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 a job placement rate of 88.89% and Exam pass rate of 100% for the 2018 graduating cohort.

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 (
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Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
MED 110 Orient to Medical Assisting 1
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 130 Admin Office Procedure I 2
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester #1
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
MED 131 Admin Office Procedure II 2
MED 140 Exam Room Procedure I 5
Semester Total 16
Summer Semester #1
MED 270 Symptomatology 3
MED 272 Drug Therapy 3
Semester Total 6
Fall Semester #2
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures l 5
MED 240 Exam Room Procedures ll 5
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester #2
MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum 5
MED 262 Clinical Perspectives 1
MED 264 Medical Assisting Overview 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective* 3
Semester Total 14

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


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