The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.
Coursework 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.
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.
The Haywood Community College Medical Assisting 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
The criteria for admission to the medical assisting program include:
- A completed Application for Admission form;
- Evidence of high school graduation or completion of High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma;
- Official copies of high school and college transcripts (high school seniors must have a final transcript sent within one month of graduation);
- Satisfactory scores on the college placement test or satisfactory remediation of areas not meeting cutoff scores;
- A completed medical form including all required immunizations prior to enrolling in MED-150 and MED-260;
- An annual TB skin test;
- Malpractice insurance prior to taking MED-150 and MED-260; and
- A satisfactory urine drug screen and criminal background check required prior to MED-260.
MED-260 MED Clinical Practicum is designed to be a capstone course for the medical assisting professional and must be taken in the final semester of a student's sophomore year.
Note: All MED and OST prefix courses in the Medical Assisting program required a grade of “C” or better.Check for technical standards for this program