Medical Assisting

Program Description

medical assisting

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Program Content

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants' Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Additional Information

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs at CAAHEP upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board MAERB

Graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, estimated cost of program, and other important information.

JCC's 5-year first-time pass rate is 91%. The national average is 65%

Health Information Session

For more information:

Adrienne G. Allen
Program Director, Medical Assisting
Office: Health F164
Phone: (919) 209-2140

Health Science Student Navigator
Office: Health F174A
Phone: 919-464-2932