This program will provide you with the clinical training necessary to perform a variety of medical responsibilities, including preparing patients, performing CPR and first aid, obtaining and analyzing specimen, performing EKG procedures and sterilizing instruments. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant (C.M.A.) examination.

This program is perfect for you if you have a natural compassion for patients, and are interested in developing administrative and clinical skills to assist providers in routine medical care. Our graduates have also been successful in moving up into medical office manager positions.


The Medical Assisting Associate Degree focuses on teaching:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Preparing patients
  • Performing CPR and first aid
  • Obtaining and analyzing specimens
  • Performing ECG procedures
  • Sterilization of instruments

Our program has been accredited with CAAHEP since 1999, which makes you eligible to take the national exam. This will give you the credentials of CMA (AAMA). The Sullivan University Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 (727-210-2350)

The Medical Assisting program at Sullivan University College of Allied Health Lexington campus has the following measures for 2016 based upon the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP):

Job Placement rate of 81.82%.
Retention rate of 92.86%.
Exam passage rate of 100%.


100 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours100
AOM 105Keyboarding Essentials4
AOM 214Administrative Systems and Procedures4
BUS 224Professional Development4
COM 214Public Speaking4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
MSS 104Medical Terminology4
MSS 115Anatomy and Physiology4
MSS 124Anatomy and Physiology II4
MSS 134Anatomy and Physiology III4
MSS 144Medical Laboratory Procedures I4
MSS 154Health and Safety Techniques4
MSS 204Medical Ethics4
MSS 214Medical Software Applications4
MSS 234Medical Laboratory Procedures II4
MSS 244Medical Laboratory Procedures III4
MSS 254Pharmacology4
MSS 274Medical Office Procedures4
MSS 275Clinical Assisting Externship4
MSS 276Medical Assisting Externship4
MTH 101College Math4
Psychology Elective4
General Studies Elective (4 Additional Credit Hours)4
Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities/Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.

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