Medical Assisting Diploma

Wake Tech Course ID: D45400

Completion Earns:

Diploma

Total Credits:

47

Campus Availability:

Scheduling Options:

  • Day Only

Learning Format(s):

Financial Aid:

Yes, financial aid is available for this program

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electro-cardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), an autonomous unit within the Endowment, evaluates medical assisting programs according to Standards adopted by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The MAERB then recommends programs to CAAHEP for accreditation.

Graduates of CAAHEP accredited medical assisting diploma program may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination, the CMA (AAMA) exam, to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and outpatient clinics.