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    Mar 17, 2018  
2013-2014 | Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant Certificate

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The Edison Community College Medical Assistant Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

*Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; phone 727-210-2350. 

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Medical Assistant Certificate Students

In addition to complying with the College's general admission procedures, medical assistant certificate students must have:

  1. A cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  2. Tested into MTH 098D Intermediate Algebra I  or received a "C" or better in MTH 097D Beginning Algebra .
  3. Satisfactory assessment scores in reading and writing to be ready to take ENG 121S Composition I  or successfully complete ENG 091D Basic Writing  and ENG 093D College Preparatory Reading .
  4. Strongly recommended:  Completed OSA 151S Medical Terminology  and BIO 124S Human Biology  prior to entering MED 120S.
  5. OSA 111S , OSA 151S , OSA 230S , OSA 233S , OSA 252S , and BIO 124S  must be taken no more than 5 years prior to starting MED 120S.  If it has been longer than 5 years for any of these courses, the student must repeat the course(s).
  6. Departmental permission from Program Director prior to entering MED 120S.  Please schedule a meeting with the Director at the beginning of spring semester prior to fall enrollment for MED 120S.

Students are required to complete a physical exam and additional health requirements at their own expense, prior to entering MED 150S . Students must have a successful criminal background check in MED 150S .  Professional CPR and First Aid certification is required prior to MED 220S .   Students must complete each OSA and MED course with a grade of "C" or better to continue in the program. Credits transferred from other accredited institutions must also be a "C" or better.

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate professionalism in regards to ethical and responsible behavior;
  2. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with patients, physicians, and co-workers;
  3. Demonstrate competent written and medical terminology skills;
  4. Apply administrative policies and procedures effectively in the performance of duties;
  5. Apply clinical policies and procedures effectively in the performance of duties;
  6. Apply ethical and legal policies and procedures effectively in the performance of duties;
  7. Adapt methods and techniques to the individual needs or capabilities of patients;
  8. Apply skills, attitudes, and dispositions to reflect Edison's Academic Core Values.

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