Medical Assisting

Southwestern Community College

Medical Assisting

Sylva, North Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting program at Southwestern Community College provides students with essential skills in administrative tasks, clinical procedures, and health care operations, preparing them for various roles in the health care sector.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Tasks: Scheduling appointments, coding insurance accounts, billing, and collections
  • Clinical Procedures: Assisting with examinations and treatments, performing routine lab procedures, electrocardiography, and supervised medication administration
  • Healthcare Operations: Medical transcription, computer operations, and ethical/legal issues in patient care

Features Offered:

  • Career Opportunities: Graduates can pursue careers in physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals
  • Hands-On Training: Coursework covers medical terminology, administrative procedures, exam room and laboratory procedures, drug therapy, and patient education
  • Practical Application: Clinical practicum and real-world experience with supervised medication administration

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

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

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE is as follows:

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS): The program is divided into two semesters and one summer semester, totaling approximately 5 semesters.
  • Certificate + Career and College Promise (CCP): The program is divided into one semester, totaling approximately 1 semester.

Please note that the program length may vary depending on the student's course load and progress.

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About Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College (SCC) is a public institution of higher education serving a diverse community in southern San Diego County, California.

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