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Medical Assisting (MDACE)

Award: Certificate of achievement

Program location: South Omaha Campus

One of the fastest growing healthcare occupations today is the medical assistant. Medical Assisting is a one-year certificate of achievement designed to give students the knowledge and skills to provide administrative and clinical support to healthcare employers, including hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and physicians’ offices.

This program has special admission requirements. Contact Student Services for more information and to obtain a current admission information packet.

Graduation Requirements

General education

13.5

Additional requirements

6.0

Major requirements

70.0

Total credit hours required

89.5

General education requirements (13.5 credit hrs.)

Communication

Select one course from the following:

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL 1210Applied Communications

4.5

ENGL 1010 should be taken by students seeking the Professional Health Studies option.

Social sciences

PSYC 1120Human Growth and DevelopmentONLINE

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

Select one course from the following:

MATH 1240Applied Mathematics

4.5

MATH 1310Intermediate AlgebraONLINE

4.5

MATH 1240 does not count toward nursing admission or Professional Health Studies degree.

Take MATH 1310 or higher level MATH course.

Additional requirements (6.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

BIOS 1310Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

5.0

BIOS 1310LSurvey of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab

0.0

EMSP 1000Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Healthcare Providers

1.0

 

Major requirements for Medical Assisting (70.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

HIMS 1150Introduction to Medical Law and EthicsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

MDST 1010Clinical Procedures I

6.0

MDST 1020Administrative Procedures I

4.5

MDST 1030Medical Disorders

3.5

MDST 1040Clinical Terminology I

4.5

MDST 1050Clinical Terminology II

4.5

MDST 2010Clinical Procedures II

6.0

MDST 2020Administrative Procedures II

4.5

MDST 2030Laboratory Techniques

3.5

MDST 2110Pharmacology for Medical Assistants and Allied Health Professionals I

4.5

MDST 2120Pharmacology for Medical Assistants and Allied Health Professionals II

4.5

MDST 2980MDST Externship

18.5

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the 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, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350.

Students who successfully complete the Medical Assisting program can earn the Professional Health Studies degree by fulfilling the additional 13.5 credit hours in general education requirements.