Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College 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.

Recommended Program Map   

Click here   to see the recommended Program Map for this degree. Courses are listed by quarter to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a quarter, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your map, please call 531-622-2400.

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 1312 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.