Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

~ Associate in Applied Science Degree ~




Medical Assisting Description


The Medical Assisting program includes theoretical and laboratory experience that is competency-based. During their final semester, students are provided with practical experience in the clinical setting, including rotations in a physician’s office and hospital laboratory. A medical assistant will have triage responsibilities, provide direct patient care and education, obtain and test biological specimens, and assist providers in patient diagnosis by gathering patient history and performing physical assessment. Medical office management skills include the understanding of legal and ethical issues, confidentiality, recordkeeping, billing, scheduling appointments and referrals, coding, and processing insurance claims.


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Applicants to certain programs should be aware that a criminal background check may be required while they are enrolled in the program, or as a condition of employment in the field; certain internship and/or practicum sites, such as health care facilities, may limit or deny clinical privileges to those who have a prior or current criminal record; and certain licensing boards may refuse to issue a license to practice based upon prior or current criminal offense(s). To learn more about whether the program or profession in which you are interested has such requirements or limitations, please see the Department Chair.

Students must assume responsibility for transportation and/or other living costs to and from statewide clinical sites.



The mission of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare students for employment in physicians’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. The curriculum provides students with current knowledge in both clinical and administrative procedures. The program is committed to providing students with a foundation of knowledge, skills and behaviors that will carry them into the work force and lifelong learning.


 Accredited be the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) ( 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158,  Clearwater, FL 33763. Phone: 727-210-2350, upon recommendation of the Medical Assistng Education Review Board (MAERB), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 1-800-228-2262 Fax: 312-899-1259, Website:, Email: accreditation


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For Fall 2015

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 Program Contact

Ann Walker
(207) 453-5005 
Brittany Newby
(207) 453-5851

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