Health Science: Certified Medical Assistant Option

Medical assistants who hold a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification are eligible to receive college credit for their post secondary education. All applicants to this program must take a required core of courses consisting of a minimum of 40 college credits. Medical assistants are eligible to apply for a maximum of 22 additional college credits toward an associate in health science degree: Certified Medical Assistant Option, through portfolio assessment.   Apply & Register Program Details

Medical assistants who hold a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification are eligible to receive college credit for their post secondary education. All applicants to this program must take a required core of courses consisting of a minimum of 40 college credits. Medical assistants are eligible to apply for a maximum of 22 additional college credits toward an associate in health science degree: Certified Medical Assistant Option, through portfolio assessment.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
HIT-120 Medical Terminology 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective1 4
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective 3
    16
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective1 4
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective2 3/4
    13/14
Code Course Credits
Third Semester
PHL-232 Biomedical Ethics 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective1 4
...-... Computer Information Systems Elective 3
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective(s) 2/3
  Post Secondary Work3 12/13
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Suggested electives for students pursuing further study in a non-science related area: Environmental Science (BIO-106), Microbial World (BIO-140), Chemistry and Society (CHM-140), or Introduction to Forensic Science (CHM-145). or Suggested electives for students pursuing further study in a science related area: Basic A&P I (BIO-117), Basic II (BIO-118), Basic Microbiology (BIO-121) General, Organic & Biological Chemistry I (CHM-101), General, Organic & Biological Chemistry II (CHM-102)
2 Suggested Elective: Elements of Statistics I (MTH-111)
3Students will receive 22 credits for their post-secondary work after completing the 41-43 credits at Camden County College.
Students should consult with the Certified Medical Assistant Advisor for additional advisement.

Program Goals

  • To earn an associate in applied science degree in the Certified Medical Assistant Option through general education for students who have successfully completed an American Association of Medical Assistants - accredited program and who currently hold a license for the certification examination by the AAMA.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To prepare students for upward career mobility for certified medical assistants by building upon a student’s prior professional knowledge and clinical experience.
  • To provide students with the skills and abilities of a generally educated person in effective communications, critical thinking and problem solving across disciplines.
  • To prepare students for career advancement in the medical assistant field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Communicate in both written and oral formats.
  2. Apply the scientific method of inquiry to analyze problems and draw conclusions from evidence and data.
  3. Identify resources, obtain and critically evaluate information.
  4. Model ethical professional behaviors in the role of a health care professional.

Employment Opportunities

  • Physician offices
  • Health practitioner’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing home

Special Admissions Requirements

  • Submission of diploma or certificate and transcript from an
    AAMA accredited medical assistant program and a current
    Certified Medical Assistant credential or completion of
    the Certified/Registered Medical Assistant Program at the
    Technical Institute of Camden County College.
  • Conference with the allied health coordinator.
  • Must complete all basic skills requirements prior to beginning
    the program.

Transfer Opportunities

Contact Person

Professor Betty Joynes, Allied Health Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4324
email: bjoynes@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.0000

Program Code

CMA.AAS