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Medical Assisting Diploma (D45400)
The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.
Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.
Graduates of CAAHEP accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.
Advanced credits can be awarded toward completion of requirements for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting. Individuals desiring a career in Medical Assisting should, if possible, take biology, mathematics, keyboarding, and computer courses prior to entering the program. Students are admitted to the Medical Assisting program Fall and Spring semesters.
A Diploma in Medical Assisting is awarded by the college upon completion of the diploma requirements. Graduates of this CAAHEP Accredited program may apply to take the certification examination administered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Credits from this program can be applied toward requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting.
ACA 118 College Study Skills is highly recommended before or with entrance in the Medical Assisting program.
Progression in this program is dependent on satisfying course prerequisites, corequisites, and maintaining a grade of C or better for all courses in the curriculum.
International students should refer to the College Catalog for information regarding evidence of English competency. Academic resources available to international students may be accessed through the Office of International Programs and Services, located on Central Campus.
In addition to tuition, lab fees, and textbooks, this program has additional costs that include uniforms, lab coats, personal protective equipment, physical examination, application fees for sitting for the Certification Exam, and a CPCC Medical Assisting pin.
In order to participate in clinical education experiences at health care facilities, students may be required to submit results of a NC state or national criminal background check at their own expense. As a condition of program admission, students may be required to verify that they are United States citizens or are otherwise legally authorized residents of the United States.
For More Information
The Medical Assisting Program is in the Health Sciences Division. For More Information, please call the program chair at 704.330.6493. Program counselors can be reached by calling 704.330.6433 or 5013.