Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance

Medical Assistant Certificate Program


The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at HSIR is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant by developing the working knowledge, skills, and abilities to function in a medical office setting. Students in a medical assistant certificate program can expect to participate in a variety of didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences that will enhance their knowledge of the profession. Medical Assistant provide assistance to patients in doctor's offices, clinics, outpatient centers, and a variety of state, local and private hospitals.


A Medical Assistant is mainly focused on building close relationships with patients, updating medical records, a variety of front office and administrative duties, perform routine medical tasks, arrange for laboratory and imaging tests, and assist with procedures dependent on the physician specialty.


Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Technician certification examination.

Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Technician certification examination.


Medical Assistant Certificate Program

Medical Assistant Certificate Program


Semester I (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
HSIR 1301* Student Success for Health Professions 48 0 48 3
HITT 1301* Medical Terminology I 48 0 48 3
ANAT 1401* Anatomy & Physiology I 48 64 112 5
PHARM 1303 Pharmacology 48 0 48 3
Semester Total: 176 80 256 14
Semester II (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
MATC 1352 Medical Assistant Lab Procedures 48 0 48 3
MATC 1421 Administrative Office Procedures 48 0 48 3
MATC 1302 Medical Office Coding 32 0 32 2
PHL 1101 Venipuncture I: Practice and Skills 16 32 48 3
Semester Total: 144 32 176 11
Semester III (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
MATC 1168 CAPSTONE: Practicum I 0 200 200 7
Semester Total: 0 200 200 7
Program Total: 336 312 632 32
* indicates course may be offered in a DE format.
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