Associate of Applied Science degree upon completion of additional courses
Entry time: Fall, Spring, Summer


This program will have significant changes to the plan of study beginning fall 2015. Students accepted for fall 2015 or later may contact the Allied Health office at 319-398-5566 to have general questions answered. The department staff will refer specific questions to the Medical Assisting program personnel. The new plan of study will be online by July 15, 2015. 



First Semester
  ADM-105   Intro to Keyboarding*1
  BCA-189   Microcomputer Literacy*1
  BIO-161   Basic Anatomy and Physiology*3
  HSC-107   Professionals in Health*2
  HSC-115   Medical Terminology*4
  HSC-210   Health Skills I*1
  MAP-123   Administrative Medical Office Procedures3


Second Semester
  MAP-142   Medical Insurance and Legalities3
  MAP-210   Medical Lab3.5
  MAP-260   Basic Electrocardiography1
  MAP-312   Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures3
  MAP-501   Math for Medications1
  MAP-513   Medical Assisting Pharmacology3


Third Semester
  MAP-618   Medical Assisting Externship++7
  PSY-111   Introduction to Psychology*3
  SPC-101   Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3

  COM-222   Communication for Health Care Professionals*3


Degree Courses
Associate of Applied Science Degree Courses
  ENG-105   Composition I*3
  - - - - - - -   Humanities elective*3
  - - - - - - -   Social Sciences elective*3
  - - - - - - -   Electives*9


Total Program Hours     60.5

Total credit hours for diploma program is 42.5. Total credits for the degree program is 60.5.

* Courses may be taken before beginning the program.

++ No program (MAP) courses may be taken with externship. Proof of compliance completion must be done prior to registration for externship.
NOTE: Minimum C- is required in all MAP courses, in addition to BIO-161, HSC-107, HSC-115 and HSC-210.

Accreditation: The Kirkwood Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at 727-210-2350, or
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756.