The Medical Assisting program at Wake Tech Community College prepares multi-skilled health care professionals to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Coursework includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, and computer operations; assisting with examinations and treatments; performing routine laboratory procedures; electro-cardiography; supervised medication administration; and the legal and ethical issues associated with patient care.
Wake Tech offers both a one-year diploma and a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting; both programs are full-time, day programs. Classes are taught at the Perry Health Sciences Campus, off Sunnybrook Road, adjacent to WakeMed in Raleigh.
Wake Tech's Medical Assisting 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) of the American Association of Medical Assistants. 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 or CMAs. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.