Medical Assisting Certificate (MED ASST CERT)
CERTIFICATE • 33 CREDITS • MED ASST CERT
The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Students are prepared in the basics of patient care, basic laboratory practices, and medical office procedures. Upon completion of course work and the practicum, students are eligible to take the certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) and/or the American Medical Technologist Exam (RMA). The program follows the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) curriculum guidelines and the needs of communities of interest including a focus on soft skills.
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.
BIOL110/BIOL110L and CHEM150/CHEM150L are recommended electives for students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
|BIOL115||A & P w/Human Disease I||4|
|BIOL116||A & P w/Human Disease II||4|
|HLTH101M||Intro to Health Careers||0|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3|
|MEDA254||Clinical Patient Care||3|
|MEDA255||Clinical Laboratory Procedures||3|
|MEDA259||Medical Office Applications||3|
|MEDA290||Medical Assisting Practicum||4|
Recommended Open Electives
|BIOL110||Foundations of Cell Biology||3|
|BIOL110L||Foundation of Cell Biology Lab||1|
|CHEM150||Foundations of Chemistry||3|
|CHEM150L||Foundations of Chemistry Lab||1|
|HINT110||Introduction to HIM||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|