• Placement/Transfer 94%

    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education.

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Medical Assisting

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    The medical assistant is an essential link between the doctor and the patient, providing support services in a variety of skill areas. The Medical Assisting Program includes instruction in office patient care procedures and basic laboratory techniques. Students learn office practices and receptionist or secretarial duties related to a medical environment. A medical assistant is an integral member of the healthcare delivery team. The many different roles that are assumed in the medical assisting profession assure a fast-moving and challenging career.

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    The Medical Assisting program may be completed in four or six quarters. Students are on campus participating in lecture and lab courses during three of the four quarters. The last quarter involves the unique opportunity for students to demonstrate the skills they have learned in an actual physician's office. All tuition, fees, books, uniforms, required equipment, and related costs are the responsibility of the student. SCC's Medical Assisting Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350. Upon successful completion of the Program, the student will be awarded a diploma.SCC has an articulation agreement with Central Community College to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting.


    The mission of SCC’s Medical Assisting program is to offer a broad foundation in basic medical assisting skills, including an opportunity for practical experience in the physician’s office. The Medical Assisting student will have the opportunity to acquire this knowledge and become competent in the various required skills under the guidance and supervision of qualified instructors.

    Employment Outlook

    Medical Assisting is projected to have a 35.4 percent growth in employment. Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal training and certification. Prepare to enter one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. SCC graduates report an average starting salary of $11.75 an hour, with a high salary of $18 per hour.

    View Gainful Employment Information in this Program of Study.

    Starting Terms

    Fall Quarter, Spring Quarter.

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    Program Requirements

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities 

    1. Maintain acceptable academic standing in the Medical Assisting program.
    2. Maintain attendance standards according to the Medical Assisting program.
    3. To continue in the program, all classes in the Medical Assisting program must be completed with a minimum of a C+.
    4. Follow all safety requirements while on campus and during clinical education experiences.
    5. Participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.
    6. Be responsible for program costs: tuition, fees, books, and supplies.
    7. Maintain confidentiality regarding personal health information of the patient and abide by HIPAA guidelines.
    8. Complete the clinical education without financial reimbursement.
    Important Admission LinksSpecial Program Requirements 
    1. Current CPR card is required prior to participating in the practicum experience.
    2. Felony convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring certification. Contact the American Association of Medical Assistants Certifying Board for more information.
    3. Students must register and pass MEDA1205 in the quarter just prior to registering for MEDA1301, MEDT1161, MEDT1171, and MEDT1181 & MEDT1191.
    Special Medical Assisting Online Requirements 
    1. All preparatory courses must be completed before acceptance into the online program.
    2. Students are required to visit the Lincoln Campus during four hybrid courses. About 50 percent of a hybrid course is spent online and about 50 percent is spent face to face.
    • Every effort will be made to have the clinical experience close to the student's home.
    • The online program is designed to be completed in five quarters.
    For more information, please call 402-437-2756 or 800-642-4075 ext. 2756, or the Lincoln Campus Admissions Office, 8800 O St., Lincoln, NE., 402-437-2600 or 800-642-4075 ext. 2600. 
      Practicum Education
      The Medical Assisting program prepares students for a career in medical assisting, including patient care, laboratory procedures and medical office administration. In addition, 240 hours of practicum experience is provided for students in cooperation with physicians in Lincoln and surrounding communities. It provides a unique opportunity to apply what is learned on campus to real-world situations in a physician's clinical setting.
      Criminal Background Check
      A Criminal Background Check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the CBC, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for this Criminal Background Check.

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