Special Admission Requirements - Rolling Admission
Official Title of Major: Medical Assisting, A.A.S.
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
Total Credit Hours: 60
Learn more about the Medical Assisting Degree program
Purpose: Prepares students for employment in physicians’ offices, hospital administrative offices, clinics, medical departments of industry and government and wherever basic office and clinical skills are required. Graduates are eligible to sit for certification examinations given by the American Association of Medical Assistants to become a Certified Medical Assistant, the American Medical Technologists to earn a Registered Medical Assistant Certification, and the National Healthcareer Association exam for Certified Medical Assistants and/or Medical Administrative Assistants. Persons who already are employed in this field may enroll in this program for career development.
Additional Program Requirements
All Medical Assisting Program students must receive a minimum grade of C in each medical assisting and general education course. Students who receive a final grade below C in any medical assisting course will be awarded a grade of F in that course.
Range of Occupations
- Administrative medical assistant
- Clinical medical assistant
- Medical office management
Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.
Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.