Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program offers both a diploma and a degree and 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; electrocardiography; supervised medication administration, and the legal and ethical 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.

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
919-747-0402
[email protected]

All applicants must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the NC Residency Determination Interview.  
    A residency determination will be provided within 3 business days of completion. For more information regarding residency, visit: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.  

  • Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. If you already have a college degree, you do not need to submit high school transcripts. Applications will not be processed until transcripts have been received. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show the date of graduation. Applicants may call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if transcripts have been received. 

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits.  Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.

  • The clinical admissions procedure for Medical Assisting is a two-part process utilizing both a first-come, first-served process and class completion.  This procedure is used if there are more applicants who have met the minimum admission requirements (MAR) than there are available clinical spaces.  Those applicants with the most general courses classes (ENG 111, BIO 161, and MAT 110) completed with a “C” or better and with the earliest clinical application submission date will be selected for the available clinical slots.

  • Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Clinical Application to a Health Sciences advisor to be considered eligible for the Medical Assisting program.

Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.