The Medical Assisting Diploma 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. The Diploma program is a full-time day program, and classes are taught online, hybrid and seated at the Perry Health Sciences Campus, which is off Sunnybrook Road adjacent to WakeMed in Raleigh, NC. After completion of the Medical Assisting Diploma, a student is eligible to take a medical assisting credentialing exam (CMA-AAMA or RMA-AMT), and then find employment as a credentialed medical assistant. The Medical Assisting Associates degree courses include all of the Medical Assisting Diploma courses; as well as three medical assisting associates degree courses, which are offered online, and four additional general education courses.
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. The Medical Assisting program “is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).”
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org