Medical Assistant Proficiency Certificate

This program can be completed in just TWO semesters.

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Our Medical Assistant proficiency certificate program will teach you how to perform clinical procedures in a variety of health care environments. You will learn how to obtain patient medical histories, take vital signs, administer medication, perform electrocardiography and vision screening, assist your physician with general and specialty examinations, and perform point-of-care laboratory testing. When you complete the proficiency certificate, you will know the correct terminology for diseases, symptoms, diagnostic treatment and surgical procedures, and how to integrate knowledge and skills related to the clinical responsibilities in order to effectively perform various tasks in an ambulatory setting.


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Medical Secretary – est. salary $38,376*
Medical Assistant – est. salary $34,232


**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Medical Assistant Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AH 103 - Medical Terminology 3 credits   Major Course
AH 116 - Interpersonal and Professional Skills in the Health Care Setting 3 credits   Major Course
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology* 4 credits BIOL 108, a one semester course in Anatomy and Physiology is the minimum requirement for this Certificate. However, students who have completed the two semester anatomy and physiology sequence (BIOL 109-BIOL 110) may substitute BIOL 109-110 in place of BIOL 108, provided that they have completed both BIOL 109 and BIOL 110. Major Course
3 credits Must earn a grade of "C" or better Major Course
AH 113 - Exam Room Procedures I 3 credits Prerequisite: AH 103 with a "C" or better Major Course 
AH 115 - Exam Room Procedures II 3 credits Corequisites: AH 103, AH 113, and BIOL 108 (or BIOL 109 and BIOL 110), which may be taken concurrently, all with a "C" or better.  Major Course 
MLT 102 - Phlebotomy 4 credits Must earn a grade of "C" or better  Major Course

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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