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 five-year weighted average for graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction for Associate of Science Medical Assisting at Sullivan University, Lexington, KY is 100% and 96% respectfully, 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).


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.

Course Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 100
AOM 105 Keyboarding Essentials 4
AOM 214 Administrative Systems and Procedures 4
BUS 224 Professional Development 4
COM 214 Public Speaking 4
CSC 118 Computer Applications I 4
ENG 101 Composition I 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
MSS 104 Medical Terminology 4
MSS 115 Anatomy and Physiology 4
MSS 124 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MSS 134 Anatomy and Physiology III 4
MSS 144 Medical Laboratory Procedures I 4
MSS 154 Health and Safety Techniques 4
MSS 204 Medical Ethics 4
MSS 214 Medical Software Applications 4
MSS 234 Medical Laboratory Procedures II 4
MSS 244 Medical Laboratory Procedures III 4
MSS 254 Pharmacology 4
MSS 274 Medical Office Procedures 4
MSS 275 Clinical Assisting Externship 4
MSS 276 Medical Assisting Externship 4
MTH 101 College Math 4
Psychology Elective 4
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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