2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Medical Assisting, A.S.


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The Medical Assisting Program at Capital provides students with learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic, occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job placement, retention, and advancement. The program plan of study includes general education and career-focused medical assisting courses. It should be noted that individuals currently employed by medical facilities may qualify to register for the more advanced course offerings.

As multi-skilled practitioners, graduates of the program will be eligible for career positions in the fast-growing, in-demand healthcare industry such as medical offices, hospitals, school-based health centers, health insurance companies, ambulatory and urgent care centers.

The objective of the program is to provide each student the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills in the classroom, the laboratory, and during hands-on experience in the healthcare areas (externship). The mission of the program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for National Certification Examinations through AAMA and AMT organizations. Successful exam candidates will be awarded the CMA or RMA credentials.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Telephone: (727) 210-2350 / www.caahep.org

Upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (www.maerb.org), the Medical Assisting Program at Capital Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) until the Spring of 2024.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the graduate will:

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the medical assistant
  2. Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills
  3. Achieve entry-level competency in the performance of administrative functions
  4. Achieve entry-level competency in the performance of clinical functions
  5. Apply legal concepts and ethical considerations to the health care practice
  6. Participate as an active member of the healthcare team
  7. Participate and achieve a passing score on the national certification examination

Please see Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for important information regarding this program and Fall 2023 opening of Connecticut State Community College.  

Degree Requirements


First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Upon Completion of the above Courses


Total Credits: 60


† Pre-requisite required. Please refer to the Course Descriptions  section.

¹ These courses must be taken in the 1st semester of the degree program.

‡ Prior to beginning the externship, student must submit documentation of Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid Certification, and a minimum grade of C in the following courses: MED* 112 , MED* 114 , MED* 125 , MED* 131 , MED* 141 , MED* 170 , MED* 219 , MED* 241 , and MED* 250 . Students in the Medical Assisting program are financially responsible for books, uniforms, transportation, and CPR/First Aid fees, in addition to college tuition and fees.

Our Medical Assisting program accreditation with the Medical Assisting Educational Review Board (www.maerb.org), under the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) requires the completion of the MED* 112 , MED* 114 , MED* 131 , MED* 141 , MED* 219 , MED* 241 , and MED* 280  courses at Capital Community College.

No external credit shall be awarded to meet these course requirements

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