MAS100 Introduction to Medical Assisting

This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge for students who are entering the Medical Assistant Program. Focus is placed on psychological, social and developmental concepts applicable to caring for individuals and families in a variety of healthcare settings. Skills include: affective communication, cultural competence, application of developmental theory and identification of risk factors for diseases associated with age, gender, and life style choices. Other topics that will be presented include strategies for preventive intervention, patient education and modalities of Alternative Health Care. Additionally, students will be provided content in time management, study skills and applied mathematics.

Credit Hours


Lecture Hours



Reading proficiency and Writing proficiency or RWR090 Reading Writing and Reasoning Minimum Grade of: C and Fndns of Math proficiency


  • Free Elective

Program Major Restrictions

Medical Assistant (Day), Medical Assistant (Eve), Medical Assistant