Medical Assisting

Midlands Technical College

Medical Assisting

West Columbia, South Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Midlands Technical College equips students with a comprehensive set of clinical, clerical, and management skills essential for a successful career in health care.

Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Skills: Patient preparation, vital signs, medical histories, office lab procedures, electrocardiograms, and patient instruction
  • Clerical Skills: Patient screening, medical records, transcription, phone calls, data entry, insurance claims, and patient accounts
  • Medical Office Management: Principles of banking, accounting, billing, and office management
  • Medical Terminology: Study of medical terms with a focus on spelling, definition, and pronunciation
  • Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques: Specimen collection, hematology, and body fluid procedures

Program Features:

  • Clinical Experiences: Externships in outpatient settings for hands-on experience
  • Certification Preparation: Training for CMA or RMA exams
  • Career Articulation: Pathways to other health care professions
  • Accreditation: CAAHEP-accredited program
  • Occupational Safety Training: Education on workplace safety in medical assisting

Outcomes:

  • Job Placement Rate: 91.67% placement rate for 2020 graduates
  • Exam Pass Rate: 100% pass rate for CMA or RMA exams

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

From Midlands Technical College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Midlands Technical College has an approximate tuition cost of $7,520. Please note that this cost does not include additional fees and equipment that may be required throughout the course. These additional costs will need to be considered separately.

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

The program length for the Medical Assisting Academic Certificate at Midlands Technical College is four semesters.

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About Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College is a public technical college in West Columbia, South Carolina, with approximately 16,000 students.

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