Medical Assisting

Western Piedmont Community College Medical Assisting Morganton, North Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Western Piedmont Community College equips students with essential skills in administrative, clinical, ethical, and legal aspects of health care.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills: Includes scheduling appointments, coding insurance accounts, billing, and computer operations.
  • Clinical Skills: Covers assisting with examinations/treatments, routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, and supervised medication administration.
  • Ethical and Legal Knowledge: Focuses on understanding ethical and legal issues in patient care.

Program Features:

  • Pathways for High School Students: Offers CCP Program and BMC Health Care Academy for high school students.
  • Accreditation: Accredited by CAAHEP and MAERB.
  • Job Opportunities: Prepares graduates for roles in various health care settings.
  • Certification Exam: Eligibility for the CMA (AAMA) professional credential exam.


  • Job Placement Rate: 80% for the 2020 graduate cohort.
  • Satisfaction Rates: Both employer and graduate satisfaction rates were 100% in 2020.
  • Certification Exam Scores: Graduates consistently score above the national average.
  • Scholarship Opportunity: The Clay Richardson Medical Assisting Scholarship is available for interested candidates.

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

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

The program length for the Medical Assisting Diploma program at Western Piedmont Community College is 1 year.

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About Western Piedmont Community College

Western Piedmont Community College is a public community college in Morganton, North Carolina, which was chartered on April 2, 1964, as part of the North Carolina Community College System.

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