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, 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.
In addition to classroom hours, students complete a 240-hour clinical practicum to be eligible for graduation. This practicum experience is one of the most beneficial components of the Medical Assisting curriculum.
The Medical Assisting program at SCC has a job placement rate of 86% for the 2019 graduates. The exam passage rate for the 2019 graduates is 100%.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - Medical Assisting
Diploma - Medical Assisting
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