Medical Assisting - Diploma
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.
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.
Students are admitted into the programs in the summer and may complete the program using evening classes.
The Medical Assisting diploma 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). Upon successful completion of the program, all students are eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification Exam.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763
Medical Assisting diploma graduate outcomes were reported to the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB) as part of the program's Annual Report Form in 2019 (ARF-2018). The exam passage rate is 80 percent for the class that graduated in 2016.
How to Apply: Program applications are accepted February 1– July 15. View the Admissions Checklist and the Essential Skills form. Use the button below to apply to Durham Tech following the Health Technologies Enrollment Steps. Once prequequisites are completed, apply to the Medical Assisting program (application available here February 1, 2020).
If you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the above information, you may contact Anna-Wade Banks, advising specialist.
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Current and Upcoming Course Offerings
|Course Number||Title||Credit Hours|
|BIO-163||Basic Anatomy & Physiology||5|
|CIS-110||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENG-111||Writing and Inquiry||3|
|MAT-110||Mathematical Measurement and Literacy||3|
|MED-110||Orientation to Medical Assisting||1|
|MED-118||Medical Law and Ethics||2|
|MED-121||Medical Terminology I||3|
|MED-122||Medical Terminology II||3|
|MED-131||Administrative Office Procedures II||2|
|MED-140||Examining Room Procedures I||5|
|MED-150||Laboratory Procedures I||5|
|MED-260||MED Clinical Practicum||5|
|MED-264||Medical Assisting Overview||2|