What You’ll Learn
An Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting will prepare you to work in a medical office, assisting practitioners with examining and treating patients, performing laboratory testing, and providing administrative support. If you enter this program as a certified medical assistant, it will help you build on that status to expand both your career options and your earning potential.
As part of this two-year degree program, you will learn a variety of related skills, including medical billing and coding, patient care management, and taking patient medical histories. We pair students with on-the-job clinical coursework, providing classroom support for experiential learning so you can get the most out of your degree. You’ll receive the educational instruction you need alongside practical training that will help to make you more competitive in a rapidly growing job market.
If you enter this program as a part of our 1 + 1 program with the Certificate in Medical Assisting, you will only have 3-4 quarters of general education requirements to complete your degree.
South College, Asheville campus has partnered with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) to offer Medical Assisting students the unique opportunity to participate in an IV prep course. This course provides students with a practical Simulation Lab experiential training in the process of initiation and removal of an IV catheter.