What You’ll Learn
This program is designed to prepare students for the exam to become Certified Medical Assistants and take the first steps toward an exciting career with a wealth of opportunities for advancement.
Our unique 1 + 1 program allows students who complete the 9 month certificate program to continue for an additional 3-4 quarters to complete the general education requirements and earn an Associate degree in Medical Assisting. Regardless of whether you choose the 1 + 1 track, the certificate program pairs online instruction (all but 3 courses) with on campus laboratory courses and on-the-job practicum observation and experience from the very beginning, providing complementary academic and practical coursework.
The broad skill set offered in this course can be applied to a variety of clinical settings and covers administrative, laboratory, and clinical skills. The Certificate in Medical Assisting program is designed to help you enter the medical workforce as quickly as possible, putting you on the fast track to joining an exciting and rewarding field.
The 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.