A Medical Clinical Specialties associate degree will prepare you to perform clinically.

The objective of the Medical Clinical Specialties program is to prepare you to perform clinically in a physician's office or other medical facility. By graduation, you will possess the skills necessary to obtain quality laboratory specimens, perform x-rays, handle administrative duties, and assist in patient care and examinations, as well as perform appropriate medical procedures. Externships will prepare you to perform the roles of a medical assistant, phlebotomist and limited medical radiographer, offering you many avenues to pursue in finding employment in the medical community. Our program can be completed in 24 months for students in our day classes, or in 33 months for those taking evening courses.

Licensure and certification is required once you graduate. You will be certified for phlebotomy through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). You will also be certified for medical assisting through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Certification testing fees for phlebotomy and medical assisting are included in the program tuition. Certification provides you a better opportunity for employment over non-certified candidates, as well as increases your earning potential. The program utilizes industry-standard laboratories and medical equipment to prepare you in on-campus laboratories, as well as provides you with clinical experience at a local healthcare affiliate. Licensure for the limited medical radiography (LMR) portion of this program is required for you for employment purposes as well. Licensure for LMR graduates is ONLY for the state of Kentucky.

The Medical Assisting program at Spencerian College has maintained a 100% average in both Graduate and Employer Satisfaction rates over the last 5 years based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

If you'd like to learn more about Spencerian's Medical Clinical Specialties program, request more information or if you're ready to get started, enroll today!

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Academic Catalog

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Lexington Course List

Class Title Hours
CAS278 Clinical Assistant Externship 3
CCS100 Accounting for the Business Office 3
CCS110 College Success Strategies 2
CCS121+ English I 4
CCS130 Keyboarding 5
CCS245 Career Development 2
CCS280 Word Processing I 3
MAD296** Medical Administrative Practicum 2
MED165 Electronic Records Management 3
MED171 Medical Law & Ethics 4
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED176 Medical Terminology 4
MED177 Pharmacology/Laboratory Terminology 4
MED178 Medical Insurance 3
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques 3
MED212 Medical Lab Techniques 6
MED213 Advanced Clinical Skills 3
MED270 Medical Administrative Techniques 3
MED274 Medical Assisting Techniques 3
MED277 Introduction to Medical Coding 3
MTH151+ College Mathematics 4
  The preceding courses complete the Medical Assistant portion of the program:  
CCS122+ English II 4
CCS293+ Personal Psychology 4
LMR201 Radiographic Imaging 4
LMR300**** Limited Medical Radiography Clinical I 5
LMR301**** Limited Medical Radiography Clinical II 7
LMR400 Certification Review 3
RAD100 Introduction to Radiography 4
RAD102 Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics I 3
RAD121 Radiographic Positioning I 6
RAD131 Radiographic Positioning II 3
  The preceding courses complete the Phlebotomy portion of the program:  
PHB214 Phlebotomy Techniques 6
PHB216 Phlebotomy Examination Review 3
PHB279*** Phlebotomy Externship 4
Total Credit Hours 131

#Plus exam review and externship

+General education course

*The Clinical practicum consists of 96 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed

**The Medical Administrative practicum consists of 64 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed.

****The Phlebotomy externship consists of 120 hours of on-the-job training, which is taken after all other course work is completed. Students must complete 100 successful venipunctures and 25 successful capillary sticks.



****The Limited Medical Radiography externship consists of 270 hours of on-the-job training. Due to facility availability, these hours must be completed during the day.

Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Due to facility availability, these hours must be completed during the day.

Louisville Course List

Class Title
Credit Hours
100 Accounting for Business
3
110 College Success Strategies
2
121+ English I
4
130 Keyboarding
5
151+ College Mathematics
4
165++ Electronic Records Management
3
171 Medical Law & Ethics
4
172 Anatomy & Physiology I
4
173 Anatomy & Physiology II
4
176 Medical Terminology
4
177 Pharmacology/Laboratory Terminology
4
178 Medical Insurance
3
211 Health & Safety Techniques
3
212 Medical Laboratory Procedures
6
213 Advanced Clinical Skills
3
245 Career Development
2
270 Medical Administration Techniques
3
274 Medical Assisting Techniques
3
277 Introduction to Medical Coding
3
278* Clinical Practicum
3
280 Word Processing I
3
296** Medical Administrative Practicum
2
  The preceding courses complete the Medical Assistant portion of the program.  
122+ English II
4
293+ Personal Psychology
4
LMR201*** Radiographic Imaging
4
LMR300*** Limited Medical Radiography Clinical I
5
LMR301*** Limited Medical Radiography Clinical II
7
LMR400 LMR Certification Review
3
RAD100 Introduction to Radiography
4
RAD102 Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics I
3
RAD121 Radiographic Positioning I
6
RAD131 Radiographic Positioning II
3
  2 Available Options to Complete the Program:

Phlebotomy Option:
 
214 Phlebotomy Techniques
6
216+++ Phlebotomy Examination Review
3
279**** Phlebotomy Externship
4
  Patient Care Assistant Option:  
PCA100^ Nurse Assistant Skills
5
PCA102^ Mental Health, Restorative Aide, & Home Health
8
  Total Credit Hours
131

#Plus practicum/externship

+General education course

++Course offered in the day and online divisions only.

*The Clinical Practicum consists of 96 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed

**The Medical Administrative Practicum consists of 64 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed.

***The LMR clinical requirement consists of 370 hours.

****The Phlebotomy Externship consists of 120 hours of on-the-job training. Students must complete 100 successful venipunctures and 25 successful capillary sticks.

Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Due to facility availability, these hours must be completed during the day.

+++Course 216 is available online only.

^PCA100 and PCA102 class time will extend beyond the normal class schedule. Students need to be aware that these classes will require them to be at school for extended time in order to meet the contact hour requirement. These two courses are offered in the Day Division only.

Courses with RAD and LMR prefixes are not available online.

Online enrollment in the Phlebotomy portion of the program is limited to Kentucky or Indiana residents, and students must be part of a group that is “sponsored” by a local facility in their area. Online enrollment in the Medical Assistant portion of the program is limited to residents of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates and occupations for this program.

Lexington Campus Louisville Campus

Medical Assisting program at Spencerian College-Lexington has the following outcomes over the past 5 years as reported to Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB):

  • job placement rate average of 85.45%
  • Graduate satisfaction rate average of 100%
  • Employer satisfaction rate average of 95.65%

This program is offered at the following campus:
  • Lexington Campus
  • Louisville Campus

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