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
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Medical Assisting Admission Checklist

Ready to get started at Wake Tech? Follow the steps below to begin:


The admissions procedure (eligibility to register for MED classes) for Medical Assisting is a two-part process utilizing both a first-come, first-served process and class completion.  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 program application submission date will be selected for the available clinical slots.


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

    • Email your program application to [email protected].

    • The program application deadlines are:

      • May 15 for Fall (August) entry

      • September 15 for Spring January) entry.


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