The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.
Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.
The Alamance Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
In addition to the course work, the Medical Assisting program also requires 208 hours of clinical externship in a medical office. Externships are supervised by an instructor and an on-site resource person. Students are not permitted to receive any monetary compensation for their externship, but you will have an opportunity to work directly with patients to gain real-world experience in the field.
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Upon graduation students are eligible to work in physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, hospital clinics, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and other related areas.
Students are admitted under the Associate in General Education Degree until they have met the admissions requirements for the program. Faculty members advise students as to the courses they should take before formal admission. All developmental requirements may need to be completed before admission or registration into some courses.
The following requirements must be completed for admission:
Students who are admitted to the medical assisting program should be full-time students and follow the semester-by-semester curriculum plan.
For more specifics on admissions criteria contact the department head or Student Development.
The following requirements must be met for a Medical Assisting Student (A45400) to progress through the program:
Clinical sites may require a criminal records check, drug testing or other requirements before students are allowed to participate at their facility.
Students entering the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in the admissions office and in the program handbook.
Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Coordinator for Special Needs and Counseling at 336-506-4130 for more specific information.
Students are admitted under the Associate in General Education Degree until they have met admissions requirements for the Medical Assisting Program. Medical assisting faculty members advise students as to the courses in the medical assisting curriculum they should take before formal admission. All developmental requirements must be completed before admission. Students may take ACA111, MED 110, MED 121, and MED 122 during this time.
Students admitted in the evening option are subject to the same admission and progression criteria as a day schedule student. Students entering in the evening option are considered part time and should graduate three and one-half years after entering the Program, with no interruptions in progress through the curriculum.