Time to Complete: 2 Years
Start Term: Fall
Location: Davidson Campus
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. The goal of the Medical Assisting program is “to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.” (From the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting, Std II.)
Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal 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 and health departments.
67 Credit Hours: $5,092.00
Student Fees: $386.25
The Davidson-Davie Community College Diploma Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (opens in new window), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) (opens in new window). The address for the commission is:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
The medical assisting program at Davidson-Davie Community College has a retention rate of 76% for the admission cohort 2018 and a retention rate of 56% for the admission cohort of 2019.
The medical assisting program at Davidson-Davie Community College has an exam passage rate of 92% for the 2018 graduates and an exam passage rate of 86% for the 2019 graduates.
The medical assisting program at Davidson-Davie Community College has a job placement rate of 86% for the graduate year of 2019.
Davidson-Davie Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Davidson-Davie Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).