2018-2019 College Catalog 
    Oct 23, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, A.S.

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Degree Code: A11

Associate in Science

Contact: Edie Ouellet - 860-215-9460

This program is designed to fill a need in the region for health care workers, one of the five fastest-growing job sectors in Connecticut. Students who graduate from this program will be ready to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam and be prepared as successful candidates for multiple employment possibilities. Students will become knowledgeable in both the business and clinical skills necessary in a healthcare provider office, and may also choose to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in health information technology. Those who complete this program will know how to provide patient care safely and in accordance with medical assistant regulations, laws, and patient rights; how to perform administrative functions in an medical office; and how to clearly and effectively communicate with patients, their families, and health care team members. Students will be able to demonstrate problem-solving abilities, professionalism, and ethical, legal, and caring behaviors in the health care environment.

Total: 16-17

Semester II

Total: 15

Semester III

  • PSY* K201 - Life Span Development ° 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • HIM* K155 - Fundamental of Clinical Informatics & Electronic Medical Records 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • MED* K133 - Clinical Medical Assisting Lab 4 CREDIT HOURS
  • MED* K141 - Laboratory Principles for Medical Assisting I 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • MED* K250 - Principles of Pharmacology 3 CREDIT HOURS

Total: 16

Semester IV


MED* K216 - Electronic Medical Record Management 3 CREDIT HOURS

MED* K241 - Laboratory Principles for Medical Assisting II 3 CREDIT HOURS

MED* K280 - Medical Assisting Externship 4 CREDIT HOURS


1 historical or aesthetic dimension elective 3 CREDIT HOURS

Total: 13


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering. within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.  

Grand Total: 60 - 61

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Associate in Science Degree Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Provide patient care safety and in accordance with medical assistant regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights.
  2. Perform medical office administrative functions at entry-level proficiency.
  3. Use clear and effective communication with patients, families, and the health-care team.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the collection and documentation of health data.
  5. Demonstrate ethical, legal, and caring behaviors in the health care environment.
  6. Demonstrate accurate problem-solving abilities when working as a medical assistant.
  7. Demonstrate professionalism in health-care settings.

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