Medical Assistant (Certificate)

Certificate Description

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Medical Assistants in medical office businesses. The students will receive training in numerous areas, giving them an understanding of the varied responsibilities and skills necessary for employment. Students completing the certificate are eligible to take the American Medical technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Certificate Requirements: 32 credits


Course Title


AHS 145

Medical Assistant Essentials


AHS 146 

Medical Assistant A 


AHS 147

Medical Assistant Skills A


AHS 148

Medical Assistant B


AHS 149

Medical Assistant Skills B


AHS 289




The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study. 


  1. Describe the role of Medical Assistance in the medical setting
  2. Demonstrate a professional attitude and image
  3. Demonstrate respect and sensitivity for vulnerable populations; such as, handicap, hard of hearing, elderly, dementia, pediatrics,
  4. Identify effective verbal and nonverbal communication
  5. Demonstrate respect for cultural diversity
  6. Demonstrates appropriate use of medical terminology


  1. Demonstrate functions required for front office Medical Assistant 
  2. Identify general office policies and procedures                                                                                                
  3. Demonstrate scheduling and coordinating appointments, admissions and procedures
  4. Identify and adhere to managed care policies and procedures
  5. Identify and maintain federal and state health care regulations
  6. Demonstrate Medical Records Management


  1. Identify the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant
  2. Describe and demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy and physiology
  3. Identify the ten major body systems and their functions
  4. Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control
  5. Obtain patient history and vital signs
  6. Identify equipment and instruments used in office procedures