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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting, AS (MDAS-AS)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Housatonic, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Medical Assisting Program provides students with a general education core complemented by focused medical assisting career courses in preparation for employment in the health care field. As multi-skilled practitioners, there are career positions available in medical offices, hospitals, hospice care, laboratories, ambulatory care centers, health insurance companies, and more. The program provides the student the opportunity to have a broader perspective and prepare for further educational opportunities in acquired clinical and administrative knowledge, skills, laboratory, and administrative careers during practicum/externship.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply for a national medical assisting certification examination
  • Perform all medical assisting skills at entry level competency
  • Become a professional collaborative member of the health care team delivering safe quality care
  • Obtain strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Use Critical thinking skills for handling issues related to effective patient care
  • Develop social skills, respect, and empathy appropriate for dealing with patients from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • Develop business skills for gathering and updating data accurately across a range of data management systems

This is not a selective admissions program; however, students must meet course prerequisite requirements to progress in the program. To progress in this program, students must obtain a grade of ‘C’ or higher in all MED courses.

This program may help prepare students for stackable credentials. With additional experience and/or coursework, students may qualify to take a variety of certification exams.

The Medical Assisting Program at Capital Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, Phone: 727-210-2350, Fax: 727-210-2354, www.caahep.org Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB): 2020 N. California Ave., #213 Suite 7 Chicago, IL 60647, 1-800-228-2262, www.maerb.org