2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Medical Assistant - AAS

IMPORTANT: Professional Licensure Disclosure 

Progression Plan - Medical Assistant AAS 


The Medical Assistant AAS degree will prepare individuals for entry-level positions requiring the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary for performing general administrative (front office) and clinical (back office) skills in ambulatory healthcare settings including physician's offices, clinics, and urgent care centers.

Credit Hours Required: 63

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.

AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)

Note: For College Composition or Applied Communication choose from the approved options except COM 134, which will be applied to Program Requirements (below).

Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes


Program Outcomes

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

  1. Utilize medical records while upholding HIPAA regulations.
  2. Demonstrate administrative and clinical medical skills.
  3. Assist the health care provider in delivering care to clients with multiple health care needs.
  4. Identify how diversity and culture affect delivery of health care.
  5. Identify legal and ethical issues in healthcare.
  6. Explain the structure and function of the body systems.
  7. Apply effective communication skills with health care professionals and patients.