Medical Assisting


DEGREE: A.S. Medical Assisting
Code #1184

Enrollment Eligibility:
To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:
Completion of the following pre-requisite courses with a C or better:

  • AH 110 – Medical Language
  • BIOL 102 – Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 100 or 430 & 431 are acceptable)
  • CISC 302 – Computer Familiarization
  • ENGWR 101 – or eligibility for ENGWR 300 as determined by assessment testing
  • MEDA 100 – Introduction to Medical Assisting (within the last 5 years) 

Enrollment Process:
Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Only students who meet the pre-enrollment requirements will be considered for the program.
  • Selection will be based on a random selection process, should the number of qualified applicants exceed available spaces in the program.
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by the Program Director by July 1.
  • Students will be required to perform a background and drug clearance screening. Students will also be required to show proof of vaccination or immunity to the following: measles, rubella, rubeola, varicella, TDaP, and possibly influenza. Placement in a clinical location will be contingent upon the results of this screening.

1may be taken either fall or spring semester

2may be taken either fall or spring semester

3This is the capstone course and should be taken last. Students must fulfill all requirements set forth by the CRC Allied Health Practicum Guidelines including but not limited to: background clearance, physical examination, immunization clearance and drug screening.

Suggested Electives:
SPAN 101, MATH 144; NUTRI 300

Associate in Science Degree
The Medical Assisting Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program and general requirements as well as sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.