Connecticut State Technical High School System

Connecticut State Technical High School System

Program Reviewed

Medical Terminology Program

Courses and Credit Recommendations

  • Medical Terminology for Medical Assistants (MD 903) (3 credits, lower level)

Dates Valid

October 2009 - October 2019

Source of Records

Platt Technical High School; 600 Orange Avenue; Milford, CT 06461

About the Reviewed Program

The mission of the Connecticut Technical High School System Adult Education Program is to provide a unique and rigorous post-secondary learning environment that ensures both student academic success, and trade mastery and instills a zest for lifelong learning; prepares students for career advancement, apprenticeships, and immediate productive employment; responds to employers' and industries' current and emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations through business/school partnerships.

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Course Descriptions

Medical Terminology for Medical Assistants (MD 903) (3 credits, lower level)
This course will cover medical terminology highlighting the structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms and how to define medical words. Spelling, pronunciation and word building rules are emphasized. These skills will provide the student with a powerful foundation of knowledge for the language of medicine. The course consists of 100 hours of instruction.