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Medical Assisting, AS (MA)

Prepare for a career as a medical assistant and play an integral part of a physician’s health care team. Learn diverse skills in a hands-on environment and develop the skills needed for this versatile position.

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting prepares students to perform medical assisting duties under the direct supervision of a physician, including preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, giving injections, performing venipuncture, assisting in laboratory operations, performing urinalysis, pregnancy testing, blood sugar, and various other waived laboratory tests, taking x-rays and administering electrocardiograms.  Medical assistants also learn to function in an administrative capacity, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • Develop a student’s ability to perform various clinical duties.
  • Prepare students for jobs in the medical assisting profession.
  • Develop a student’s ability to perform various administrative duties.
  • Prepare students to take a variety of credentialing examinations related to medical assisting.

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Program Goals

  • Develop a student’s ability to perform various clinical duties
  • Prepare students for jobs in the medical assisting profession
  • Develop a student’s ability to perform various administrative duties
  • Prepare students to take a variety of credentialing examinations related to medical assisting

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Must take the Program Assessment Examination when scheduled, prior to Externship II

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting, students must earn a total of 60.5 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Medical Assisting Major Courses ( 36.5 credit hours )
* Clinical Procedures 3.5 credit hours
Medical Terminology 1.5 credit hours
Anatomy and Physiology 6.0 credit hours
Radiography 6.0 credit hours
* Laboratory Procedures I 4.0 credit hours
Medical Office Management 4.5 credit hours
* Laboratory Procedures II 4.0 credit hours
Externship I 3.5 credit hours
Externship II 3.5 credit hours

* Must be completed with a grade of  “C” or better before students are assigned to externship sites.

General Education Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )

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* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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