Medical Assisting/Medical Laboratory Assistant

South Piedmont Community College Medical Assisting/Medical Laboratory Assistant Polkton, North Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting/Medical Laboratory Assistant Program equips students with a diverse set of skills essential for both administrative and clinical roles in health care. The program focuses on developing administrative abilities, clinical proficiency, interpersonal communication, professionalism, and technical competence.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Abilities: Updating patient records, coding insurance forms, and scheduling appointments
  • Clinical Proficiency: Taking medical histories, preparing patients for exams, and collecting laboratory specimens
  • Interpersonal Communication: Effective communication with patients and addressing their concerns
  • Professionalism: Adhering to legal and ethical boundaries in health care
  • Technical Competence: Using Electronic Medical Records (EMR/EHR) systems for documenting patient information

Program Features:

  • Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Career Prospects in various medical specialties, outpatient care facilities, and physician offices
  • Practical Experience through a clinical practicum in physician’s offices
  • Certification as Certified Medical Assistants for enhanced employability
  • Specialization Options with a focus on Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate within the Medical Assistant Diploma

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

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Program Length: How Long Is South Piedmont Community College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting diploma program at South Piedmont Community College is two semesters.

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About South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College is a public institution located in Polkton, North Carolina, with two campuses and two auxiliary centers in Anson and Union counties. 

Established in 1962, the college has a rich history and is part of the North Carolina Community College System. South Piedmont Community College offers a variety of programs, including certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees, and has an open admissions policy. 

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