Medical Assisting

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Medical Assisting

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The program equips students with essential skills in health care administration, patient interaction, practical experience through externships, cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills, and adherence to ethical standards.

Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Balance: Efficient management of administrative tasks in health care settings
  • Patient Interaction: Effective communication with patients and medical professionals
  • Real-World Practice: Practical experience through externships in medical facilities
  • Cognitive Knowledge: Essential knowledge for medical assisting duties
  • Psychomotor Skills: Hands-on skills required in medical assisting
  • Ethical Standards: Understanding and adherence to ethical and legal standards in medical practice

Program Features:

  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Certification Exam: Eligibility for the certification exam for medical assistants by the American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Program Goals: Prepare competent entry-level medical assistants for successful employment
  • Program Outcomes: Retention rate for the 2020 admission cohort was 92.86%
  • National Certifying Exam: Prepare graduates for a national certifying exam with a minimum pass rate of 70% per cohort.

Tuition: How Much Does Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Diploma Program at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is a 50-credit hour program.

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About Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OCtech) is a public institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, serving Orangeburg and Calhoun counties. 

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