Medical Assistant

Sussex County Community College

Medical Assistant

Newton, New Jersey

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Sussex County Community College teaches a range of key administrative and clinical duties to students, preparing them for roles in health care settings.

Administrative Duties:

  • Using computer applications
  • Welcoming patients and scheduling appointments
  • Updating and filing patient medical records
  • Arranging hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Handling correspondence, billing, coding, insurance forms, and bookkeeping

Clinical Duties:

  • Taking medical history and preparing patients for exams
  • Patient education and explaining treatment procedures
  • Assisting physicians during exams and minor surgical procedures
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing basic lab tests
  • Instructing patients on medication and diets
  • Administering medications as directed
  • Drawing blood and performing electrocardiograms

Program Features Offered by Sussex County Community College:

  • CAAHEP accredited 36-credit Certification Program
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Program Outcomes:

  • Prepares competent entry-level medical assistants in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains
  • Sensitive to health care industry needs
  • Ensures adherence to HIPAA regulations, OSHA standards, and ethical codes
  • Provides quality courses and faculty for student achievement
  • Prepares students for national certification exams
  • Offers a positive learning experience during externship

Certification Exams:

  • Graduates eligible for various certification exams like CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), CCMA (NHA), among others

These skills and features equip students with the necessary knowledge and competencies to excel as medical assistants in various health care settings.

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

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Program Length: How Long Is Sussex County Community College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Certificate program at Sussex County Community College is 36 credit hours.

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About Sussex County Community College

Sussex County Community College is a two-year community college located in Newton, New Jersey. 

The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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