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Associate in Applied Science

Minimum of Minimum of 65 Credits credit hours
Medical Assistants perform highly technical administrative and clinical tasks to promote efficient operations of the medical office and other health care settings. They may work in the following environments: Physician’s Offices, Medical Offices, Hospitals, Insurance Companies, Billing Companies, Medical Receptionists, and Medical Records.  Major hours for this program are earned through successful completion of the CMA-AAMA, CCMA, NCMA, or RMA Prior Learning Assessment certifications.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    AHP 1013 Medical Terminology 3 Support  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Support  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    OSRHE Osrhe Approved General Education Communications Course 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    FA MATH1 Faculty Approved Mathematics That Meet Occc's Mathematics Proficiency Requirements 3 Support  
    PSY 1113 Introduction to Psychology 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War  OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1414 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Support  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    PLA Prior Learning Assessment  28 Major  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (28 credit hours)PLA (Prior Learning Assessment credit based on National Certification(s)*)

    General Education Courses: (21 credit hours) Political Science: POLSC 1113; English: ENGL 1113; Any Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved general education three credit hour English or communications course; * History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Psychology: PSY 1113; General Education Electives: six credit hours.

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (14 credit hours) BIO 1314; BIO 1414; AHP 1013; Mathematics: Three credit hours of faculty approved mathematics that meet OCCC's mathematics proficiency requirements.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

    Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is contingent upon successful completion of the national CMA-AAMA, CCMA, NCMA, or RMA certification, and meeting resident credit hour requirements.

    ++Special admission procedures required.

  • Course Descriptions

    Allied Health

    AHP 1013 - Medical Terminology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After studying the root words, prefixes, and suffixes from which medical terms evolve, the student will correctly spell medical terms, define terms commonly used in medical fields, and determine the meaning of unfamiliar medical terms.

    Biological Science

    BIO 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score. An adequate biology placement test score or BIO 0123 or a college-level biological science class.
    4CREDITS

    Through a systematic study of the structure and function of the human body, its cells, tissues, organs and systems, the student will identify and describe basic anatomical structures and fundamental physiological processes that occur in health and disease for the major body systems. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    BIO 1414 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    Prerequisites: BIO 1314
    4CREDITS

    With Human Anatomy & Physiology I as a foundation, the student will advance his or her study of the structure and function of the human body and will identify and describe more detailed anatomical structures and more comprehensive physiological processes that occur in health through a systematic survey of the major body systems. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    Electives

    FA MATH1 - Faculty Approved Mathematics That Meet Occc's Mathematics Proficiency Requirements
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Faculty approved Mathematics that meets OCCC's Mathematics proficiency requirement

    GEN ED - Gen Ed Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    General Education elective

    OSRHE - Osrhe Approved General Education Communications Course
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    OSRHE approved General Education Communications course

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Prior Learning Assessment

    PLA - Prior Learning Assessment
    Prerequisites: None
    VARIABLE CREDITS

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - Introduction to Psychology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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