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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting (MDACE)

Award: Certificate of Achievement
Pathway to Associate Degree: Professional Health Studies - Medical Assisting (PHSMO)
Program Location: South Omaha Campus

One of the fastest growing healthcare occupations today is the medical assistant. Medical Assisting is a one-year certificate of achievement designed to give students the knowledge and skills to gain entry level employment as a medical assistant and to function in various capacities in the medical office or healthcare settings.

The Medical Assisting Program at MCC bases the instructional method around three learning Domains: Cognitive- (didactic or theory), Psychomotor-(clinical skills or competencies), and Affective-(how the clinical and administrative skills or competencies affect patients).

This program has special admission requirements. Contact Student Services for more information and to obtain a current admission information packet.

All required classes for the MDACE degree must have a grade of C or better to graduate from the program.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 70.0
Additional Requirements: 6.0
General Education: 13.5
Total credit hours required: 89.5

General Education Requirements (13.5 credit hrs.)


Select one course from the following:

ENGL 1010  should be taken by students seeking the Professional Health Studies option.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness


Select one course from the following:


MATH 1240  does not count toward nursing admission or Professional Health Studies degree.

Those students should take MATH 1315  or higher level MATH course.


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

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Ste 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Students who successfully complete the Medical Assisting program can earn the Professional Health Studies degree by fulfilling the additional 4.5 credit hours in general education requirements.