The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant degree program offered at Utah Career College provides students with thorough, practical training in medical and laboratory procedures; with medical knowledge; and with training in medical office procedures. Students also complete general education courses that provide practice in critical thinking and problem solving. Contact us to get started.
Core requirements for the Medical Assistant Associate (AAS) degree
The two-year Associate’s in Medical Assistant degree program includes medical assisting courses and training in related technical and occupational areas. Topics covered in the core requirements include the following:
* Microbiology and urinalysis
* Patient care
* Administration of medications
* Anatomy and physiology
* Medical terminology
* Computer information systems
* Medical office procedures
* Clinical skills
Externship, CMA Review and Career Development
The capstone course in the associate’s degree program is a 240-hour externship experience. The student has the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge learned throughout the associate degree program in a clinical setting, under the close supervision of a professional.
A student will also complete a Career Development class, and receive personalized job-search assistance from our Career Services Department. A CMA review course prepares students to sit for national CMA certification exams.
General education courses
A student will choose elective credits from communications, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. These general education studies provide the associate degree graduate with skills and knowledge essential to enhanced and continued learning, and with a broad perspective valuable in a diverse workplace.
Transfer credits from a diploma program
All credits from the Utah Career College Medical Assistant Diploma program transfer smoothly to the Medical Assistant Associate degree program. Our education department will also evaluate credits granted by other institutions for transfer to the program.