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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant, AAS

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Minimum Credits: 62.5
Contact Hours: 70.5

The Medical Assistant program prepares students to perform a variety of administrative and clinical skills in ambulatory care settings. Kirtland’s Medical Assistant program provides classroom, skills laboratory and internship instruction to prepare students to take AMT’s RMA and RPT certification examinations upon successful course completion.

General Education & Pre-Program Admission

General Education Requirements: 16 credits

General Education Requirements must be completed with a “C” or better unless otherwise noted.

Additional Pre-Program Admission Requirements: 30 credits

Unless otherwise noted, the following Pre-Program Requirements must be completed with a “C+” or higher grade.

Program Requirements: 16 credits

Program admission is required in order to take the following courses (C+ or higher grade required):

Total Medical Assistant Program Credits: 62.5

Sequence of courses:


  • Students requesting admission to the program must submit a “Request for Admission into the MA Program” application packet (available online) to the Health Sciences Office.
  • Students may substitute either BIO 23500 and BIO 23600 or BIO 25000 and BIO 25100 if previously completed.
  • Students may substitute PHB 10100 for PHB 10200 if previously completed.
  • Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the Medical Assistant program.  For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at http://healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Background checks and drug testing will be required of all students prior to clinical site placement.
  • Immunization records are required prior to clinical placement.
  • Each class of Medical Assistant students is considered a cohort (group) and courses/schedules are assigned.  Students are expected to complete the program-specific sequence of courses within the two stated semesters.  All others would be required to follow the program re-entry policy as stated in the program handbook.

Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. 

Call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280 to schedule an appointment.

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