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    Medical Assisting Program.
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    Medical Assisting Program.
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Medical Assisting Program.
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
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Medical Assisting

  •  Estimated Cost: $7,570

    Program Length: 3 semester(s)

    Locations: Lincoln

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring / Summer

    Awards Offered: Dip

    Program Description

    If you are looking for a valuable role in the healthcare field working directly with physicians and patients, then the Medical Assisting program is the right choice for you. Some of the skills you will be trained to use include taking vital signs, blood drawing and testing, throat and nasal swabs, assist with minor surgeries, schedule appointments, and perform insurance, coding and accounts receivable procedures.

    You will complete this program in three terms minimum with the option of taking some courses online. During your final term, you will spend 225 hours in a physician’s office using the skills you learned in your courses. All tuition, fees, books, scrubs, required supplies, and related costs are your responsibility.

    View your calendar conversion plan.

    Medical assistants are trained to work in ambulatory clinics performing a variety of tasks. You will be a successful medical assistant if you:

    • maintain professionalism and show initiative to get the job done
    • have patience and tact while communicating with patients and healthcare professionals
    • are detail oriented and able to work on a team
    • can work with patients where there is a possibility of exposure to blood or other body fluids
    • have manual dexterity to use health-related screening tools
    • are able to multitask (you may have several patients in varying stages of readiness for the practitioner)
    • understand and can function in areas where confidentiality and safety are of the utmost importance
    • are a sequential and logical thinker who can work step-by-step to complete a job correctly
    • are a person of character with honesty and integrity

    Follow the steps on the Admission Checklist to complete your application.

    Admissions Resources:

    When you graduate from the Medical Assisting program, you will be prepared to enter one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. The employment of medical assistants is projected to increase by 23.5% through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting salary of $14.75 per hour. Career options include:

    • Certified Medical Assistant
    • Optometry Technician

    Federal regulations [34CFR 668.8(k) and (l)] mandate that programs not leading to a degree, and all the courses within the program are not fully transferable to a higher degree, can only partially be paid by federal student aid. A specific federal formula determines the number of credits allowed to be paid by financial aid. At SCC, those programs and the number of credits eligible for federal financial aid are:

    ProgramNumber of Credits in the ProgramNumber of Credits Eligible for Financial AidNumber of Credits Not Paid
    Medical Assisting352510

    So, what does this mean?

    If you enroll in one of the above-mentioned diploma programs, federal financial aid will not pay for the entire program. You will be responsible for the tuition and fees for the number of credits listed in the “Number of Credits Not Paid” column.

    Please refer to the SCC catalog for current program requirements.

    SCC’s Medical Assisting program is fully accredited upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board by:

    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 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 Threshold Results
    YearRetentionExam ParticipationExam Pass Rate
     >=60%>=30%>=60%
    201796.20%100%85.70%

    Kathy Zabel, Program Director, MA, BS, AAS, RRT, LRCP, RMA(AMT)
    402-437-2756
    kzabel@southeast.edu

    Tracy Buch, MA, R.T.(R)(M)
    402-437-2755
    tbuch@southeast.edu

    Amy Holst, RN, BSN
    402-325-4721
    aholst@southeast.edu

    Jamie Hosler, BS, RRT, RPSGT
    402-437-2791
    jhosler@southeast.edu

    Brenda Manning, AAS, CST, RT(R)
    bmanning@southeast.edu
    402-437-2792

    Francine Oran, MA, BS, RMA, LRT, PBT(ASCP)
    foran@southeast.edu
    402-437-2764

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