Medical Assisting Certificate

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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, FALL START – MONTEREY – ASSOCIATES DEGREE OF SCIENCE TRACK:

PR – prerequisite; CR – co-requisite; AV - advisory; course units are indicated in parentheses 

FALL 1

SPRING 1

FALL 2

SPRING 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: CSIS 50/50L

GEcourses/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

PR: completion of MA program, 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 116 (2)

Medical Linguistics and Transcription

AV: ANAT 5 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

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

 

ENGL (1A, 110 or 111) (3)

English

ANAT 5 (4)

Basic Human Anatomy

AV: MEDA 105

MEDA 118 (3)

Pharmacology and Human Diseases

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

 

 

 

 

 

CSIS 50 + 50 L (3)

MS Office Applications and Lab

MATH 261or 263 (4)

Beginning/intermediate

Algebra

 

MEDA 122 (3)

MA Clinical Techniques III

AV: MATH 261

CR: MEDA 118

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEcourse/elective (3-4)

 

15 UNITS

17 UNITS

12-16 UNITS

3+ UNITS

 NOTE: Many courses are also available at the Marina campus, usually during opposite semesters.

 

 

SUGGESTED ORDER OF COURSES, MEDICAL ASSISTING, SPRING START – MARINA – CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT TRACK:

PR – prerequisite; CR – co-requisite; AV - advisory; course units are indicated in parentheses 

SPRING 1

SUMMER 1

FALL 1

SPRING 2

MEDA 120 (3)

MA Clinical Techniques I

CR: MEDA 105

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

ANAT 5 (4)

Basic Human Anatomy

AV: MEDA 105

MEDA 121 (3)

MA Clinical Techniques II

PR: MEDA 105, MEDA 120

CR: ANAT5

MEDA 122 (3) first 8 weeks

MA Clinical Techniques III

AV: MATH 261

CR: MEDA 118

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

MEDA 105 (4)

Medical Terminology

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

online or in person

CSIS 50 + 50 L (3)

MS Office Applications and Lab

online or hybrid

MEDA 110 (3)

Medical Office Procedures

AV: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

PR: CSIS 50/50L, 35 wpm typing

MEDA 112 (2) first 8 weeks

Medical Office Computer Applications

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

PR: CSIS 50/50L

hybrid course

MEDA 100(1)

Introduction to Health Careers

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

online or in person

MEDA 101 (3)

Law, Ethics and IT Security

AV: eligibility for ENGL 1A

MEDA 130 (3) second 8 weeks

Externship

PR: completion of MA program, instructor approval, completion of 122 within 1.5 yrs

ENGL (1A, 110 or 111)(3)

English

MEDA 114 (2)

Medical Insurance Management

AV: MEDA 105 and eligibility for ENGL 1A

online course

MEDA 118 (3)

Pharmacology and Human Diseases

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

ENGL 1A

online course

MATH 261or 263 (4)

Beginning/intermediate

Algebra

MEDA 116 (2)

Medical Linguistics and Transcription

AV: ANAT 5 and eligibility for

ENGL 1A

PR: 35 wpm typing, MEDA 105,

CR: MEDA 118

hybrid course

 MEDA 123 (2)

AMT exam preparation for the Registered Medical Assistant credential 

optional course 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective (3-4)

 

15 UNITS

7 UNITS

13-17 UNITS

13 UNITS

NOTE: Many courses are also available at the Monterey campus, usually during opposite semesters.