Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant

This program provides students with the knowledge to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. 

Medical Assistants are the only allied health professional specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics and group practices.  These multi-skilled personnel can perform administrative and clinical procedures.

Medical management responsibilities include:

  • Computer applications
  • Patient reception
  • Schedule, coordinate and monitor appointments
  • Establish, organize and maintain patient medical records
  • Coding and processing insurance claims
  • Patient transactions, billing and bookkeeping
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services

Medical clinical responsibilities include:

  • Measuring vital signs
  • Assisting with examinations
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Assisting with minor office surgery
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
  • Taking medical histories
  • Running electrocardiograms
  • Laboratory testing in urinalysis, hematology and microbiology
  • Explaining treatment procedures to a patient
  • Drawing blood
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings

Accrediting body:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant:

  • Performs a wide range of clinical skills to promote care of patients and families effectively;
  • Conducts patient education to ensure continuity of care;
  • Directs office business by performing a variety of administrative duties;
  • Communicates effectively with staff, doctors, patients, community, and other medical personnel;
  • Maintains professional skills and attitudes with colleagues and patients; and,
  • Maintains, coordinates and documents policies and procedures for office.

The Medical Assisting Program at Hocking College has an average retention rate of 66.67% for the past five years. There are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Program at Hocking College showed 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years. Employers who have employed Hocking College Medical Assistant graduates showed 100% satisfaction rate over the past five years.

Calendar Year Admitted Retention Graduate Satisfaction Employer Satisfaction
2014 75% * In Progress * In Progress
2013 72.73% 100% 100%
2012 57.14% 100% 100%
2011 65.52% 100% 100%
2010 65.82% 100% 100%
5 Year % 66.67% 100% 100%

*Current graduating class in progress of completion.


Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant

Course of Study

For students entering May 2016

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
MA-1100Basic Clinical Assisting Procedures4.003.005.00$115.00
MA-1102Medical Office Procedures I2.002.003.00$75.00
HLTH-1101Medical Terminology2.000.002.00$20.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
MA-1112Medical Law and Ethics2.000.002.00$10.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
MA-1110Family Practice Assisting Procedures4.003.005.00$115.00
MA-1221Medical Management Computerization1.003.002.00$110.00
MA-2224Pharmacology for Med Assistants5.000.005.00$10.00
BIOS-1112The Human Organism3.002.004.00$170.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
MA-2200Advanced Clinical Assisting Procedures3.003.004.00$110.00
MA-2206Computer Applications-Medical Assisting1.003.002.00$115.00
MA-2203Medical Assistant Practicum I1.0016.003.00$60.00
MATH-1103Applied Mathematics2.002.003.00$132.00
PSYC-1101General Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
EM-1134CPR Pro/1st Aid for Healthcare Provider0.003.001.00$110.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
MA-2220Medical Laboratory Procedures3.003.004.00$150.00
MA-2225Case Studies in Medical Assisting2.000.002.00$50.00
MA-2204Med Assistant Practicum II1.0016.003.00$60.00
MA-2222Medical Office Procedures II2.003.003.00$95.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

The Medical Assistant program prepares graduates for entry-level careers in ambulatory health care settings such as medical offices and clinics, and provides the student with a background sufficient for growth and advancement in the medical assisting profession.  Entry-level jobs include Certified Medical Assistant, either clinical, administrative or both; Phlebotomist; or Electrocardiograph Technician.

Medical Assistants are ranked as one of the fastest growing occupations over 2008-18.  Job placement for our program is approximately 90 to 95 percent.

Occupation Profile

Print Directions
Turn By Turn:
Reset Close