Medical Assisting, Diploma

Diploma

Program Description: Medical Assisting is a five (5) semester diploma program that trains the student for administrative and clinical duties, primarily in physicians’ offices or clinics. Clinical skills include taking vital signs, obtaining medical histories, performing basic lab tests, sterilizing instruments, administering medications, and assisting the physician. Administrative skills include answering phones, scheduling appointments, filing medical and insurance reports, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services. The Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Length of Program: Two (2) semesters of prerequisite courses and Four (4) semesters of occupational courses

Locations offered:
Moultrie VPC
Thomasville
Tifton

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will verify insurance coverage and eligibility for services
  • Students will choose, apply, and remove appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Students will administer an Intramuscular Injection.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each term for general education courses; however, all prerequisite courses (ALHS 1011 –Structure and Function of the Human Body, One Diploma level Mathematics course, and ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for AHS) must be successfully completed prior to beginning certain cohort occupational courses.

Program Admission: Moultrie: Fall; Thomasville: Spring Semester; Tifton: Summer.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact Advisor or Admissions for details. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, Drug Toxicology, Physical Exam, Current Immunizations, Criminal Background Check. TB Screening.

Note: As of January 2001, felons are not eligible to sit for the Medical Assisting Certification Examination unless granted a waiver by the Certifying Board. The waiver would be based on one or more mitigating circumstances listed in the Disciplinary Standards. Disciplinary standards are available in the office of the Southern Regional Technical College Medical Assisting Program Director.

In order for a student to graduate, he/she must sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam prior to graduation.

Program Final Exit Point: Medical Assisting, Diploma. Eligible to apply for additional national certification exams.

Credits Required for Graduation: 57 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Program Accreditation: The Southern Regional Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Note: Certain Credits from this program may be applied to the Medical Assisting degree program.

Program Outcomes: Southern Regional Technical College’s five-year Graduate Satisfaction rate is 100%.

The Southern Regional Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1246
Fees: $309
Books: $625.3
Total: $2180.3

2nd Term
Tuition: $1068
Fees: $459
Books: $601.1
Total: $2128.1

3rd Term
Books: $538.6
Fees: $298
Tuition: $890
Total: $1726.6

4th Term
Tuition: $1068
Fees: $414
Books: $643.23
Total: $2125.23

5th Term
Tuition: $801
Fees: $413
Books: $142.1
Total: $1356.1

Curriculum Credits

1: General Education Courses

9

Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours) 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (45 hours)

45

ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body 5
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
MAST 1120 Human Diseases 3
MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures 4
MAST 1080 Medical Assisting Skills I 4
MAST 1100 Medical Insurance Management 2
MAST 1110 Administrative Practice Manage 3
MAST 1090 Medical Assisting Skills II 4
MAST 1010 Legal&EthicConcerns/Med Office 2
MAST 1170 Medical Assisting Externship 6
MAST 1180 Medical Assisting Seminar 3
MAST 1030 Pharmacology in the Med Office 4
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3

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