udents who have completed the above requirements will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Email
notification will be sent to students once selected via AACC email account.
nal acceptance into the program will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, health
examination record and submission of a copy of the required CPR card.
rect all inquiries regarding the application process to Rachel Manning, Admissions Coordinator, via email at
. Following review of all applications, students will receive a letter regarding the status of their
Arundel Community College Medical Assisting Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting
Education Review Board, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 159, Clearwater, FL 33763, tel. 727-210-2350, fax 727-
vanced Placement and Award of Credit for Previous Learning
ollege has a policy for the Award of Credit for Previous Learning; however, for the Medical Assisting program and
in accordance with accreditation, the following guidelines apply:
• The granting of credit for general education requirements for students is determined upon the receipt and
review of formal transcripts by the Records and Registration office. This includes high school AP courses and
CLEP examinations. The granting of Advanced Placement does not apply to the following courses: MDA 111,
MDA 115, MDA 117, MDA 140, MDA 142, MDA 200, MDA 274 and MDA 275.
• Students who are transferring to AACC and submitting formal transcripts from another accredited institution may
receive credit for MDA 113 Medical Terminology (3 credits) and ACA 100 Student Success (1 credit) courses
that meet the course descriptions and credit hours required by the AACC Medical Assisting program. Granting
of credit for MDA 113 and ACA 100 is determined by review of formal transcripts by the Records and Registration
office and, if needed, upon consultation from the Medical Assisting Department Chair. Therefore, the total
number of credits that the certificate program will accept as transfer is four credits.
• Transfer credit for MDA 111, MDA 115, MDA 117, MDA 140, MDA 142, MDA 200, MDA 274 and MDA 275 is
not granted due to accreditation requirements and specificity of the Medical Assisting certificate program courses
in measuring student achievement of the cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies.
• Credit is not given for experiential learning due to programmatic requirements to fully assess the student
knowledge and achievement of the required cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies.
l Health Sciences students who are offered admission and/or clinical placement will be required to submit to a
complete criminal background check and urine drug screen. All student applicants’ final acceptance in the program
shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and of a urine drug screen.*
l letters of acceptance shall state that the acceptance is conditional and contingent on submission to a criminal
background check and urine drug screen—as may be required by the program—that results in satisfactory reports. If
an accepted student tests positive for an illegal or un-prescribed drug, the student shall be denied admission or
terminated from any Health Sciences program.
arate, additional criminal background checks and urine drug screens may be required by clinical sites prior to
placements. Students with an unsuccessful background check or urine screening who are denied by a clinical site
that is required to meet program competencies shall be dismissed from the program and their registrations shall be