Medical Assistant Program

Greenville Technical College

Medical Assistant Program

Greenville, South Carolina

Certificate
Hybrid
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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Greenville Technical College equips students with essential clinical, administrative, communication, ethical, legal, cultural competence, and critical thinking skills.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Skills: Vital signs, medical supplies, medications, patient screenings
  • Administrative Skills: Scheduling, billing, coding, referrals, patient rights
  • Communication: Patient and colleague interaction, advocacy, healthcare navigation
  • Ethical and Legal Knowledge: Legal implications, ethical considerations, healthcare laws
  • Cultural Competence: Cultural awareness for diverse patient populations
  • Critical Thinking: Skills for academic and professional patient care

Program Features:

  • Hands-On Training: Practical experience in physicians' offices
  • Certification Preparation: Eligibility for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential
  • High Demand Career: Opportunities locally and nationally
  • Accreditation: CAAHEP accredited, follows MAERB requirements
  • Professional Development: Fosters professionalism, integrity, responsibility in students

Tuition: How Much Does Greenville Technical College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Greenville Technical College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Program at Greenville Technical College is a 38-credit hour program. It is designed as a 1 + 1 program, with Phase I consisting of 13 credit hours of general education courses and Phase II consisting of 25 credit hours of medical assistant coursework and clinicals. Phase II is completed over three consecutive semesters.

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About Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College is a public community college located in Greenville, South Carolina. 

Established in 1960, it began operation in September 1962 and has since grown into a thriving institution with multiple locations across Greenville County. 

The college offers certificate, associate, and bachelor's degrees, serving a diverse student body of 4,005 undergraduates. 

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