Medical Assisting

Overview

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.

Additional Information

The Medical Assisting program at SCC has a job placement rate of 71% for the 2019 graduates. The exam passage rate for the 2019 graduates is 100%. 

Accreditation

The Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Exam Review Board.
 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158 
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727)210-2350

Credential Requirements:

Associate of Applied Science Degree - Medical Assisting

Diploma - Medical Assisting

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Help Paying For School

Students enrolling in for-credit curriculum courses can apply for multiple forms of financial assistance to help pay for school including Federal Student Aid and SCC Foundation Scholarships.

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