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Medical Assisting (CIP 51.0801)

Effective 2024 Fall: This program is in teach-out status. No new diploma students will be enrolled after the 2024 Fall Semester. Current students must complete the program by 2026 Summer. Last semester these classes will be offered is summer 2026.

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

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations and treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration and the ethical and 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 Medical Assisting program at Richmond Community College has a five-year average of 89 percent for job placement for the years 2018-2022.

Our program goal is to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

For previous Program & Course Requirements, Program Completion Guides and Course Catalogs, please visit the Archives.

Program Cost: $8,007.00

Renea Craven
Medical Assisting Program Coordinator
(910) 410-1888
(910) 410-1890
Medical Assisting Instructor

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