Student Catalog

Admissions Requirements

Acceptance to Hondros College of Nursing is based on the following general requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The applicant must submit official, un-expired government-issued documentation needed for admission (driver’s license, state ID, passport, or proof of citizen-ship or permanent residency if not a U.S. citizen) The applicant’s physical location, as it pertains to courses offered via distance education, will be determined by the address listed on the un-expired government-issued document. Change of addresses must be processed in the CAMS Student Portal, by clicking the “Edit Profile” link. Moving to a state that Hondros College of Nursing is not approved to operate in may adversely impact the student’s ability to complete the program;
  2. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age or older at the time he or she starts the program;
  3. The applicant must complete and sign the application for admission and pay the applicable application fee;
  4. The applicant must complete the Student Online Readiness Survey. For technology requirements, refer to the “Technology Requirements and Acceptable Use Policy” on page 23. There are no additional costs to enroll in courses offered only via distance education;
  5. The applicant must be a high school graduate or possess the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma. The applicant must provide documentation of graduation from high school in the form of a valid high school diploma, transcript, or other acceptable documentation issued by an authorized state education agency (e.g., General Education Development (GED)). International transcripts/documents need to be evaluated by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE); and
  6. The applicant must complete and sign the enrollment agreement and pay any applicable enrollment agreement fees.  

Additional Requirements for Medical Assisting Applicants

  1. The applicant must take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam and achieve a cumulative score of 60% or higher. The HESI Admission Assessment Exam fee, for each attempt, is paid by the applicant.
  2. The applicant must complete an interview with an admissions representative;
  3. The applicant must complete a federal and state criminal background check with National Background Check, Inc. (NBCI), or Viewpoint, and pay the applicable fee (certain convictions and/or pending charges may result in an adverse admissions decision).

Medical Assisting Curriculum

  • 48 Quarter Credits
  • 720 Clock Hours
  • 44 Weeks

    Catalog Code

    Course Name


    TERM 1  

    MAS 100

    Basic Anatomy & Physiology


    MAS 101(ONLINE)

    Electronic Medical Records & Health Information Technology


    MAS 102✱ (ONLINE)

    Medical Terminology


    MAS 103

    Law & Ethics


    TERM 2


    ENG 200  (ONLINE)

    English Composition I


    MAS 110

    Health Science Core Fundamentals


    MAS 111

    Basic Pharmacology I


    TERM 3


    MAS 120

    Basic Pharmacology II


    MAS 121

    Phlebotomy & Laboratory Procedures


    MAS 122✱ (ONLINE)

    Medical Office Management

    MAS 123✱ (ONLINE)Medical Billing & Coding I1
    MAS 124Medical Examinations & Medical Procedures3

    TERM 4


    MAS 130✱ (ONLINE)

    Computerized Practice Management & Telehealth


    MAS 131✱ (ONLINE)

    Medical Billing & Coding II


    MAS 132

    Medical Assisting Externship



    Total Quarter Credit Hours Required48

    Legend: General Education Course,  Medical Assisting Course


    Program Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of four (4) eleven-week quarters of the Medical Assisting curriculum, and meeting all graduation requirements, the graduate will be awarded a diploma and prepared for entry level roles in healthcare practice as a medical assistant, according to the appropriate scope of practice. The motivated learner will obtain clinical skills in patient preparation for exams and medical procedures; perform diagnostic services such as phlebotomy and electrocardiography; perform back-office roles in medical insurance billing and coding; and demonstrate the client service skills, patient care skills, and administrative and leadership skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the medical assistant in medical offices, clinics and healthcare practices. Graduates of the Medical Assisting program will meet the following outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate competency in performing common clinical procedures accurately, in a timely manner, and using current accepted methods
    2. Demonstrate competency in performing common administrative procedures accurately, in a timely manner, and using current accepted methods;
    3. Demonstrate competency in processing health information while maintaining confidentiality and security
    4. Analyze professional demeanor and behavior of others in order to emulate appropriate behaviors
    5. Demonstrate competency in effectively collaborating with healthcare team members to successfully triage multiple priorities, and
    6. Demonstrate competency in communicating accurately and respectfully with patients, families, insurance companies, and members of the health care team.