2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog 
    Jul 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting, AAS-T

Olympic College offers a two-year curriculum that prepares students for employment in medical settings to assist the physician and/ or health care provider. This degree program is designed to qualify medical assistants for supervisory and/or management roles that require an Associate degree and to allow an opportunity for potential transfer for those who wish to continue their education at a four year institution. To earn this degree, students must also successfully complete the Medical Assisting Certificate of Specialization.

Program Learning Outcomes. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Accurately perform clinical skills appropriate for a medical office setting.
  2. Effectively use oral and written communication skills as they relate to a medical office environment.
  3. Use computer software to research or organize data for medical information systems.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to interact professionally with patients and staff in a healthcare setting.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to perform front office tasks such as appointment scheduling, telephone work and documentation of charges and payments.
  6. Critically evaluate medical office situations from multiple perspectives to find appropriate solutions.
  7. Recognize and be able to respond to medical office emergencies within scope of training.
  8. Recognize the impact of cultural differences in the care of patients and the interaction with co-workers.
  9. Demonstrate entry-level competency in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains included in the Medical Assisting curriculum.

Required Courses (91-93 Credits)

Olympic College has an agreement with The Evergreen State College to accept the Medical Assisting AAS-T.

Communication (10 Credits)

Computation (5 Credits)

Support Course (4 Credits)

Science, Social Science, or Humanities

Choose 10 Credits from at least two different distribution areas below

Please Note

Olympic College has an agreement with The Evergreen State College to accept the Medical Assisting AAS-T.