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Medical Assisting ( MA )

Medical Assisting Certificate Option - C45400

Students completing the following courses will receive a certificate in Medical Assisting:

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The Medical Assisting Certificate program offers an excellent opportunity to gain skills necessary for entry-level positions such as a medical records clerk, insurance and billing clerk, and medical office receptionist. Classes are conveniently offered at our Crutchfield campus during evening hours. Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the Medical Assisting Diploma as well as the Associate Degree program after meeting admission requirements. Applicants must submit evidence of high school diploma (or equivalent). This program does not grant credit or advanced placement for experiential learning.

*Please note, MED credits earned within the past 5 years in the certificate program may be applied to the Medical Assisting Diploma as well as the Associate Degree program after meeting admission requirements. Students requesting credit for MED courses taken within the past 5 years must have earned a 78 or above in the course as well as complete competencies with the Medical Assisting Program Director with 100% accuracy prior to being admitted in the Medical Assisting Diploma Program. This requirement also applies to any transfer students wanting to be admitted in the Medical Assisting Diploma Program.

Completion of the Medical Assisting Certificate program does not qualify the graduate for certification as a Medical Assistant by the AAMA. Nor will he/she be able to take the National Certification Exam administered by AAMA, MAERB or CAAHEP.

CERTIFICATE ADMISSION PROCEDURES

  1. Submit to the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College a properly completed ¬Application for Admission.
  2. Submit to the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College an official copy of a high school transcript ¬showing successful completion of all requirements for graduation. A GED certificate ¬indicating a ¬passing score or an Adult High School diploma is acceptable in lieu of a regular high school diploma.
  3. Complete the placement test (ACCUPLACER) prior to enrollment in the Medical Assisting Certificate Program. Placement test scores older than five years are not accepted.

What is the difference between an Internet course and a Hybrid course?
Internet Course - A course in which all instruction is delivered online is an internet course.
Hybrid Course - A Hybrid course is a course which instruction is delivered in a combination of an online and traditional setting, and requires students to meet face-to-face as determined by the course. Evaluations or assessments do not affect the status of a Hybrid course. Hybrid courses are listed on the course schedule with an HY course type.

Contact: Starra Robinson-Herring

* Programs marked with an asterisk (*) are available online.


Stanly Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Stanly Community College.


Web site: http://www.sacscoc.org