Program Start Date: Fall or Spring term
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 4 consecutive terms day; 50 credits
Curriculum Code: 15214
Medical assistants are health care professionals who perform basic clinical and laboratory skills as well as administrative office procedures. They assist physicians and nurses in caring for patient in ambulatory medical facilities.
Students gain interpersonal and technical skills by completing clinical rotations in local physicians’ offices.
Certified medical assistants are employed in physicians’ offices and selected areas in hospitals and clinics.
A criminal background investigation (CBI) and drug testing are required at student expense for each Health and Human Services student who has been accepted into a Spartanburg Community College curriculum program of study. For more information, please visit the Criminal Background Investigations and Drug Testing Policy section of the SCC webpage.
The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The CAAHEP contact information is: CAAHEP, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org.
EEDA Career Cluster
- One unit high school biology or chemistry or equivalent