General Catalog 2014-2015
General Catalog 2014-2015 > Programs of Study > Medical Assisting > Medical Assisting Diploma
Availability: Appalachian, Austell, and North Metro Campuses
Program Accreditation: Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of The American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). CAAHEP is located at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756. Visit www.caahep.org or call 727.210.2350 for more information.
Program Purpose: The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Program graduates will receive a Medical Assisting diploma.
Program Length: A fulltime student who has successfully completed all pre-requisite courses with a C or better and who has been admitted into the Medical Assisting program can complete the Medical Assisting Diploma in three semester.
Admission Requirements: Students must meet all admission requirements of the college and have reached the age of 17. Students who intend to apply for the Medical Assisting program must enroll in the college’s Health Care Assistant Certificate program to complete diploma level pre-requisite courses.
Admission into the Medical Assisting program is competitive, and the program does not maintain a waiting list. Please consult the appropriate Academic program on the college’s website for specific program admission information.
Students must achieve a grade of C or better and complete all competencies successfully in Medical Assisting Courses in order to pass the course. Please consult the Medical Assisting program handbook for more information regarding academic standards.
Total Credit Hours: 61
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