Minimum Requirements for Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant curriculum is designed to be completed within four college semesters and a summer session. Since most classes are sequential in nature, courses must be taken during or before the semester listed. Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assistant. Upon graduation from this accredited program, students are eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Due to the clinical component of this curriculum, the program is limited in the number of seats available. Therefore, admission is competitive. Minimum requirements for admission to the clinical phase are as follows:
- Pass the Allegany College of Maryland Placement Assessment or successfully complete all courses as required.
- A minimum overall college grade point average of 2.0.
- Successful completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of college-level course work chosen from the following list:
Mathematics Elective 3 credit hours
Medical Assistant 101, Introduction to Medical Assisting 3 credit hours
Office Technologies 110, Medical Terminology I 3 credit hours
Students must first complete the above noted 12 credits, on a full- or part-time basis, to be considered for the clinical sequence of the Medical Assistant program. Admission to the clinical sequence begins in the spring semester. Applications for the program must be received in the Medical Assistant Office between March 15 and May 15 each year. If seats are available after initial selection is made, additional applications will be accepted until all seats are filled, at the discretion of the program director. Please contact the Medical Assistant Office or Admissions Office for an Application package, which will include details on admission criteria.