Medical Assisting Admissions

The Medical Assisting (MED) 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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The Medical Assisting program uses both a first-come, first-served process and class completion to determine who is accepted. Applicants who have a "C" or better average in the most general education courses (ENG 111, MAT 110, etc.) and who submit their program application the earliest will be selected for the available clinical slots.

In addition, accepted students must meet math proficiency by successfully passing (grade of 84% or better) the Medical Assisting math readiness assessment exercise.

The assessment is proctored by the Medical Assisting department and must be completed within one year of submitting the program application. The scores must be brought to the mandatory Medical Assisting program orientation.