Methodist College | Medical Assistant Certificate Curriculum

Medical Assistant Curriculum

Approved Curriculum

The Medical Assistant program is a pathway to baccalaureate programs including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, or the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). If students choose to pursue a baccalaureate degree, some credits can transfer from the Medical Assistant program such as: BIO205, BIO206, ENG101, PSY101, ACT101/MAT101, HS200, and BH200. Please review the curriculum of the specific baccalaureate degree program to determine what courses in the Medical Assisting program can transfer.

Required courses for the Medical Assistant program include:
HS160 Medical Terminology
BIO111 or BIO205 Anatomy & Physiology I*
BIO112 or BIO206 Anatomy & Physiology II*
ACT101 Financial Accounting and Health Care or MAT101 Concepts of Math*
PSY101 Psychological Inquiry & Applications*
ENG101 College Composition*

HS200 Introduction to Informatics for Healthcare Professionals
BH200 Holistic Healthcare
MA110 Foundations of Medical Assisting
MA121 The Medical Assistant as a Professional
MA150 Foundations of Clinical and Lab Procedures in Medical Assisting I
MA190 Foundations of Clinical and Lab Procedures in Medical Assisting II
MA200 Administrative Medical Assisting
MA210 Procedural and Diagnostic Coding and Reimbursement in Medical Assisting
MA240 Medical Assisting Practicum
*Courses in bold require a final grade of C or higher to earn credit in the Nursing program. BIO205 and BIO206 are the required Anatomy and Physiology pathway for students who plan on pursuing a BSN subsequent to the completion of their Medical Assistant certificate.