Medical Assisting – Associate Degree (A45400)

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals to perform clinical, laboratory, and administrative procedures.

Course work includes instruction in assisting with clinical examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration, confidentially/HIPAA training and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care; administratively instruction includes training in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations, and basic administrative office procedures.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, urgent care facilities, specialty offices, and health departments. ( (AAMA).

The Medical Assisting program at Brunswick Community College (Bolivia, NC) has an exam pass rate of 100% for the 2019 graduating cohort. This rate surpassed the national average of 62%.

NOTE: The Medical Assisting AAS Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board ( (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763 (727) 210-2350


Students complete the Diploma Curriculum

(Fall Semester #1, Spring Semester #1, and Summer #1 semester),

and then complete the following Semester #2 courses for the

Associate Degree in Applied Science Medical Assisting Program:


Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
MED 131 Admin Office Procedure II 2
Huanities Elective 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
Semester Total 14
Spring Semester #2
MED 136 Preventive Health 3
MED 270 Symptomatology 3
MED 272 Drug Therapy 3
MED 276 Patient Education 3
Semester Total 12

*Note: See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/ Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses.


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