My experience with the RMA program has been amazing.  My externship in a local cardiology office gave me the real world training and experience to start my new career.

Registered Medical Assisting (A.S.)

The Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) program will lead to an Associate of Science degree and prepare students to sit for a voluntary national certification exam sponsored by the American Medical Technologists. This association is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency for allied health professionals. Upon passing the national exam, students will be able to work in any state and perform all duties required of a medical assistant under the direct supervision of a physician.

GPA 2.0 required

Download the Registered Medical Assisting Program Requirement Degree Worksheet.

Number Title Credits
MED* 111 Medical Office Procedures 3
MED* 112 Medical Insurance and Coding 3
++MED* 116 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants
++ Prerequisite or Co-requisite MED* 125 Medical Terminology
MED* 125 Medical Terminology 3
++MED* 133 Clinical medical Assisting
++ Prerequisite or Co-requisite MED* 125 Medical Terminology
+MED* 142 Clinical Laboratory Procedures and Practices I 4
MED* 170 Law and Ethics for Health Careers 3
MED* 240 Psychology and Communication in Healthcare for Medical Assisting 3
+MED* 242 Clinical Laboratory Procedures and Practices II 4
+MED* 250 Principles of Pharmacology 3
+MED 280 Medical Assistant Externship 4


Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition* 3
(*Minimum “C” grade required)
COM* 173
Public Speaking 3
THR* 110 Acting I  
Fine Arts Elective:
Number Title Credits

Choose one course from: ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128

ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, GRA*, MUS*, THR*

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Number Title Credits
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

Choose one course from: ANT*, ECN*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*

Number Title Credits
A Math course above MAT* 104
Number Title Credits
A Lab Science 4

+ Prerequisite required
++Prerequisite or Co-requisite required

Program Outcomes:

Medical Assistants will earn certification by passing the national certification exam offered through the American Medical Technologists.

  • Students will have knowledge of front office procedures in a medial facility;
  • Perform clinical procedures relating to direct patient care and education;
  • Demonstrate competency in laboratory testing, specimen collection and diagnostic procedures;
  • Demonstrate and practice behaviors consistent with the legal and ethical standards of the medical profession;
  • Display proficient knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology including disease processes;
  • Understand basic pharmacology, drug classifications, dosage calculations, and drug interactions.

Employment Information:

Medical Assistants will be employed in physicians’ offices, clinics, and other medical facilities practicing ambulatory care. Upon passing the national certification exam, students will be able to work in any state and perform all duties required of a medical assitant under the direct supervision of a physician.

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$29,000 - $33,000

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Program Coordinator

Michele Howard-Swan