Registered Medical Assisting

The Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) Certificate curriculum will 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.

REQUIREMENTS

Number Title Credits
MED* 111 Medical Office Procedures 3
MED* 112 Medical Insurance and Coding 3
++MED* 116 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants
++ Co-requisite MED* 125 Medical Terminology
4
MED* 125 Medical Terminology 3
++MED* 133 Clinical medical Assisting
++ Co-requisite MED* 125 Medical Terminology
4
+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
Minimum Total: 38

+ Prerequisite required
++ Co-requisite required

Program Outcomes:

The Medical Assisting certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in private medical offices, hospitals, home health care agencies, nursing homes, clinics and diagnostic centers or take it to the next level and become certified. Successful completion of the program satisfies the eligibility requirements needed to sit for a voluntary national certification exam sponsored by the American Medical Technologists, a nationally recognized certification agency for allied health professionals.

Employment Information:

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.

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$ 37,850

Amount you'll earn*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Coordinator

Michele Howard-Swan
860.253.3061
Mhoward-Swan@asnuntuck.edu