2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Medical Assistant - AAS

IMPORTANT: Professional Licensure Disclosure  


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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: 61

Note: Students completing the Medical Assistant degree program are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

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 legal and ethical issues in healthcare.
  5. Explain the structure and function of the body systems.
  6. Apply effective communication skills with health care professionals and patients.