Medical Assistant Diploma

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Medical Assistant Diploma

Program Overview

Medical assistants perform a vital role in healthcare by performing a variety of clinical and clerical tasks. They are often the first and last interaction with patients in doctor’s offices, hospitals and healthcare facilities. Get started in this essential field by earning a career education diploma – medical assistant from FNU.

Learning Outcome

This 36 credit Medical Assistant program will prepare you for clinical and administrative roles in medical facilities of all types. You’ll learn the basics of anatomy, medical records and examinations, as well as communication skills and insurance coding. You will learn the skills needed to apply for the American Registry for Medical Assisting upon completion of this program.

Course Overview

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3ENC 1101English Composition I*
3SPC 1017Fundamentals of Oral Communication
4CGS 1030Introduction to Information Technology
3BSC 1081Basic Anatomy & Physiology
3HSC 1531CMedical Terminology
3MEA 1659CElectronic Medical Record
3MEA 2226CExamining Room Procedures
3MEA 2265CLab. Procedures I
3MEA 2266CLab. Procedures II
3MEA 2305Medical Office Procedures
3MEA 2335CMedical Insurance Coding & Billing

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
4MEA 2258Radiology for Medical Assisting
3MEA 2235CMedical Insurance Coding & Billing
3MEA 2206CClinical Procedures
  • *This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.
  • BLS, OSHA, HIV, HIPPA seminars completion are required for graduation.
  • Students are required to complete 180 hours of clinical experience before graduation.
  • Medical Assistant students are required to wear uniforms at all times.
  • Attendance is mandatory for this program.