Medical Assisting

Henderson Community College Medical Assisting Henderson, Kentucky

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Henderson Community College equips students with essential administrative, clinical, and patient care skills to pursue careers as certified medical assistants. The program emphasizes successful job outcomes and boasts a high job placement rate.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills: Managing medical records, processing insurance claims, and handling office financial records
  • Clinical Tasks: Recording medical histories, taking vital signs, administering medications, and conducting basic laboratory tests
  • Patient Care: Preparing patients for exams, procedures, and treatments, assisting with physical examinations, and minor office surgeries

Program Features:

  • Pathways to Employment: Two-year pathway for employment as certified medical assistants
  • High Job Placement Rate: 100% of graduating students secured employment in medical assisting or related fields in 2020
  • Accreditation: Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

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

From Henderson Community College's website

Program Length: How Long Is Henderson Community College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Henderson Community College includes the following options:

  • Associate in applied science (AAS) - medical assisting: 60-67 total credit hours
  • Diploma - medical assisting: 46-53 total credit hours
  • Certificate - Medical Office Administrative Assistant: 15-19 total credit hours
  • Certificate - Medical Office Insurance Billing and Coding: 12-16 total credit hours
  • Certificate - Phlebotomist: 4-9 total credit hours
  • Certificate - Electrocardiograph Technician: 17-22 total credit hours

From Henderson Community College's website

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About Henderson Community College

Henderson Community College is a public institution located in a rural area of Henderson, Kentucky. 

With a total enrollment of 1,331 students, the school offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in various fields, including Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, and Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician. 

The college has an open admissions policy and utilizes a semester-based academic year with a student-faculty ratio of 15-to-1. The average scholarship or grant award is $3,129, and tuition and fees are $4,488 for in-state students and $15,240 for out-of-state students.

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