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Medical Assistant XMEDG-082 Course Catalog

Code:  XMEDG 082

Institute: Continuing & Professional Studies

Title:  Medical Assistant

Department:  Healthcare

Course Description: Students upon graduation, will have the knowledge needed to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant exam through National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). They will also obtain a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. These certifications along with learning all aspects of a medical office through lecture, lab practice and a clinical externship will prepare them to become a Medical Assistant in medical field.


  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of Malpractice Insurance Face Sheet
  • Clear Criminal Background Check
  • Clean Drug Screen
  • Physical Exam (Documentation of immunizations and 2 step PPD)

Total Program Hours: 609

Lecture/Lab Hours: 307  On-Line Hours: 142   Clinical Hours: 160


Face to face students:

  • Comprehensive Medical Assisting and My Health Professions Lab, Pearson, 4rd edition App. ISBN 9780134699806
    Gylys- Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach, 8th edition App. ISBN 978-0-8036-5867-7
    Electrocardiography for Healthcare Professionals, Booth, Deitos, McGraw Hill, 4th edition App. ISBN 9780078020674


Upon successful completion of this course students will be:

  • Eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant exam through American Medical Technologists (AMT) to be a certified Medical Assistant
  • Eligible to sit for the ECG exam through National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) to be a certified EKG/Monitor Technician
  • Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Understand the strategies for how to help someone in both a crisis and a non-crisis situation, and where they can turn for help by learning the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, with a Mental Health First Aid


  1. The course grade will be determined as follows:

A =   92 – 100
A- =  89 – 91
B+ = 86 – 88
B   = 82 – 85
B- =  79 – 81
C+ = 76 – 78
C =   70-75
D = 60-69
F =  <60


Course Units

  • Intro to Healthcare
  • Medical Terminology
  • EKG/Monitor Technician Certification
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • CPR for Healthcare Certification
  • Administrative Medical Assisting
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacology
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Business Writing
  • Intro to QuickBooks
  • Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Medical Math
  • HIPPA Compliance
  • Resume / Interview Workshop
  • Externship Program Review and Responsibility


Face to face:

  • Class attendance is strongly recommended. You must sign the attendance sheet each day. Please report necessary absence to course faculty before class, if possible. It is the student’s responsibility to get missed assignments and/or class notes from class peers. Students who do not attend class will find that they have difficulty fulfilling the requirements of this
  • Punctuality matters. If you are more than ten minutes late to class, you may be admitted only at the discretion of the
  • Students are encouraged to reach out to course faculty via email with any issues prior to assignment/exam due dates
  • Assignments must be handed in on
  • Exams must be taken on the scheduled dates


For information regarding:

  • Brookdale’s Academic Integrity Code
  • Student Conduct Code
  • Student Grade Appeal Process



Brookdale Community College offers reasonable accommodations and/or services to persons with disabilities. Students with disabilities who wish to self-identify, must contact the Disabilities Services Office at 732-224-2730 or 732-842-4211 (TTY), provide appropriate documentation of the disability, and request specific accommodations or services. If a student qualifies, reasonable accommodations and/or services, which are appropriate for the college level and are recommended in the documentation, can be approved.

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