Medical Assistant Technology (AAS-MAT)

Starting Spring Semester 2023

Program Location: Bay Minette, Nursing and Allied Health Division

Length: Five Semesters (A.A.S. Degree)

This is a daytime program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid.  Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

Admission Requirements

  1. Meet all the general admission requirements of Coastal Alabama.
  2. Submit original transcripts from all colleges attended, along with high school transcripts, to the registrar’s office by program application deadline. 
  3. Submit a completed Medical Assistant Technology Application by appropriate deadline.
  4. Complete English Composition I (ENG101), Mathematical Applications (MTH116) or higher level Math such as MTH 100, 110, 112, etc.,  Principles of Biology (BIO103), Orientation to College if applicable (ORI 101), and Medical Terminology (MAT 101). Medical Terminology may be taken the first semester of MAT courses if necessary. Must maintain a ‘C’ or higher in all required program courses.
  5. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required on prerequisite courses; ENG101, MTH 116 or higher-level Math, BIO 103, ORI 101 if necessary, and MAT 101.
  6. Must be in good standing with the College and hold a cumulative GPA no less than 2.0.
  7. Must meet Essential Eligibility Criteria as listed in the program application and on the College’s website. 

Completion of the above requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.  Application deadlines and application packets are available on Coastal Alabama’s website. Once selected for the program, students are required to provide the following: drug screen, background check, physical exam showing ability to meet essential eligibility criteria, record of immunizations, proof of medical insurance and American Heart CPR. All medical assisting courses and core general education requirements must be passed with a minimum grade of a C in order to progress in the program.


Students are selected based on the following point system:

  1. Three points awarded for an A, two for a B, one for C in ENG 101, MTH 116 (or higher level Math), BIO 103, and MAT 101.
  2. One point awarded for a C or higher in PSY 210, CIS 146, and a Humanities elective.
  3. Ten points awarded for a cumulative GPA of 4.0-3.1, five points awarded for a GPA of 3.0-2.1, and zero points awarded for a GPA of 2.0 or less.
  4. Three extra points awarded for a C or higher in a Chemistry, Intermediate College Algebra, Precalculus, Finite Math, Statistics, or a higher-level Math if not already awarded points above.
  5. Two extra points awarded for an ACT composite score of 17 or higher.

Program information such as costs may be obtained from the College’s website at

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

Courses Required for Program Application

ORI 101 may be required for those without prior college coursework.  A higher level Math will substitute for MTH 116.  Click on the title for more information.

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Complete Graduation Application

Complete the graduation application and begin the process of a review of your degree plan before your final semester.

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