Transfer Prep Medical Assistant - Garrett College

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Medical Assistant — Transfer Prep Program

This is a preparatory program designed to provide general education coursework for students planning to transfer into a Medical Assistant program. A degree is not issued from Garrett College; students must apply to their transfer institution for acceptance into their program. Completion of a non-degree transfer program does not guarantee acceptance into any program. Contact your transfer institution for more information.

recommended sequence


  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1
  • BIO103  Medical Terminology  3
  • ENG 101  Comp I - Expository Writing  3

    —Min. C grade required.

  • MAT210  Introductory Statistics
    or MAT105  College Algebra  3
  • Total: 10
  • PLUS register at ACM for
    MDAS101 Introduction to Medical Asst. (3 credits)


  • BIO104  Principles of Biology OR
    BIO101  General Biology  4
  • CS105  Intro to Computers  3
  • SPC101  Introduction to Communication  3
  • PSY101  General Psychology  3
  • Total: 13
  • total credit hours: 23 (+3 at acm)

*Minimum C grade required for this program.

transfer notes

Transfer institutions may have different requirements. Please contact your transfer institution for specific requirements and application process.

allegany college of maryland transfer notes

Admission to ACM’s Medical Assistant program is very competitive; completion of these classes does not guarantee acceptance into the ACM program.

Spring Admission at ACM – Must take MDAS101 at ACM in the Fall semester prior to applying.

ACM requires a Criminal Record check prior to entry into the Clinical phase of the program.

CPR Certification for Health Care Professionals is also required at application (offered regularly at ACM).

Contact Allegany College of Maryland’s Advising Center for more information on this program.