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      SCC is one of the most affordable higher education options in Nebraska.

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    SCC is one of the most affordable higher education options in Nebraska.
    Tuition and Fees
    Medical Assisting
    Affordable education
    SCC is one of the most affordable higher education options in Nebraska.
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Medical Assisting

  • Welcome

    A medical assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team. An essential link between the physician and patient, a medical assistant provides support services in a variety of skill areas. The Medical Assisting program includes instruction in patient care procedures, basic laboratory techniques and administrative skills which makes for a fast-moving and challenging career.

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

    Overview

    The Medical Assisting program is typically completed in 18-24 months and some courses may 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 (www.caahep.org) 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. 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 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 the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The five-year weighted average for the Medical Assisting Program at Southeast Community College for Job Placement is 85 percent, Graduate Satisfaction is 100 percent, Employer Satisfaction is 99 percent and Exam Pass rate is 98 percent. Click on the link below to see the most recent five year threshold results.

    Most Recent Five Year Threshold Results

    Mission

    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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    Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    1. Application to the program.
    2. Specific levels of Math, Reading and Writing Placement Scores.
    3. Program pre-requisites:
      HLTH 1060 - Comprehensive Medical Terminology 4.5 credits
      BIOS 1140 - Human Anatomy & Lab 6.0 credit

    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. 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.
    6. All MEDA courses must be completed with a grade of 75 percent (C+) or higher to progress through the program.
    7. 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.
    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.

    Welcome

    A medical assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team. An essential link between the physician and patient, a medical assistant provides support services in a variety of skill areas. The Medical Assisting program includes instruction in patient care procedures, basic laboratory techniques and administrative skills which makes for a fast-moving and challenging career.

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

    Overview

    The Medical Assisting program is typically completed in 18-24 months and some courses may 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 (www.caahep.org) 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. 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 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 the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The five-year weighted average for the Medical Assisting Program at Southeast Community College for Job Placement is 85 percent, Graduate Satisfaction is 100 percent, Employer Satisfaction is 99 percent and Exam Pass rate is 98 percent. Click on the link below to see the most recent five year threshold results.

    Most Recent Five Year Threshold Results

    Mission

    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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  • 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