Medical Assisting

Stanly Community College

Medical Assisting

Locust, North Carolina

Diploma
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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program equips students with the skills needed to excel as multi-skilled health care professionals capable of handling administrative, clinical, and laboratory tasks. Key areas covered include appointment scheduling, insurance processing, billing, collections, computer operations, assisting in examinations and treatments, laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, medication administration, and ethical/legal considerations in patient care. Graduates are prepared for employment in physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

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

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

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Stanly Community College varies depending on the type of student and the specific curriculum. 

For full-time students in the Medical Assisting program, the time to complete is as follows:

  • Option 1: 21 classes, 5 semesters, 2 years
  • Option 2: 15 classes, 3 semesters, 1 year
  • Option 3: 7 classes, 2 semesters, 1 year

There are also options for students who only need to complete the general education requirements:

  • Option 1: 8 classes
  • Option 2: 4 classes
  • Option 3: 2 classes

Please note that the specific skills learned in the program include appointment scheduling, coding, insurance processing, billing, collections, computer operations, examination and treatment practices, laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, medication administration, and ethical and legal issues.

For more information about the program, you can refer to the college catalog or contact the success coaches for academic advising.

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About Stanly Community College

Stanly Community College (SCC) is a public community college in Albemarle, North Carolina. Established in 1971, the college is part of the North Carolina Community College System.

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