Medical Assisting

Richmond Community College

Medical Assisting

Hamlet, North Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Richmond Community College focuses on teaching a variety of skills essential for medical assistants. Students learn administrative tasks like appointment scheduling and billing, clinical skills including assisting with treatments, and laboratory skills such as medication administration. Additionally, the program covers areas like medical transcription, computer operations, and ethical/legal issues in patient care.

Skills Taught:

  • Administrative skills such as scheduling, coding, insurance processing, billing, and collections
  • Clinical skills including assisting with treatments, laboratory procedures, and electrocardiography
  • Laboratory skills like supervised medication administration
  • Knowledge of medical transcription, computer operations, and ethical/legal issues

Program Features:

  • Graduates may qualify for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination
  • Employment opportunities in various health care settings
  • Program designed to produce competent medical assistants in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains
  • High success rate: 100% of program graduates passed the National Certification Exam in 2020.

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

From Richmond Community College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Richmond Community College offers a comprehensive education at a cost of $8,007. This cost covers the tuition for the entire program, providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the health care field. Please note that this cost does not include any additional fees or expenses that may be associated with the program.

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

The program length for the Medical Assisting Associate in Applied Science program at Rchmond Community College is 5 semesters or 70 semester credit hours to complete.

From Richmond Community College's website

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About Richmond Community College

Richmond Community College is a public institution located in Hamlet, North Carolina, with a total enrollment of approximately 2,226 students. 

The college offers curriculum credit courses that lead to certificates, diplomas, and degrees, often during the fall and spring semesters. These courses are designed to transfer to colleges and universities. 

Additionally, Richmond Community College provides non-credit courses through its Corporate and Continuing Education area. These courses range from personal enrichment offerings to those that lead to career opportunities, such as industrial mechanics, nurse aid, or welding. Students receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing these courses and may earn certificates that apply toward specific licenses and license renewal credits.

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