Medical Assisting

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

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

Individuals desiring a career as a medical assistant should take biology, mathematics and typing courses prior to entering the program. Field trips or their equivalent will be required for first- and second-year students. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all MED classes and maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue in the program. Any grade below a C in MED classes will not fulfill degree requirements. Students who do not maintain a 2.0 GPA will be put on probation from the Medical Assisting program until the average is regained.

Admission to the Medical Assisting Program**

The following requirements for admission are required for the Medical Assisting Program:

1. All applicants must complete the admission process to Tri-County Community College.
2. All applicants must have taken the College Placement Test within the last five years.
3. All applicants as a result of the College Placement Tests must place into ENG 111 and MAT 110 or pass
ENG 095 and MAT 070 with a grade of C or better.

Students may be required to take one or more Guided Studies courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of contact hours listed for graduation.

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