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Medical Assisting

  • Welcome

    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.

    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 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.

    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 87%, Graduate Satisfaction is 100%, Employer Satisfaction is 100% and Exam Pass rate is 96%. Click on the link below to see the most recent five-year threshold results.

    Most Recent Five Year Threshold Results

    Mission

    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 $13.70 per hour.

    View Gainful Employment Information for this Program of Study.

    Starting Terms

    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.