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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

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Faculty Advisor: Nelda Davis • 903-434-8363 (ndavis@ntcc.edu)

Students should consult a faculty advisor or an academic advisor early in their program of study.

The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare competent medical assistants to meet the needs of an ever-expanding allied health field. Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professional specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being, and requires the mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. The goal of the program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Application information and forms are located on the NTCC Medical Assistant Program website www.ntcc.edu/index.php. The deadline for  application  to the MA program is May 31st each year. Only college-level courses apply toward completion of this curriculum and the graduation requirements for the A.A.S.

The Medical Assistant, A.A.S. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  The contact information for the Commission on Accrediation of Allied Health Education Programs is 361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756. The phone number is 727-210-2350.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (21 Credit Hours)

Composition: 3 Hours

one course

Mathematics: 3 Hours

one course

Speech: 3 Hours

one course from the following

Computer Technology: 3 Hours

one course

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 Hours

Minimum Required - 70 Credit Hours


Courses within the Medical Assistant Department are required in a specific sequence and are only offered once a year. Please see an advisor for a guideline on sequence and timing of course work.

(♦) Designates a prerequisite course that must be taken prior to application.

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