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MEDICAL ASSISTING DIPLOMA – MA02 Program Description: The medical assisting program prepares students for administrative and clinical positions, primarily in physicians' offices or clinics. The first four quarters consist of both clerical and clinical courses that offer theory and lab experiences. During the fifth quarter, the student works without remuneration in a medical office under the supervision of the Externship Coordinator and an affiliate preceptor. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a diploma in medical assisting and are eligible and encouraged to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Entrance date: Core courses: Quarterly Occupationally specific courses: Fall and Spring quarters, offered both day and evening Program admission requirements: Minimum Test Scores ASSET – Writing 36 COMPASS – Writing 28 Reading 41 Reading 79 Math 42 Math 50 High School diploma or equivalent required for admission. Applicant must be at least 17 years of age. Felons will not be eligible for CMA Exam unless the Certifying Board grants a waiver based on one or more of the following mitigating circumstances: • The age at which the crime was committed; • The circumstances surrounding the crime; • The nature of the crime committed; • The length of time since the conviction; • The individual's criminal history since the conviction; • The individual's current employment references; • The individual's character references. Other evidence demonstrating the ability of the individual to perform the professional responsibilities competently and evidence that the individual does not pose a threat to the health or safety of patients. Credits required for graduation: 84 MEDICAL ASSISTING DIPLOMA CURRICULUM ESSENTIAL COURSES CREDITS General Core Courses 15

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