Health Professions: Medical Assistant Program
1. Entrance into the Medical Assistant Program
2. Continuation Requirements
- Prerequisites, placement tests, and/or transfer credits
- Student must complete the college placement tests for english,
reading, and math or have equivalent transfer course work. Placement
into ENG 111, successful completion of MTE 4, BIO 100, and take a typing test.
- To improve chances of being accepted into the program, it is strongly
suggested that students complete assessment testing in Math and
and take the appropriate classes, if any are required, to meet the
course prerequisites to the program.
- It is recommended that the
demonstrate computer literacy by evaluation of past experience, transcripts,
or by successful completion of ITE 115.
- All transcripts should be received by May 15.
- Contact the Counseling Office at (757) 822-7212
to set up your placement test(s).
- The deadline for applying to the program is May
15 for the class beginning in August. Depending upon the
number of applications, only selected applicants, based on fulfillment
of prerequisite requirements and technical standards for medical
assisting, will be contacted in July to attend orientation.
- Student must have completed the following high school courses:
- 3 years high school english
- 2 years high school math including Algebra I
- BIO 100
- Student must be able to type 35 wpm.
- Student must have CPR for Health Care Providers certification before beginning the
clinical portion of the program - by January 1. This can be obtained
by taking the CPR 1 credit course, a non-credit CPR class, or
have your current CPR card evaluated for credit. You must be certified
from January through August.
- Student must submit a physical examination that certifies the
student is physically able to participate in the clinical portion
of the program.
- Student must follow college guidelines for articulated programs.
- Students must meet technical standards for medical assisting.
3. Exit Requirements
- Student must maintain an average of "C" overall. A student
who receives one "D" in a core course will be permitted to remain
in the program at the program director's discretion. A student
who receives two "D's" in core courses will be withdrawn from
will rotate through a variety of clinical settings during the medical
Clinical affiliates for medical assistants will
- nursing homes,
- urgent care centers,
- hospital and physician's
- All medical assistant competencies must be completed.
- Student must have completed a 320-hour externship in a doctor's
office, nursing home, hospital, and/or urgent care center.
Students will be given the opportunity to complete an Associate of
Science degree which will facilitate transfer to the Bachelor of
Science in Health Science at Old Dominion University.
Prospective students are hereby notified that certain medical facilities require both
criminal/sex offender background checks as well as drug screens prior to being authorized to attend clinical. The cost
of the background check is the responsibility of the student.