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Medical Assistant Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Diploma

High School diploma or GED

Session

Attend Mandatory information session

ENG-095 Writing Skills II
3

Completion of ENG-095 or higher placement

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
AHE-110 Principles of Clinical Practice
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

AHE-112 Medical Assisting Skills
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Co-requisite: AHE-110

NHP-180 Medical Terminology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

AHE-104 Understanding Human Behavior for Health Care Professionals
PSY-213 Human Growth and Development
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites for PSY-213: PSY-101

OIM-102 Medical Computer Applications
CIT-110 Applications/Concepts
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite for OIM-102: Chair approval

Prerequisite for CIT-110: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
AHE-201 Advanced Clinical Skills
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

The pre-requisite for AHE-201 is AHE-112 for students in the Medical Assistant Certificate Program

Prerequisite: AHE-111 or AHE-112

AHE-205 Practicum Medical Assistant
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: AHE-112; co-requisite of AHE-201

AHE-209 Practicum Seminar
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Co-requisite: AHE-205

OIM-170 Procedures for Medical Office
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: OIM-102 or Chair approval

Elective Elective
3

Choose one college-level course. Recommended: College Writing 1 (ENG-111); Principles of Sociology (SOC-101); Human Biology/Lab (BIO-108).

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Assist with the examination and treatment of patients in clinical areas, phlebotomy, and EKG. 
  • Perform computer and medical office tasks.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, and physicians’ offices as multi-skilled workers, medical assistants, medical aides, clinical assistants, and clinical practice assistants.