Oct 23, 2019
The Edison Community College Medical Assistant Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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:
- A cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
- Tested into MTH 098D Intermediate Algebra I or received a "C" or better in MTH 097D Beginning Algebra .
- 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 .
- Strongly recommended: Completed OSA 151S Medical Terminology and BIO 124S Human Biology prior to entering MED 120S.
- 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).
- 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.
The student will:
- Demonstrate professionalism in regards to ethical and responsible behavior;
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with patients, physicians, and co-workers;
- Demonstrate competent written and medical terminology skills;
- Apply administrative policies and procedures effectively in the performance of duties;
- Apply clinical policies and procedures effectively in the performance of duties;
- Apply ethical and legal policies and procedures effectively in the performance of duties;
- Adapt methods and techniques to the individual needs or capabilities of patients;
- Apply skills, attitudes, and dispositions to reflect Edison's Academic Core Values.
First Semester--17 credit hours
Second Semester--15 credit hours
Third Semester--6 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 38
1 Students who have taken BIO 125S and BIO 126S may substitute those courses for the BIO 124S requirement.