The UAA Medical Assisting program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Assisting, as well as preparation for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination, and an Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Medical Office Coding.
The admittance process to the clinical core courses is competitive due to a limited number of positions available for each class. For full application instructions for the AAS in Medical Assisting, please review the information on the Application Procedure - AAS webpage. A minimum of 60 credits is required for this degree.
The OEC is comprised of a total of 17 credits. It is recommended that students start in the Spring or Summer since some certificate requirements are only offered in certain semesters at other UA campuses. Students must earn a satisfactory grade (C or higher) in all courses to successfully complete the certificate program. For full application instructions for the OEC in Medical Office Coding, please review the information on the Application Procedure - OEC webpage.
For full information about our degree program, student learning outcomes, and course descriptions and course credits, please review the UAA Catalog.
Medical Assisting Course of Study (CMA Exam Preparation)
Successful completion of the 38 credits listed below is required to be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Examination. It is recommended that students start in the Summer as some courses are only offered in certain semesters across UA campuses. Students must earn a satisfactory grade (C or higher) in all courses to successfully complete the CMA exam preparation requirements. Students interested in the CMA exam preparation are required to complete the annual application process. Learn more about how and when to apply.
|Summer Semester (12 credits)||Fall Semester (11 or 12 credits)||Spring Semester (10 credits)||Summer Semester (5 credits)|
BIOL A100 Human Biology (BIOL A111 and BIOL A112 may substitute BIOL A100)
BADA A105 Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software
PSY A150 Lifespan Development
MA A101 Medical Terminology
MA A104 Essentials of Human Disease
MA A120 Administrative Procedures*
MA A250 Clinical Procedures I*
MA A220 Coding for the Medical Office
MA A235 Medical Insurance, Billing and Healthcare Documentation
MA A255 Clinical Procedures II*
MA A295 Medical Assisting Practicum*
*Requires Department Approval