2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Medical Assistant Certificate

Progression Plan - Medical Assistant Certificate (traditional & accelerated progression plans)   


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.
  2. Use computer programs commonly found in health care settings.
  3. Assist the health care provider in delivering care to clients with multiple health care needs.
  4. Document how diversity and culture affect delivery of health care.
  5. Obtain specimens for diagnostic evaluation and testing.
  6. Describe the structural organization of the body.
  7. Calculate medical dosages.
  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.
  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.
  10. Distinguish if it is appropriate to release patient records in accordance with policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information.
  11. Use effective communication skills with health care professionals and patients.