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quinebaug valley community college

Course of Study Medical Assisting

Contact Information

Brian Clinton
Medical Assisting & Allied Health Program Coordinator

Cindi Brassington, MS, CMA (AAMA)
Professor of Allied Health

Medical Assisting Course of Study

Semester 1

  • ENG 101 Composition, 3 credits
  • MAT 137 Intermediate Algebra, 3 credits
  • MED 125 Medical Terminology, 3 credits
  • CSA 105 Intro. to Software Applications, 3 credits
  • HLT 111 Basic Life Support, 1 credit

Summer Session

HLT 170 Medical Law and Ethics, 3 credits*
*this is suggested, not required.

Semester 2

  • BIO 121 Biology 1, 4 credits
  • MED 111 Administrative Medical Assisting, 3 credits
  • MED 131 Clinical Medical Assisting, 3 credits
  • General Elective, 3 credits

Semester 3

  • BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I, 4 credits
  • LAS elective, 3 credits
  • MED 245 Clinical Lab Procedures, 4 credits
  • MED 216 Electronic Health Records, 3 credits
  • MED 112 Medical Insurance & Billing, 3 credits

Semester 4

  • BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 credits
  • MED 250 Pharmacology, 3 credits
  • PSY/SOC/ANT elective, 3 credits

Semester 5

  • MED 280 Medical Assisting Externship, 4 credits

Additional Program Information

  • Please note, this is a suggested plan of study for a full-time student. Part-time students may have their schedule adjusted accordingly. Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for any core MED courses.
  • Some courses are offered online while some may be offered as a hybrid course (meet on campus once a week and the rest of the work is done online)
  • Students must earn a B- or better in all MED courses prior to be eligible for the Medical Assisting Externship. Students are required to show proof of physical examination; MMR, varicella and Hepatitis B immunity; Tetanus shot within past 5 years; and a negative TB test prior to being accepted for any internship courses. Externship sites may require students to undergo a criminal background check.
  • Students may need additional courses in remedial math and/or English.