Medical Assisting

 

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Medical Assisting Diploma

 

 

 

 

Rachel Bradshaw, BS, CMA (AAMA)

Coordinator, Medical Assisting

(828) 448-3501

rbradshaw@wpcc.edu

 

Vicki Shuping, AAS, CMA (AAMA)

(828) 448-3172

vshuping@wpcc.edu

 

Jim Burnett Hall [map]

A Career as a Skilled Professional in the Healthcare Field!

Medical Assisting StudentsMedical Assistants are at the very heart of healthcare and function as a vital part of the healthcare team. The Medical Assisting program will prepare you to be a multi-skilled healthcare professional who is qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. Coursework includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/ legal issues associated with patient care.

 

So where can I work?

If you graduate with an Associate in Applied Science Degree and/or a Diploma in Medical Assisting at WPPC, you will be prepared for jobs in:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • General and surgical hospitals
  • Private and state facilities
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Chiropractic offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • Private and public educational services

Why choose Western Piedmont Community College for medical assisting training?

The WPCC Medical Assisting program was started in 1969 and was the first accredited program in the state of North Carolina. Graduates of the diploma and/or degree are eligible to sit for the certification examination administered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Successful completion of this examination results in the professional credential- CMA (AAMA). Each year the WPCC Medical Assisting graduates score consistently higher on the certification exam than the national average.

  • The Medical Assisting program at Western Piedmont Community College has a certification exam pass rate of 93.02% over the past five years.
  • The five-year average for graduate satisfaction is 100%.
  • Employers are satisfied with the training provided at Western Piedmont Community College, as there is an average of 100% employer satisfaction rate over the past five years.

 

Accreditation

The WPCC Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

 

About the Program

Here is Medical Assisting Instructor Rachel Bradshaw with an overview of this program.

 

 

What You Will Study

The Medical Assisting program at WPCC offers you two options:

Associate in Applied Science

WPCC’s two-year program has 68 hours of coursework that focus on learning best practices in medical assisting.

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Medical Assisting Diploma

Here is WPCC’s 47 hour diploma program that focuses on the basic principles of medical assisting.

 

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Find Your Way at WPCC!