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Medical Assisting

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Assisting provides education and training for employment as Medical Assistants. Medical assistants are integral members of the administrative and clinical healthcare team in various healthcare settings. Medical assistants act as liaisons between the healthcare providers and patients, and are of vital importance to the success of the medical practice. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national certification exam. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Assisting and a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Administrative Assisting are also available.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Academic Plan
Medical Assisting (CER)
Total Credits Required

Successful completion of MAS101 is required for progressing in the Medical Assisting program.

Per programmatic accreditation requirements, students must pass all the psychomotor and affective skills contained within each course in order to successfully complete the course.

Students cannot repeat a course more than once.

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

This program is delivered in a fast-track format.

What You'll Learn
  • Perform administrative skills and procedures in an ambulatory healthcare environment. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104)
  • Practice empathy, compassion, cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity in the healthcare setting. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104, MAS201, MAS202, MAS203, MAS204, MAS205)
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104, MAS201, MAS202, MAS203, MAS204, MAS205)
  • Apply ethical and legal guidelines and scope of practice to administrative and clinical settings, including use of technology and management of medical documents. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104, MAS201, MAS202, MAS203, MAS204, MAS205)
  • Apply knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology as a healthcare professional. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104, MAS201, MAS202, MAS203, MAS204, MAS205)
  • Use critical thinking to follow current best practices in healthcare. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104, MAS201, MAS202, MAS203, MAS204, MAS205)
  • Apply effective communication skills essential for the health care professional. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104, MAS201, MAS202, MAS203, MAS204, MAS205)
  • Perform various clinical and laboratory procedures using safety protocols under supervision of the healthcare provider. (MAS201, MAS202, MAS203, MAS204, MAS205)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MAS101Introduction to Medical Assisting2
MAS102Fundamentals of Administrative Medical Assisting6
MAS103Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology6
MAS104Medical Administrative Assisting Practicum4
MAS201Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting6
MAS202Laboratory Testing in Ambulatory Healthcare Settings6
MAS203Medical Assisting Pharmacology6
MAS204Clinical Medical Assisting Practicum4
MAS205Medical Assisting Program Review2
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.