution recognized by the United States Department of Education, will receive block transfer credit totaling 35 semester credits for CPSO1111, CPSO1112, CPSO1113, CPSO1114, CPSO1115, CPSO1116, MDCA1414, MDCA1424, MDCA1434, MDCA1444, MDCA1454, MDCA1464, MDCA1201 and MDCA1202 as outlined in the chart above. The remaining number of credits required to complete the program is 27. No student may enroll into the Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree program without first completing a Medical Assistant diploma program or equivalent.
A graduate of a Concorde Medical Assistant diploma program is exempt from additional entrance requirements. For other applicants, all other entrance requirements as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog also apply.
For all students starting on or after July 11, 2022