2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Medical Assistant Certificate

Progression Plan - Medical Assistant Certificate  


IMPORTANT: Professional Licensure Disclosure  


The Medical Assistant Certificate program prepares students for employment in health care offices including primary care and specialty physicians' offices, ambulatory care, and urgent care facilities.

Credit Hours Required: 33-44

Note: Students completing the Medical Assistant AAS degree or certificate programs are eligible to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Note: Math and science coursework must be completed within the last ten years.

Program Requirements

AND choose one Biology option below:

Option 2

Note: Students planning to pursue a Medical Assistant AAS degree should complete this option.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Manage medical records upholding security and privacy standards as outlined in HIPAA regulations. (AHS 100, AHS 105. AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 173, AHS 295)
  2. Use computer programs commonly found in health care settings. (AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 295, CSA 126)
  3. Assist the health care provider in delivering care to clients with multiple health care needs. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 130, AHS 140, AHS 240, AHS 295, BIO 160, BIO 201, BIO 202)
  4. Document how diversity and culture affect delivery of health care. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 295)
  5. Obtain specimens for diagnostic evaluation and testing. (AHS 105, AHS 121, AHS 295)
  6. Describe the structural organization of the body. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 121, AHS 240, BIO 160, BIO 201, BIO 202)
  7. Calculate medical dosages. (AHS 121, AHS 295, MAT 100)
  8. List the indications for use, dosage forms, usual dosage, side effects, interactions with other drugs, storage requirements, generic and trade names and mechanism of action for common used medications. (AHS 121, AHS 140, AHS 295)
  9. For all major body systems, describe common diseases and conditions, methods of diagnosis, short and long term effects of disease processes, treatment and therapy and restoration strategies. (AHS 105, AHS 121, AHS 130, AHS 240, AHS 295)
  10. Distinguish if it is appropriate to release patient records in accordance with policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 173, AHS 295)
  11. Use effective communication skills with health care professionals and patients. (AHS 100, AHS 105, AHS 120, AHS 121, AHS 295)