Medical Assisting, 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

Length of Program: One (1) semester of prerequisite courses and Four (4) semesters of occupational courses.

Location Offered: Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will phone in new or refills for prescription medications.
• Students will apply sterile gloves and maintain sterility.
• Students will administer an Intramuscular Injection.
• Students will correctly summarize causes, symptoms, ways to diagnose, method of transmission (if any) and treatment options for a specific disease as assigned.

Minimum Expectations: MAST Minimum Expectations

Gainful Employment: 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 (, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

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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%.

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Curriculum Credits

1: General Education Courses


Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours) 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours) 3
Math 0001 One Degree Level Mathematics Course 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (45 hours)


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

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Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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