Medical Assisting

Carteret Community College

Medical Assisting

Morehead City, North Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The program equips students with essential skills in administrative tasks, clinical procedures, ethical and legal knowledge, and certification preparation. It offers accreditation from CAAHEP and MAERB, a high job placement rate, transfer opportunities, performance standards, and career support.

Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Tasks: Scheduling, insurance processing, billing, collections, and computer operations
  • Clinical Procedures: Assisting with examinations, laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, and medication administration
  • Ethical and Legal Knowledge: Training in ethical and legal issues in patient care
  • Certification Preparation: Preparation for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination

Program Features:

  • Accreditation by CAAHEP and MAERB
  • Job Placement: 81.82% job placement rate in 2020
  • Transfer Opportunities: Pathways to universities like East Tennessee State University and Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • Performance Standards: Emphasis on critical thinking, interpersonal skills, communication, and essential abilities
  • Career Support: Assistance for employment in various health care settings

For more information or to attend an information session, contact Program Chair Vonda Godette at (252) 222-6168 or

Tuition: How Much Does Carteret Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Carteret Community College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting Diploma at Carteret Community College is 46 credits to complete.

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About Carteret Community College

Carteret Community College is a public community college located in Morehead City, North Carolina. Established in 1963, the college is one of the 58 institutions that comprise the North Carolina Community College System. 

Carteret Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and offers more than 90 associate's degrees, diplomas, and certificates that prepare students for university transfer or immediate employment.

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