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Medical Assisting

  • Welcome

    Thanks for coming to the Medical Assisting web page. Medical Assisting graduates find great jobs working in family practice and specialty clinics. They play a valuable role working directly with physicians and patients. Keep reading below for more details...

    You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .

    Overview

    Medical Assisting students are trained to work in ambulatory clinics using the following skills: vital signs, height & weight, blood drawing and testing, urine testing, throat and nasal swabs, injections, electrocardiograms, and infant measurements (to name a few). They are trained to assist physicians with many types of procedures including minor surgeries. Students also learn the administrative side of a medical clinic and are trained to schedule appointments and perform insurance, coding and accounts receivable procedures.

    Graduates work in many types of clinics including family practice, cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, internal medicine, pediatric, podiatry, ophthalmology and optometry.

    This diploma program is typically completed in 12-18 months and some courses may be completed online. During the final quarter prior to graduation, students spend 240 hours in a physician’s office practicing skills learned during the program. All tuition, fees, books, scrubs, required supplies and related costs are the responsibility of the student.

    Accreditation

    SCC’s Medical Assisting Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350

    The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) has established thresholds to be reported on a yearly basis for outcomes assessment in medical assisting programs accredited by CAAHEP. The five-year weighted average for the Medical Assisting Program at Southeast Community College for Job Placement is 89%, Graduate Satisfaction is 100%, Employer Satisfaction is 99% and Exam Pass rate is 97%. Click on the link below to see the most recent five-year threshold results.

    Most Recent Five Year Threshold Results

    Mission

    The Southeast Community College Medical Assisting Program in collaboration with the healthcare community strives to prepare well educated, competent and professional medical assistants for employment in a variety of medical offices.

    Employment Outlook

    The employment of Medical Assistants is projected to increase 23.5 percent through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal training and certification. Prepare to enter one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting wage of $13.05 per hour.

    View Gainful Employment Information for this Program of Study.

    Starting Terms

    Fall Quarter, Spring Quarter (Students waiting for acceptance may still be eligible to begin taking classes prior to acceptance. Contact Kathy Zabel for more information 402-437-2756)

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    This program is located on the Lincoln Campus. The program prepares students to become competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. New students are admitted to the classroom program in the Spring and Fall quarters. Southeast Community College, in cooperation with Central Community College, provides an opportunity for students to earn an associate degree in Medical Assisting.
    Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    1. Application to the program.
    2. Specific levels of Math, Reading, and Writing Placement Scores
    3. Transcripts from high school, GED or other colleges (if applicable)

    Special Program Requirements

    1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 required to graduate from program.
    2. A current First Aid Certification and Nebraska State Medication Aide Registry are required prior to enrolling in the Practicum course.
    3. A current Basic Life support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider (HCP) by American Heart Association or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider by American Red Cross is required.
    4. Submit a completed Health Statement to the Health Sciences Division (due during MEDA1205.)
    5. A criminal background check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the background check, 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 CBC.
      Please note: Misdemeanor or felony convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring certification. (Contact the American Association of Medical Assistants Certifying Board for more information.)
    6. The following are required prior to the practicum rotation: a two-step skin test for tuberculosis (and/or a chest X-ray) and an influenza immunization.
    7. All MEDA and HLTH courses must be completed with a grade of 75% (C+) or higher to progress through the program.
    8. Students admitted to a Health Sciences program at Southeast Community College that requires a clinical rotation at a contracted healthcare facility will be required to submit to initial drug and alcohol testing prior to the first clinical rotation.
    9. Students are required to attend a mandatory program orientation on campus after registering for MEDA1102.

    Program Prerequisites:

    High school biology and other natural sciences are recommended prerequisites for Medical Assisting students.

    Practicum Education

    The Medical Assisting program prepares students for a career in medical assisting, including patient care, laboratory procedures and administrative skills. 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 office.

    Welcome

    Thanks for coming to the Medical Assisting web page. Medical Assisting graduates find great jobs working in family practice and specialty clinics. They play a valuable role working directly with physicians and patients. Keep reading below for more details...

    You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .

    Overview

    Medical Assisting students are trained to work in ambulatory clinics using the following skills: vital signs, height & weight, blood drawing and testing, urine testing, throat and nasal swabs, injections, electrocardiograms, and infant measurements (to name a few). They are trained to assist physicians with many types of procedures including minor surgeries. Students also learn the administrative side of a medical clinic and are trained to schedule appointments and perform insurance, coding and accounts receivable procedures.

    Graduates work in many types of clinics including family practice, cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, internal medicine, pediatric, podiatry, ophthalmology and optometry.

    This diploma program is typically completed in 12-18 months and some courses may be completed online. During the final quarter prior to graduation, students spend 240 hours in a physician’s office practicing skills learned during the program. All tuition, fees, books, scrubs, required supplies and related costs are the responsibility of the student.

    Accreditation

    SCC’s Medical Assisting Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350

    The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) has established thresholds to be reported on a yearly basis for outcomes assessment in medical assisting programs accredited by CAAHEP. The five-year weighted average for the Medical Assisting Program at Southeast Community College for Job Placement is 89%, Graduate Satisfaction is 100%, Employer Satisfaction is 99% and Exam Pass rate is 97%. Click on the link below to see the most recent five-year threshold results.

    Most Recent Five Year Threshold Results

    Mission

    The Southeast Community College Medical Assisting Program in collaboration with the healthcare community strives to prepare well educated, competent and professional medical assistants for employment in a variety of medical offices.

    Employment Outlook

    The employment of Medical Assistants is projected to increase 23.5 percent through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal training and certification. Prepare to enter one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting wage of $13.05 per hour.

    View Gainful Employment Information for this Program of Study.

    Starting Terms

    Fall Quarter, Spring Quarter (Students waiting for acceptance may still be eligible to begin taking classes prior to acceptance. Contact Kathy Zabel for more information 402-437-2756)

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  • Contacts

    Kathy Zabel

    Program Chair

    Tel: 402-437-2756

    Toll Free: 800-642-4075

    Ext: 2756

    Fax: 402-437-2592

    kzabel@southeast.edu

    Lincoln Campus

    8800 O Street
    Lincoln, NE 68520-1299

    Tel: 402-437-2600

    Toll Free: 800-642-4075

    Ext: 2600

    Fax: 402-437-2402

    admissions@southeast.edu

     
    Kathy Zabel
    Program Chair
    402-437-2756 Ext: 2756
    800-642-4075 Ext: 2756
    Fax: 402-437-2592
    Lincoln Campus
    8800 O Street
    Lincoln, NE 68520-1299
    402-437-2600 Ext: 2600
    800-642-4075 Ext: 2600
    Fax: 402-437-2402