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ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

There is no requirement to officially enroll in any of the MEDA programs prior to starting courses and there are no prerequisites. Many courses are open to non-majors. Each course is free-standing to allow for flexible and part-time scheduling. However, students pursuing a certificate or degree are strongly encouraged to follow the suggested order of courses below for logical progression from fundamental instruction to advanced courses as indicated through applicable course advisories and requisites.

NOTE: Monterey campus offerings are designed for FALL starters and Marina Education Center offerings are designed for SPRING starters. However, students may take courses at both sites interchangeably. Please consult a counselor to build your individual schedule!! 

SUGGESTED ORDER OF COURSES, MEDICAL ASSISTING (COA or AS):

 

AV - advisory

CR – co-requisite

PR – prerequisite

FALL 1/SPRING 1

SPRING 1/FALL 1

FALL 2/SPRING 2

SPRING 2/FALL 2

*MEDA 100 (1)

Introduction to Health Careers

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

MEDA 110 (3)

Medical Office Procedures

AV: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

PR: CSIS 50/50L, 35 wpm typing

MEDA 112 (2)

Medical Office Computer Applications

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

PR: MEDA 110, CSIS 50/50L

GE courses/electives

*MEDA 105 (4)

Medical Terminology

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

*MEDA 101 (3)

Law, Ethics and IT Security

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

*MEDA 114 (2)

Medical Insurance Management

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

 

MEDA 130 (3)

Externship (also available in summer)

PR: instructor approval, completion of 122 within 1.5 yrs

MEDA 120 (3)

MA Clinical Techniques I

CR: MEDA 105

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

*see note below

MEDA 121 (3)

MA Clinical Techniques II

PR: MEDA 105, MEDA 120

CR: ANAT5

*MEDA 118 (3)

Pharmacology and Human Diseases

AV: MATH 261, MEDA 105, ANAT 5 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

 

*ENGL 1A (3)

English

ANAT 5 (4)

Basic Human Anatomy

AV: MEDA 105

MEDA 122 (3)

MA Clinical Techniques III

AV: MATH 261

CR: MEDA 118

PR: MEDA 120, MEDA 121, MEDA 105, ANAT 5

 

 

 

 

*CSIS 50 + 50 L (3)

MS Office Applications and Lab

 

^MEDA 116 (2) (FALL ONLY)

Medical Linguistics and Transcription

AV: ANAT 5 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

PR: 35 wpm typing, MEDA 105, CR: MEDA 118

 

 

 

 

 

GE course/elective (3-4)

 

14 UNITS

13 UNITS

12-14 UNITS

3+ UNITS

OPTIONAL:

*MEDA 117 (3)

Medical Diagnostic Coding

(not required for MA but recommended, consider taking after program completion)

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

*MEDA 113 (2)

Medical Procedure Coding

(not required for MA but recommended, consider taking after program completion)

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

COMMENTS:

*Courses with an asterisk are available online

^MEDA 116 will be removed as a requirement in Fall 2020

ANAT 5 available in face-to-face or hybrid format

^MEDA 116 will be removed as a requirement for the MA COA or degree in fall 2020

  • Please see MPC catalog for course descriptions and current requirements
  • Please see MPC Schedule of Courses for specific course times and locations (Monterey/Marina)
  • If you cannot enroll because a course is full, please put your name on the wait list for the course; add codes are issued on the first day of the semester