2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, A.S.

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Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. The program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.

Degree Code: A11

Associate in Science

Contact: LuAnn Wolfe - 860-215-9245

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

Total: 15

Total: 16

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. Apply for a national medical assisting certification examination.
  2. Perform all medical assisting skills at entry level competency.
  3. Become a professional collaborative member of the health care team delivering safe quality care.
  4. Obtain strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  5. Use critical thinking skills for handling issues related to effective patient care.
  6. Develop social skills, respect, and empathy appropriate for dealing with patients from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  7. Develop business skills for gathering and updating data accurately across a range of data management systems.

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