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Medical Assisting: Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

92 Credits

Offered at all campuses except Ellsworth, Garden City, Houston, Rapid City, and Watertown.

Medical Assisting Major Core

Credit Hours

(Completion of the MA Foundational Core does not guarantee enrollment in MA Clinical Core.)

A minimum of 26 of the following 51.5 credits must be earned at NAU, excluding practicum.

ME1100*

Introduction to Medical Assisting

4

ME1140*

Medical Terminology for Health Professions

2

ME2130*

Clinical Science Lab I

2

ME2140*

Clinical Science Lab II

2

ME2155*

Clinical Science Lab III

3

ME2211*

Human Pharmacology

4

ME2250*

Medical Law & Ethics

4

ME2260*

Medical Record Management

4

ME2401*

Laboratory Techniques I

2

ME2402*

Laboratory Techniques II

2

ME2515*

Intro to Pathophysiology

4.5

ME2611*

Healthcare Coding & Billing I

4

ME2620*

Medical Office Procedures with Software Applications

4

ME3000*

Medical Assisting Exam Review

3

ME3322

Medical Assisting Practicum

7

 

 

51.5

General Education Core (40.5)

Communications

EN1150*

Composition I

4.5

EN2100 or

Speech or

 

EN2150

Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

 

 

9

Science

SC1221*

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

6

 

6

Mathematics

MA2000*

Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

 

4.5

Humanities

HU

Humanities Elective

4.5

 

4.5

Behavioral/Social Science

PS2000*

Human Growth and Development

4.5

 

 

4.5

General Education

CS1200

College and Career Success I

5

CS1300

College and Career Success II

5

CS2086

Career Path Planning

2

 

 

12

The Medical Assisting Core and Science courses are scheduled for the full required contact hours.

* Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

The Medical Assisting Core and Science courses are scheduled for the full required contact hours.

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Medical Assisting Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

(The university reserves the right to correct clerical errors.)