Medical Assisting - AAS | GCTC

Medical Assisting - AAS

(60-66 total credit hours)

Note: The Medical Assisting Program requires a criminal background check and drug screen with the approved vendor, annual physical examination, proof of vaccinations/titers (Hep B, Tdap, MMR, Varicella, Seasonal Flu), and annual tuberculosis screening. More information will be discussed with the Program Coordinator at the required time for completion.

Recommended Semester 1
Courses Credits Grade Offered
AHS 115 Medical Terminology  3   All
BIO 135 Basic Anatomy & Physiology with Laboratory (or BIO 137 and BIO 139)  4   All
CPR 100 CPR for Healthcare Professionals 1   All
MAI 105 Introduction to Medical Assisting  3   Fall
MAI 162 Medical Assisting Clinical & Laboratory Procedures I 6   Fall
Recommended Semester 2
Courses Credits Grade Offered
MAI 155 Administrative Procedures for the Medical Assistant  4   Spring
MAI 200 Pathophysiology for the Medical Assistant 3   Spring
MAI 262 Medical Assisting Clinical & Laboratory Procedures II 6   Spring
MAI 265 Applied Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant 4   Spring
Recommended Semester 3
Courses Credits Grade Offered
ENG 101 Writing I  3   All
MAI 281 Medical Assisting Practicum  1   Summer/Fall
MAI 284 Medical Assisting Externship  3   Summer/Fall
MAI 289 Medical Assisting Assessment Preparation  2   Summer/Fall
Recommended Semester 4
Courses Credits Grade Offered
Digital Literacy - CIT 105 Introduction to Computers or OST 105 Introduction to Office Systems (or Competency demonstrated by exam)  3   All
Heritage/Humanities General Education course (rec. PHI 110 Medical Ethics)  3   All
MAT 151 Intro to Applied Statistics (or other AAS Quantitative Reasoning course)  3   All
PSY 110 General Psychology 3   All
Approved Technical Electives (see list below, must discuss with Program Coordinator for approval) 7   Varies
Recommended Technical Electives
Courses Credits Grade Offered
BAS 288 Personal & Organizational Leadership 3   All
NFS 101 Human Nutrition & Wellness (Online Only through KCTCS)  3   Varies
PHB 100 Phlebotomy  6   Fall/Spring
PHB 155 Phlebotomy Clinical 2   Fall/Spring
Program Coordinator Consent TBD   TBD


  • Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade C or greater in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

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KCTCS Catalog - Medical Assisting Phlebotomy -  AAS