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Medical Assistant Certificate

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Description

This program combines the skills and competencies taught in CNA 101L (Nursing Assistant), PBT 101L/102L (Phlebotomy Technician) and HCHS 111 (Medical Terminology), with English, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Required Courses:

ENGL 110 (Accelerated Composition), 112 (Composition II), or 113 (Enhanced Composition) -- 3-4 credits

MATH 115 (Technical Mathematics) -- 3 credits

CNA 101L (Nursing Assistant) -- 8 credits

PBT 101L (Phlebotomy Technician) -- 8 credits

PBT 102L (Phlebotomy Technician Clinical) -- 4 credits

HCHS 111 (Medical Terminology) -- 3 credits

CS 150L (Computing for Business Students) -- 3 credits

Total Credits: 32

Career and educational advancement opportunities

Students completing the required courses will be employable in clinics and medical offices with opportunity for career advancement in the healthcare field.


Information about the medical assistant certificate program is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or, or the Community Education Program at 505.925.8970.

Course prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites by achievement of minimum placement scores on the ACCUPLACER or ACT or through completion of course work.


Course: ENGL 100 and UNIV 101 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 110;

Credit Hours: 4 and 3; ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 166+/19

Course: MATH 099 – or place into MATH 100 or higher;

Credit Hours: 4; ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 57-101 (Arithmetic)/16