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Medical Assisting: Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

101.5 Credits

Offered at Albuquerque, Albuquerque West, Austin, Austin South, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs South, Denver, Georgetown, Independence, Indianapolis, Lee’s Summit, Lewisville, Mesquite, Minnetonka, Overland Park, Richardson, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Weldon Spring, Wichita, Wichita West, and Zona Rosa.

Medical Assisting Foundational Core

Credit Hours

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

ME1100*

Introduction to Medical Assisting

4

ME1150*

Medical Terminology

4

EN1150

Composition I

4.5

SC1232

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

6

SC1332

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

6

MA1500 or

Intermediate Algebra or

4.5

MA2050

College Algebra

 

CS1600

Pathways to Academic and Professional Success

4.5

 

 

33.5

Medical Assisting Major Core

Credit Hours

(A minimum of 22.5 of the following 47 credits must be earned at NAU.)

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 and Ethics

4

ME2260*

Medical Record Management

4

ME2400*

Laboratory Techniques I

3

ME2410*

Laboratory Techniques II

3

ME2510*

Essentials of Pathophysiology I

3

ME2520*

Essentials of Pathophysiology II

3

ME2600*

Healthcare Coding I

3

ME2620*

Medical Office Procedures with Software Applications

4

ME3000*

Medical Assisting Exam Review

3

ME3310

Medical Assisting Practicum

6

 

 

47

General Education Core (21)

Communications

EN2100 or

Speech or

 

EN2150

Interpersonal Professional Communication

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

CS2080

Career Management

3

 

Gen Ed Elective

4.5

 

 

7.5

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

* Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

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.)