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MSA Course Descriptions

Medical Careers

Academy Mission:


To Prepare Students For:

  • A Variety Of Medical Careers
  • Successful Transition To Colleges And Universities
  • Immediate Employment
  • Industry Certification
  • Career Portfolio Development And Presentation




Medical Careers- (2 semesters)

  • UC, G Elective 
  • The Human Body: Anatomy/ Physiology
  • Vital Signs
  • Body Mechanics
  • CPR
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Health Care Provider Roles & Responsibilities
  • Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Health History
  • Patient Care Skills & Practices
  • Therapeutic Communications
  • Career Exploration in Hospitals, Health Centers & Clinics
  • Communication Skills
  • Career Portfolio Development


All students may apply.

Body Systems and Disorders-

(2 semesters- Meets UC-D elective credit requirements -Integrated Science)


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Human Body: Disease & Pathology
  • Medical Interventions
  • Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Research & Technology
  • Limited Laboratory Procedures
  • 10 Key Assignments and lab Assignments; Meets D Requirements 

Medical Assisting Clinical and Administrative (2 Semesters)


  • UC, G Elective 
  • AHA CPR Certification
  • Front Office Skills
  • Management Of Patient Records
  • Assist Physician With Physical Exams, Vital Signs
  • Administer Medication
  • Perform laboratory procedures, including: blood withdrawal, urinalysis, and specimen collection
  • 120 Hours of Externships at Local Doctor's Offices, Clinics, and Urgent Cares