The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures.
Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.
Graduates of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited medical assisting program may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) certification examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.The Medical Assisting program at Vance-Granville Community College has a job placement rate of 93% for the 2018 graduation cohort of students. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.
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