Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant: Associate Degree Program

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Learn patient vital signs, standard examinations, phlebotomy/hematology techniques, laboratory procedures, 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG), basic pharmacology; as well as patient scheduling, billing, insurance and health records management.

6-Quarter Course Sequence
18 Months

Offered: Morning

Quarter I
Credits
BIO-101
Anatomy & Physiology I
4.5
CMA-105
Introduction to Clinical Procedures
4.5
FSS-100
Freshman Student Success
0
ENG-102
Business & Technical Writing
4.5
MED-102
Medical Terminology
3
Credits Quarter I:16.5
Quarter II
Credits
BIO-102
Anatomy & Physiology II
4.5
CMA-106
Medical Techniques & Procedures I
5
CMA-107
Phlebotomy/Laboratory Procedures I
5
CMA-110
Medical Office Procedures I
3
Credits Quarter II:17.5
Quarter III
Credits
BIO-201
Physiology of Disease
4.5
CMA-206
Medical Techniques & Procedures II
4
CMA-112
Billing & Insurance
3
PSY-101
Principles of Psychology
4.5
Credits Quarter III:16
Quarter IV
Credits
CMA-207
Phlebotomy/Laboratory Procedures II
4
CMA-210
Medical Office Procedures II
3
INF-101
Information Literacy
2
MED-110
Ethical & Legal Aspects of Patient Care
3
MED-105
Medical Emergencies & Disaster Response
2
Credits Quarter IV:14
Quarter V
Credits
CMA-208
Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant
4
CMA-211
Electronic Health Records
3
PCD-201
Professional Career Development
2
PSY-205
Health Psychology
4.5
Credits Quarter V:13.5
Quarter VI
Credits
CMA-213
Medical Coding
2
CMA-233
Comprehensive Applications
4
CMA-299
Medical Assisting Practicum
6.5
Credits Quarter VI:12.5
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 90 CREDITS
7-Quarter Course Sequence
21 months

Offered: Evening

Quarter I
Credits
BIO-101
Anatomy & Physiology I
4.5
CMA-105
Introduction to Clinical Procedures
4.5
FSS-100
Freshman Student Success
0
MED-102
Medical Terminology
3
Credits Quarter I:12
Quarter II
Credits
BIO-102
Anatomy & Physiology II
4.5
CMA-112
Billing & Insurance
3
BIO-102
Business & Technical Writing
4.5
Credits Quarter II:12
Quarter III
Credits
CMA-110
Medical Office Procedures I
3
CMA-211
Electronic Health Records
3
CMA-106
Medical Techniques & Procedures I
5
CMA-213
Medical Coding
2
Credits Quarter III:13
Quarter IV
Credits
CMA-210
Medical Office Procedures II
3
INF-101
Information Literacy
2
CMA-107
Phlebotomy/Laboratory Procedures I
5
MED-110
Ethical & Legal Aspects of Patient Care
3
MED-105
Medical Emergencies & Disaster Response
2
Credits Quarter IV:15
Quarter V
Credits
BIO-201
Physiology of Disease
4.5
CMA-206
Medical Techniques & Procedures II
4
PSY-101
Principles of Psychology
4.5
Credits Quarter V:13
Quarter VI
Credits
CMA-208
Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant
4
CMA-207
Phlebotomy/Laboratory Procedures II
4
PSY-205
Health Psychology
4.5
Credits Quarter VI:12.5
Quarter VII
Credits
CMA-233
Comprehensive Applications
4
CMA-299
Medical Assisting Practicum
6.5
PCD-201
Professional Career Development
2
Credits Quarter VII:12.5
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 90 CREDITS

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Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals & doctor’s offices
  • Medical office receptionist
  • Health records management
  • Billing & insurance specialist

Program Highlights

Curriculum

Learn the industry standards for:

  • Lab procedures
  • Examination basics
  • Diagnostics & treatment
  • Paper & electronic records management

Practical Experience

Students are required to complete a 200-hour off-site internship in outpatient/ambulatory setting in their final quarter.

Entering the Field

One-on-one guidance from Career Services is available to graduates for assistance on resume writing, mock interviews and job placement.

Our program has been chosen to be part of the AMT School Recognition Program.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the RMA examination.

“Swedish was the perfect place to transition my journey into the medical field. I was properly taught& prepared for what I could expect in real life applications.

Once making it through the 18-month program, career services helped me immensely in finding the right employment. I love what I do, and that wouldn’t have happened if not for Swedish.”

- Marcel, Class of ‘15