Medical Assisting

Central Piedmont Community College Medical Assisting Matthews, North Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Central Piedmont focuses on teaching students a range of clinical and administrative skills essential for a career in health care.

Clinical Skills:

  • Recording vital signs
  • Drawing blood and administering injections
  • Assisting physicians with medical examinations

Administrative Skills:

  • Organizing medical records
  • Scheduling appointments and receiving patients
  • Performing medical coding and submitting insurance billing

Program Features Offered:

  • Hands-On Training: Provides essential skills for a successful health care career
  • Accreditation: Nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Success Rate: Graduates have a 100% pass rate on the AAMA national certified medical assistant (CMA) exam
  • Career Opportunities: Employment options in various health care settings

Additional Program Information:

  • Real-World Education: Opportunities for networking and skill enhancement
  • Program Options: Offers diploma and Associate in Applied Science degree in medical assisting
  • Practicums: Available with regional healthcare providers
  • Career Growth: Expected faster-than-average employment growth
  • Costs and Aid: Affordable education with financial aid and scholarships

For more details, visit Central Piedmont's website.

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

From Central Piedmont Community College's website

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at Central Piedmont Community College offers a comprehensive education for aspiring medical assistants. For in-state students, the tuition cost is $5,922 with General Education courses included, and $5,347 without these courses. Out-of-state students will need to invest a bit more, with tuition costs of $14,371 with General Education courses, and $12,643 without. These costs reflect the high-quality education and hands-on experience students receive throughout the program.

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

The program length for the Medical Assisting Diploma at Central Piedmont Community College is 47 credits to complete.

From Central Piedmont Community College's website

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About Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College is a public institution in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The school has an open admissions policy and a student-faculty ratio of 19-to-1. Central Piedmont Community College was founded in 1963 and is part of the North Carolina Community College System. 

It has six campuses and three centers, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma, and certificate programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers online courses.

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