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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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:

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.  

  • Request official transcripts from high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. Transcripts may be sent electronically to [email protected]. Applications will not be processed until transcripts have been received. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. 

  • 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.

  • Complete the e-Learning Intro: Online Learning Readiness Assessment to be eligible to enroll in online courses.

  • Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Clinical Application to an Admissions and Academic Advisor at the Perry Health Sciences Campus to be considered eligible for the Medical Assisting program. Please email your filled clinical application to the Perry Health Sciences Campus Admissions and Academic advisors at [email protected]. The clinical application deadlines are May 15 for Fall entry and September 15 for Spring entry.

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