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Minimum Requirements for Medical Assistant


Minimum requirements for admission to the clinical and practicum/externship phase of the Medical Assistant Program are as follows:

  1. Pass the Allegany College of Maryland Placement Assessment or successfully complete all courses as required.  
  2.  A minimum overall college grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Successful completion of a minimum of 13 semester hours of college-level course work chosen from the following list:
    • Biological Science 100, Principles of Biology or Biological Science 101, General Biology
    • Biological Science 201, Human Anatomy and Physiology or Biological Science 207, Anatomy and Physiology of the Human I
    • English 101,  Freshman English
    • Medical Assistant 101, Introduction to Medical Assistant  
    • Office Technologies 110, Medical Terminology
  4. Current CPR Health Care Provider card
  5. Health record and background check required before placement in a practicum/externship site