2016-2017 Academic Catalog w/Addendum

Medical Office Clinical Assistant Certificate

Medical Office Clinical Assistants are allied health professionals trained to work in ambulatory care settings such as clinics and physicians’ offices. This certificate provides the training for entry level work in the clinical area of the offices. Medical assistants provide hands-on care to clients while working closely with physicians. Information on Gainful Employment.

Program Prerequisites and Additional Requirements:

  • HPR 178 Medical Terminology with a "C" grade or higher
  • ACCUPLACER® Requirements:
    • Elementary Algebra (EA) 30 or higher
    • Reading 80 or higher
    • Sentence Structure (SS) 95 or higher

Proof of requirements are submitted through online record tracking system.  See Student Success Advisor for Heatlh Occupations for instructions. 

  • Be at least 18 years old. 
  • Pass background check
    • The criminal background check is to be completed within 90 days of the first day of the program.  Do not complete earlier. 
  • Pass 10-panel drug screen.
    • Although possession and use of marijuana is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.  Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited for students seeking admission or enrolled in a health program at Morgan Community College. Therefore a student with a drug screen showing positive for use of marijuana is ineligible for admission and/or continuance in the program. 
  • Proof of current immunizations and influenza vaccination.
  •  Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card.
  • Purchase student liability insurance at MCC Bookstore. 
  • Proof of workers compensation form. 
  • Purchase appropriate scrubs through MCC Bookstore

Course Requirements:

Spring-Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 235Human Growth & Development: SS3


CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications


MOT 136Introduction to Clinical Skills


BIO 106Basic Anatomy & Physiology


Total Credit Hours:12

Spring-Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
HWE 122Responding to Emergencies


HPR 101Customer Service in Healthcare


COM 105Career Communications


MAP 138Medical Assistant Laboratory Skills


Total Credit Hours:11

Fall-Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Math


MAP 140Medical Assisting Clinical Skills


MAP 150Pharmacology for Medical Assistants


COM 125Interpersonal Communication


Total Credit Hours:13

Summer-Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
MOT 188Practicum


Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 40


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