Medical Terminology

  • An affordable general education course
  • Expert instructors with decades of industry experience
  • 2-credit prerequisite for our Practical Nurse program

Program duration: 3 weeks.

Available schedules: Weekday (classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Enrollment is ongoing for all 2023  Medical Terminology courses. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.

Medical Terminology course info

Course Description

The Medical Terminology course at Mid-America College of Health Sciences is a 2-credit-hour (30-clock-hour) course that explores the root words, suffixes, and prefixes of the vocabulary used in medical offices and facilities.

The course will cover the nervous, skeletal, cardiovascular, muscular, and other major systems of the human body, and discuss terms related to physiology, anatomy, and pathological conditions. Students will learn how to spell, define, and pronounce common medical terms.

Course Topics

The course content includes but is not limited to:

  • Simplified Medical Language
  • Suffixes and Combining Forms Made Easy
  • Essential Prefixes and More
  • Diagnostic Procedures and Therapeutic Interventions
  • The Body as a Whole

General Admission Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set
  • Negative covid-19 test result

The Medical Terminology course is a 2-credit prerequisite course for the Practical Nurse program.

Course Schedule

Medical Terminology is a 3-week course with classes that take place in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Applicants who have met all the necessary requirements must meet for an orientation on the Monday preceding the course start date at 1 p.m. At the end of the course, students are awarded a certificate of completion.

Class Time
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Available Start Dates

The following start dates are available between January to June, 2023:

  • May 9 – 25, 2023

The following start dates are available between July to December, 2023:

  • July 11 – 27, 2023

Cost and Registration

Tuition for the Medical Terminology course is $230, which also covers the cost of the class book. There’s also a $25 non-refundable application fee and a 2.3% processing charge that applies to every transaction.

Payment must be paid in full before the course start date. Partial payment may be made, but the complete costs need to be received for you to participate in the course.

To speak with one of our admissions staff about this program, call or text (913) 708-8323 or stop by our facility at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204. If you’ve made the decision to enroll, you may kickstart the enrollment process by clicking that button and register today.

Need financial assistance?

If you qualify, KC Scholars will pay your full tuition and fees