Associate of Science Degree

A Medical Clinical Specialties Associate of Science Degree will prepare you to perform clinically.

The objective of the Medical Clinical Specialties program is to prepare you to perform clinically in a physician’s office or other medical facility. By graduation, you will possess the skills necessary to obtain quality laboratory specimens, perform x-rays, handle administrative duties, and assist in patient care and examinations, as well as perform appropriate medical procedures. Externships will prepare you to perform the roles of a medical assistant, phlebotomist and limited medical radiographer, offering you many avenues to pursue in finding employment in the medical community. Our program can be completed in 24 months for students in our day classes, or in 33 months for those taking evening courses.

Students are required to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) as a programmatic graduation requirement of the Medical Assisting portion of the Associate of Science Degree in Medical Clinical Specialties. All students are also eligible to sit for the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification exam. Certification testing fees for phlebotomy and medical assisting are included in the program tuition. Certification provides you a better opportunity for employment over non-certified candidates, as well as increases your earning potential. The program utilizes industry-standard laboratories and medical equipment to prepare you in on-campus laboratories, as well as provides you with clinical experience at a local healthcare affiliate. Licensure for the limited medical radiography (LMR) portion of this program is required for you for employment purposes as well. Licensure for LMR graduates is ONLY for the state of Kentucky.

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The Medical Assisting program at Sullivan University- College of Allied Health Louisville Campus has maintained a 100% average in Graduate satisfaction and a 97% Employer Satisfaction rate over the last 5 years. Sullivan University – College of Allied Health Louisville Campus has maintained an average Medical Assisting Job Placement of 86% over the last five years. Reported data is based on 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).


Class Title Credit Hours
CCS100 Accounting for the Business Office – NDT 3
CCS110 College Success Strategies 2
CCS130 Keyboarding – NDT 5
CCS245 Career Development 2
CCS280 Word Processing I – NDT 3
ENG101 Composition I 4
MED165++ Electronic Records Management – NDT 3
MED171 Medical Ethics – NDT 4
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology 4
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED176 Medical Terminology 4
MED177 Pharmacology/Laboratory Terminology – NDT 4
MED178++ Medical Insurance – NDT 3
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques – NDT 3
MED212 Medical Laboratory Procedures – NDT 6
MED213 Advanced Clinical Skills – NDT 3
MED270++ Medical Administrative Techniques – NDT 3
MED274++ Medical Assisting Techniques – NDT 3
MED277 Introduction to Medical Coding – NDT 3
MED278* Clinical Practicum – NDT 3
MED296** Medical Administrative Externship – NDT 2
MTH101 College Mathematics 4
ENG102 Composition II 4
LMR201*** Radiographic Imaging – NDT 4
NDT LMR300*** Limited Medical Radiography Clinical I – NDT 5
LMR301*** Limited Medical Radiography Clinical II 7
LMR400 LMR Certification Review – NDT 3
PSY293 Personal Psychology 4
RAD100 Introduction to Radiography – NDT 4
RAD102 Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics I – NDT 3
RAD121 Radiographic Positioning I – NDT 6
RAD131 Radiographic Positioning II – NDT 3
MED214 Phlebotomy Techniques – NDT 6
MED216X+++ Phlebotomy Examination Review – NDT 3
NDT MED279**** Phlebotomy Externship – NDT 4
Total Credit Hours

#Plus practicum/externship

+General education course

++Course offered in the day and online divisions only.

*The Clinical Practicum consists of 96 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed

**The Medical Administrative Practicum consists of 64 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed.

***The LMR clinical requirement consists of 370 hours.

****The Phlebotomy Externship consists of 120 hours of on-the-job training. Students must complete 100 successful venipunctures and 25 successful capillary sticks.

Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Due to facility availability, these hours must be completed during the day.

+++Course 216 is available online only.

Courses with RAD and LMR prefixes are not available online.

Online enrollment in the Phlebotomy portion of the program is limited to Kentucky or Indiana residents, and students must be part of a group that is “sponsored” by a local facility in their area. Online enrollment in the Medical Assistant portion of the program is limited to residents of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee.


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