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Medical Assistant (AAS.MAP)

Medical Assistants are health professionals specifically trained to work in medical offices. These multiskilled personnel perform administrative and clinical duties. Duties may include but are not limited to: billing and coding, maintaining medical records, completing basic clinical assessments, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination, collecting blood specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, preparing and administering medications and assisting physicians with treatment and/or minor procedures.

1. Complete an Intent to Enroll for Lake Land College-Select "AAS.MAP.TRK" as the academic program. This will ensure you are assigned a medical assistant academic advisor. It will also generate a Laker email account; prospective students are expected to check this email account on a regular basis for correspondence. Follow the program checklist carefully for instructions about the application procedure.

2.Send high school and college transcripts to Admissions & Records Office. Contact the office at (217) 234-5434 to confirm receipt. If courses have been completed at another institution, be sure to request a "Transcript Evaluation" for AAS.MAP.TRK or "CRT.MAP.TRK" from Admissions & Records Office to ensure courses transfer.



Upon successful completion of the program students may apply for credentialing examination.

Medical Assistant program is a special admission program. Applications are due May 1 for Fall Admission. After admission into the program, applicants must pass a background check, physical exam, proof of immunizations, CPR and drug screen. There are additional costs associated with this program including books, uniforms, supplies and transportation to clinical facilities.

Download the MAP checklist for the complete application procedure.

Begin the application process

FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
MAP-070 Med Assist Pathophysiology I  
5.0
MAP-072 Med Assist Skills I
5.0
CIS-160 Practical Software Application
3.0
BUS-114 Advanced Formatting
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 16.0
Second Semester
MAP-080 Med Assist Pathophysiology II
4.0
MAP-082 Med Assist Skills II
5.0
MAP-084 Med Assist Pharmacology
3.0
MAP-086 Med Assist Seminar  
2.5
MCS-095 Medical Office Procedures  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.5
Summer Term
MAP-090 Med Assist Externship
2.5
SEMESTER TOTALS 2.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
ENG-120 Composition I
3.0
AHE-055 Math for Meds   OR
MAT-116 General Education Math  
2.0
BIO-100 Bio Science I  
4.0
Elective  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 12.0
Second Semester
PSY-271 Intr/Psychology   OR
SOC-280 Introduction to Sociology  
3.0
SPE-111 Intro to Speech Communication   OR
SPE-200 Interpersonal Communication  
3.0
HED-102 Nutrition  
3.0
Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F or IAI H)  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 12.0
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
BUS-061 Office Transcription  
2.0
MCS-055 Principles of ICD-10-CM Coding  
3.0
MCS-050 Principles of CPT Coding  
3.0
MCS-040 Health Info for Professionals  
3.0
MCS-068 Medical Management and Ethics  
3.0
BUS-115 Processing Info  
3.0
CIS-058 Spec Software Applications  
3.0
BUS-060 Automated Office Procedures  
3.0
BUS-079 Profess Development  
3.0
AHE-041 Medical Terminology  
3.0
CHM-111 Concepts of Chemistry  
4.0
PSY-279 Human Dev/Life Span  
3.0
BIO-225 Human Ana/Phys I
4.0
BIO-226 Human Ana/Phys II
4.0
HED-290 Disease Processes
2.0
ANT-200 General Anthropology  
3.0
SOC-290 Sociology of Family  
3.0
MAT-125 Statistics
3.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 60.00