The Associate of Science in Medical Assisting program is designed to include instruction to build knowledge and skills to perform medical office administrative and clinical tasks, manage emergency situations, communicate effectively, and provide instruction to patients.
In-depth study of the medical sciences of the human body, including anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the body systems and clinical including room procedures, medical lab procedures, medical terminology, pharmacology, and administrative procedures, including but not limited to medical insurance and coding and front office procedures, is provided.
Students receive educational instruction in the classroom, along with practical training in lab and practicum courses.
Keys to Success
To excel in the Associate of Science in Medical Assisting program, students must be committed to work effectively with a team, communicating clearly and productively. You should have excellent time management skills, turning in assignments and completing required reading on time. Classroom participation is a must.
South College finds excellent practicum placements for our students, where you can see real-world applications of your classroom skills. Our team of experienced, certified educators is invested in the success of every student. Instructor assistance and tutoring services are available as needed.
Students establish a firm base of knowledge in general education, medical science, and medical office routines which provides entry-level competencies in the fundamental concepts and theories applicable to medical assisting practices and procedures. (Cognitive)
Students establish skills in clerical/administrative, clinical, and laboratory/technical areas pertinent to entry-level competencies of a medical assistant and the needs of the community and employment market. (Psychomotor)
Students demonstrate superior principles of legal, ethical, and moral integrity. (Affective)
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.
*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.
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- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.
- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
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