Medical Assisting (MEDA AAS)
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:
Foundations of Excellence
|BIOL115#||Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I||4.0|
|BIOL116#||Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II||4.0|
|HLTH100*||Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid||1.0|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Health Professions
|HLTH101M||Intro to Health Careers||0|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3|
|HLTH250||Heatlhcare Reimbursement Mgmt||3|
|MEDA254+||Clinical Patient Care||3.0|
|MEDA255+||Clinical Laboratory Procedures||3.0|
|MEDA259||Medical Office Applications||3|
|MEDA290+||Medical Assisting Practicum||4.0|
Recommended Open Electives
|HINT110||Introduction to HIM||3|
|HINT201||Health Information Technology||3|
|HLTH210||Health Care Orgnztns & Systems||3|
|HLTH320||Public Health Perspectives||3|
|PSYC270||Dimensions Of Aging||3|
|PSYC303||Psychosocial Health Concerns||3|
|CHEM150||Foundations of Chemistry||3|
|CHEM150L||Foundations of Chemistry Lab||1|
|BIOL110||Foundations of Cell Biology||3|
|BIOL110L||Foundation of Cell Biology Lab||1|