Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Medical Assisting and Administration: Associate of Science Degree
Fort Lauderdale, FL Campus

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The program exposes students to various medical office administrative services and clinical duties, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. The program includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, patient psychology and communications, medical office procedures, and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing and treatment procedures.

Career Opportunities

This degree program offers students enrolled in the program an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue employment in a variety of entry-level positions in many types of healthcare settings that utilize various aspects of medical assisting and administration.

Graduates of this degree program will have the opportunity for certification when they complete the program. Graduates should be eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). The Medical Assisting and Administration program is currently not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( Graduates are not eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Registration and certification requirements for and passing these examinations are controlled by outside agencies and subject to change without notice. Therefore, the institution cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take the certification or registration exams at all or any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to use the Health Sciences lab to develop clinical skills as well as school equipment, such as network computer systems and other common computer peripherals. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size

Class generally ranges in size from 15-30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

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Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Program Total 93.0
General Education Courses
AP2530 Human Anatomy and Physiology I+ 4.5
AP2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology II+ 4.5
CO2520 Communications+ 4.5
EN1320 Composition I+ 4.5
EN1420 Composition II+ 4.5
MA1210 College Mathematics I+ 4.5
PY2750 Introduction to Psychology+ 3.0
Subtotal 30.0
Core Courses
HM1120 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals+ 4.5
HM1310 Information Systems and Technology in Healthcare+ 4.5
HM2520 Medical Coding I+ 4.5
HM2620 Medical Coding II+ 4.5
ME1231 Administrative Medical Assisting + 4.5
ME1431 Clinical Medical Assisting+ 4.5
ME2531 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures+ 4.5
ME2610 Medical Reimbursement and Documentation+ 4.5
ME2631 Medical Office Specialty Procedures+ 4.5
ME2635 Medication Administration+ 4.5
ME2799 Medical Assisting and Administration Externship* 6.0
Subtotal 51.0
General Studies Courses
GS1140 Problem Solving Theory+ 4.5
GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 4.5
GS2745 Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 3.0
Subtotal 12.0

+In this program, this(these) course(s) may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

* This course includes an externship component that must be sucessfully completed by the student at one or more medical care facilities that are assigned to the student by the school.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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