Medical Assisting

Wilkes Community College Medical Assisting Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Wilkes Community College equips students with a diverse set of skills essential for success in health care settings.

Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills: Scheduling appointments, processing insurance accounts, billing, and managing electronic medical records
  • Clinical Skills: Assisting with examinations and treatments, routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, and medication administration
  • General Business Knowledge: Competency in business, administrative, and clinical areas for credential examinations
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication with diverse individuals and accurate patient information documentation
  • Mobility and Motor Skills: Using instruments, maneuvering in confined spaces, bending, lifting, and reaching
  • Physical Strength and Stamina: Standing for extended periods, lifting up to 50 pounds, and supporting patients
  • Sensory Skills: Visual skills for equipment use, listening skills for patient communication, and tolerance of various odors
  • Occupational Exposure Awareness: Understanding infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, chemicals, and ergonomic hazards
  • Professional Standards: Emphasis on CPR certification, background checks, and professional conduct

Program Features:

  • Certification Preparation: Eligibility for Certified Medical Assistants exam
  • Retention Support: 86.67% retention rate with student support services
  • Job Placement: 91.67% employment rate for graduates
  • Disability Services: Accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Associate to Bachelor Agreements: Transfer opportunities to Bachelor's degree programs

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

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

The program length for the Medical Assisting Diploma program at Wilkes Community College is 3 semesters or 48 semester credit hours to complete.

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About Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College (WCC) is a public, two-year institution located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. 

Established in 1964, WCC serves the residents of Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and beyond. WCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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