All students must minimally meet the requirements for general admission to South College.
Program Requirements (Online)
All students admitted in the Medical Assisting program must recognize that various occupational hazards exist in the medical laboratory and the clinical setting. All Medical Assisting students are responsible for understanding health requirements and general safety procedures and precautions.
Students will be required, during the course of the program, to demonstrate their physical and/or emotional fitness to meet the essential requirements of the program. These requirements include maintaining a state of good health, achieving a comprehensive knowledge base (cognitive ability), achieving procedural proficiency (psychomotor skills), and demonstrating suitable behavioral and emotional fitness (affective domain). Any appraisal measures used to determine such physical and/or emotional fitness will be in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.
All major courses must be completed with a grade of C or better within 2 attempts. Readmission to the program is limited to one-time on a space available basis.
Upon successful completion of the curriculum (39 quarter credit hours) for the Certificate and satisfaction of all graduation requirements, the student is awarded the Certificate in Medical Assisting and is eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination administered through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Upon completion of the 91 required credits, the student is awarded the AS in Medical Assisting.