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    Placement/Transfer 94%

    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2013-2014 graduates found work or continued their education.


Medical Assisting

  • Welcome

    The medical assistant is an essential link between the physician and patient, providing support services in a variety of skill areas. The Medical Assisting program includes instruction in patient care procedures, basic laboratory techniques, and administrative skills.  A medical assistant is an integral member of the health care 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 is usually completed in 18-24 months. Some courses can be completed online. The final quarter involves 240 hours practicing skills in a 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 ( 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 a 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. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting wage of $12.10 per hour.

    View Gainful Employment Information for this Program of Study.

    Starting Terms

    Fall Quarter, Spring Quarter.

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    Admission Requirements

    1. Application to the program.
    2. Specific levels of Math, Reading, and Writing Placement Scores.

    Special Program Requirements

    1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 required to graduate from program.
    2. A current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card, First Aid Certification and Nebraska State Medication Aide Registry are required prior to enrolling in MEDA 1401.
    3. Submit completed Health Statement to the Health Sciences Division (due during MEDA1205.)
    4. 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.)
    5. A two-step skin test for tuberculosis and/or a chest X-ray are required. (Flu immunization is required.)
    6. All MEDA and MEDT courses must be completed with a grade of 75% (C+) or higher to progress through the program.
    7. Students may be requested by clinical sites to take a drug test.
    8. Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation on campus.

    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.


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  • Contacts

    Kathy Zabel

    Program Chair

    Tel: 402-437-2756

    Toll Free: 800-642-4075

    Ext: 2756

    Fax: 402-437-2592

    Lincoln Campus

    8800 O Street
    Lincoln, NE 68520-1299

    Tel: 402-437-2600

    Toll Free: 800-642-4075

    Ext: 2600

    Fax: 402-437-2402