Degree, Certificate, On Campus
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures.
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.
SCC’s Medical Assisting Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Fall Medical Assisting students must turn in all materials by February 15 for early admission, and by August 2 for final admission.
The Medical Assisting Curriculum is designed to follow a continuous flow of learning, with skills building upon each course in progression. All courses required in the medical assisting program must be taken in the sequence outlined in the curriculum. Students may not take medical assisting courses out of sequence, and must comply with all departmental policies. General Education courses may be taken prior to enrollment in the medical assisting program.
A medical assisting student prohibited from participating in a clinical agency will be dismissed from the medical assisting program due to their inability to progress.
Note: This is a selective admission program. Please see the Enrollment Information section for admission requirements.
Surry Community College Medical Assisting Program Outcomes as
reported to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board 2019 Annual
Report:The medical assisting program at Surry Community College has a job placement rate of 94% for the 2018 graduates. The program has a retention rate of 100% for the admission cohort that entered in 2018, and there are a number of support services available to students so they can successfully complete the program. In 2017 the exam passage rate for graduates was 100%.
Medical Assisting Point Count Worksheet
This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.
This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.
This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.
This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to key at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system.
Available Courses: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 116, ART 118, ART 283, DRA 111, DRA 126, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212 or REL 221.
This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.
Total credits needed to graduate: 73 Hours
Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours
Graduates of a CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting program 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.
A goal of the Medical Assisting A.A.S. program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
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