Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


MDA-108C - Medical Assisting Externship (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor, CIT100, MDA103, MDA104, MDA105, MDA106, MDA107 and MDA208
This course is a supervised, non-paid 160 hour work experience in a private physician's office or in a clinic. The student gains practical experience applying the knowledge, skills and behaviors learned in the Medical Assistant program to perform administrative, clinical and communication competencies. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Prior to the externship current CPR, Criminal Record Clearance and PA Child Abuse Clearances (Act 33/34) and a physical examination are required. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.


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