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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 2024 Medical Terminology courses. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.

This course may not transfer to other colleges.

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.

At the end of the course, students are awarded a certificate of completion.

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

Prospective applicants must submit or meet each of the requirements listed, and copies of required documents must be submitted to the admissions office before the first day of class.

If you cannot obtain each requirement prior to the start date of your selected program or course, you will need to postpone your enrollment and resubmit a registration for a later start date.

Enrollments are conditional until all fees, paperwork, and admission requirements are completed.

Course Textbook

The required textbook that will be used throughout this course is:

  • Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 9th Edition, by Peggy C. Leonard. 
    – ISBN Number: 9780323595995


The cost for this book is NOT included in the total cost of the course.

It is the student’s responsibility to purchase and obtain the required course textbook in time for the start of class on the course start date. 

This textbook can be purchased directly on campus for an additional fee. Please contact us for pricing details.

Students may also purchase the textbook from any online or brick-and-mortar vendor of their choice such as Amazon, Chegg, Elsevier, Barnes & Noble, etc. If purchasing the textbook independently, students should be sure to verify the textbook edition and ISBN number match what is listed above.

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. 

Class Time
Weekday (Tue. & Thur.)
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Online (Tue. & Thur.)
8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Available Start Dates

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

  • Additional start dates coming soon!

Online Medical Terminology is taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., of which 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be online with the instructor. Enrollment is open for the following start dates:

  • July 8 – 26, 2024
  • Aug. 5 – 23, 2024
  • Sep. 9 – 27, 2024

Cost and Registration

The Medical Terminology course is $240.00 which includes the cost of tuition. The cost of textbooks is not included. There is an additional $25.00 non-refundable registration fee. 

Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Cash – (must be exact change)
  • Money order – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Cashier’s check – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Zelle – (Zelle payments are to be sent to AR@macohs.edu)


Tuition and fees are due in full before the first day of class. There are no payment plans available for this course. 

To speak with our admissions staff about this course, text or leave a voicemail at (913) 708-8323. You can also speak to us in person at
10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204 

If you’ve made up your mind, register and start the enrollment process now by clicking the green button.