Thank you for your interest in SCC's Medical Assisting program. Medical Assisting graduates find great jobs working in family practice and specialty clinics. They play a valuable role working directly with physicians and patients.
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Medical Assisting students are trained to work in ambulatory clinics using the following skills: vital signs, height and 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, pediatrics, podiatry, pulmonology, ophthalmology, optometry, and urology.
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.
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
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 85%, Graduate Satisfaction is 100%, Employer Satisfaction is 100% and Exam Pass rate is 94%. Click on the link below to see the most recent five-year threshold results.
Most Recent Five Year Threshold Results
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 $13.70 per hour.
View Gainful Employment Information for this Program of Study.
Fall (October) and Spring (March) quarters. 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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High school biology and other natural sciences are recommended prerequisites for Medical Assisting students.
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.