Programs of Study

Medical Assistant

Degree: AAS  |  Graduation Requirements: 62-64 credits

Program Summary:

The Medical Assistant AAS degree prepares individuals for work in doctors’ offices, medical centers, clinics and other health care facilities.

Students will learn how to perform routine administrative and clinical tasks which allow these facilities to run efficiently. In addition to core liberal arts & sciences courses, students will study medical office administration and procedures as well as acquire the more specialized medical knowledge and skills needed to assist with many facets of patient pre-treatment. Most office administration courses are offered during the first two semesters of study while specialized medical skills courses, including a medical assistant externship, are required in the third and fourth semesters.

NEW: Weekend classes are now available!
Both classes are required for the AAS Degree:
MED 1111 02HB Saturday 9:00AM – 10:20AM
MED 1825 02HB Saturday 11:00AM – 12:20PM

Composition I
Business Mathematics
MAT Elective
Medical Terminology for Medical Assistant
The Administrative Medical Assist
Intro to Anatomy & Physiology/Lab
Computer Applications
General Psychology
Health Care Law & Ethics
Physical Fitness & Wellness
Advanced First Aid & CPR
Liberal Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Medical Assisting I & Lab
Introduction to Sociology
HUM/ENG/FLA Elective
SCI prefix course (Nutrition or Contemporary Health Recommended)
Medical Assisting II & Lab
Basic Phlebotomy & EKG
Phlebotomy Lab for Med Assist
Basic Pharmacology
Medical Assistant Externship


Interested in Transferring to a SUNY 4-year college?

Check out SUNY’s Course Equivalencies to find out what and how courses will transfer.

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