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 or Online.

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

Course Text Book

The text book that will be used for this course is Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 9th Edition, by Peggy C. Leonard. You may order your copy from any store books are sold.

Medical Terminology textbook

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 an in-person and online schedule option. Classes for the in-person Weekday schedule option take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

Classes for the Online schedule option take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Class sessions for the online schedule option are taught synchronously with the instructor. 

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
Weekday (Tue. & Thur.)
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Online (Tue. & Thur.)
7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Available Start Dates

The following start dates are available for the in-person Tuesday & Thursday schedule:

  • Sep. 26 – Oct. 12, 2023
  • Dec. 12 – 28, 2023
  • Feb. 27 – Mar. 14, 2024
  • May 14 – May 30, 2024

The following start dates are available for the Online Tuesday & Thursday schedule:

  • Oct. 3 – Oct. 19, 2023

Cost and Registration

Tuition for the Medical Terminology course is $230.00 and there is a non-refundable registration fee of $25.00

Tuition and fees must be paid in full before the course start date. Partial payments may be made, but the total balance must be received in order to participate in the course. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, money order, cashier’s check, or Zelle.

Zelle payments are to be sent

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.