Medical Assisting (MEDA AAS)

61 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE  •  61 CREDITS  •  MEDA AAS

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates are prepared in the basics of patient care, basic laboratory practices and medical office procedures. In addition, the graduate will have developed their interpersonal communication skills and acquired a foundation in both psychology and diversity. The graduate is eligible to take the certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) and/or the American Medical Technologist Exam (RMA).

+These MEDA courses must be completed at Davenport University in order to be eligible to sit for the certification exams.

#A grade of C or better is required for successful completion of both BIOL115 and BIOL116.

*Recommended electives for students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN): CHEM150, CHEM150L, BIOL110, BIOL110L, PSYC303

Students are required to have current CPR/BLS and First Aid certifications or equivalent.

To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the Medical Assisting profession, it is strongly recommended that students meet the most current catalog year requirements.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences: