Major in Medical Assisting (MASG) Diploma in Applied Science – 52 Semester Hours

The Medical Assisting Diploma in Applied Science program prepares graduates to assist other health care professionals in offices and/or other medical settings and perform delegated administrative and clinical duties in accordance with respective federal and state laws governing such actions, activities, and ethical standards.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting program, the graduate is eligible to take the Certification exam as a RMA (Registered Medical Assistant-American Medical Technologists) and/or as a CMA (AAMA), (Certified Medical Assistant- American Association of Medical Assistants). Note: Certification examination eligibility may be denied to applicants with criminal convictions.

The Central Carolina 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, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775

The Central Carolina Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma program has had the following outcomes:





Program Goals

The Central Carolina Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma program employs the following core indicators as measures of the effectiveness of the program:

  1. The educational program will meet or exceed the standards of Central Carolina Technical College, SBTCE, SACSCOC, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
  2. To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  3. 70 percent of those entering the program will graduate at the end of one and one half times the program length.
  4. 70 percent of graduates will be employed in the field or continue in an educational program within 6-9 months of graduation.
  5. 80 percent of graduates will rate the overall program as satisfactory.
  6. 80 percent of employers will rate the graduate of the program as satisfactory.
  7. 70 percent of graduates will pass the credentialing examination Certified Medical Assistant-CMA (AAMA) (American Association of Medical Assistants) and/or Registered Medical Assistant-RMA (American Medical Technologists) the first time taken.
  8. 50 percent of Medical Assisting graduates will participate in national credentialing examinations: Certified Medical Assistant-CMA (AAMA) (American Association of Medical Assistants) and/or Registered Medical Assistant-RMA (American Medical Technologists).
Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Medical Assisting program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Practice safe examination room techniques and laboratory procedures commonly used in physician’s office and ambulatory facilities in compliance with regulatory agencies. (Success Measurement: Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  2. Demonstrate the principles of pharmacology, drug therapy, and safe administration of medication. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Medication Administration-MED 114 and Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  3. Communicate effectively and accurately, demonstrating respect for individual diversity while adapting for individual’s understanding. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Communication-MED 114, MED 115 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  4. Provide effective and accurate education to patients regarding their prescribed plan of care. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Communication-MED 114 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  5. Perform medical office administrative duties, manage patient/electronic health records, complete medical forms, transmitting information utilizing medical office software/equipment. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Administrative Skills-MED 107 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  6. Employ the principles and practices of basic financial procedures, billing procedures and medical office management. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Basic Practice Finances-MED 107 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  7. Provide safe and appropriate assistance to patients regarding signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases in the medical office. (Success Measurement: Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  8. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors appropriate for professional and academic settings while performing administrative and clinical skills in simulated and medical facility environments. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments-MED 107, MED 115 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
Admission Requirements
Progression Standards – After Program Entry

Failure to meet progression standards results in suspension from the program.

Transfers or Readmissions
Additional Notes

*BIO 210 and BIO 211 may take the place of BIO 112.

*MAT 101 may take the place of MAT 155.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.


Program Contact:

Mickey Wheeler

Academic Program Manager, Medical Assisting

(803) 778-7809 ext. 409

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

MED 156, Clinical Experience I, has a flexible schedule. Students may be required to attend classes between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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