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Please view the Course Matrix to determine discipline areas for JSCC College transfer courses.

Medical Assisting
NOT Intended For Transfer

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 CAAHEP accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants' Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

The James Sprunt Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Endowments (AAMAE). Individuals desiring a career in medical assisting should take biology, mathematics and keyboarding/computer courses prior to entering the program.

In order to be considered for admission into the Medical Assisting program, the application must be on file, and all criteria met by February 1st of each year for consideration for the following fall semester.

For more information contact the Health Education Department at 296-2451.

Click here for information on admission requirements for Fall 2015 consideration.

Course
Semester Hours
 
First Semester ClassLabClinicalCredit Hours
ACA 115 Success and Study Skill
0
2
0
1
CIS 111  Basic PC Literacy         1202
ENG 111  Expository Writing
3003
MED 110  Orientation to Medical Assisting
1001
BIO 163  Basic Anatomy & Physiology
4205
MED 121  Medical Terminology I
3003
MED 130  Admin Office Procedure I
1202
Total 13
8
0 17


 

Second Semester



MED 140  Exam Room Procedures I
3405
MAT 115 Mathematical Measurement
2
2
03
MED 122  Medical Terminology II
3003
MED 131  Admin Office Procedure II      1202
OST 136  Word Processing
1202
Total 11 10 0 16





Third Semester



MED 182  CPR First Aid & Emergency     1202
MED 232  Medical Insurance Coding
1302
MED 150  Lab Procedures I                 3405
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3
0
0
3
Total 8
9
0
12





Fourth Semester     
MED 240  Exam Room Procedures II
3405
PSY 150  General Psychology
3003
MED 250  Lab Procedures II
3405
MED 112 Orientation to Clinical Setting
0031
ENG 115  Oral Communication3
0
0
3
Total 12
8
3
17





Fifth Semester     
MED 260  MED Clinical Practicum
00155
MED 262  Clinical Perspective
1001
MED 118  Medical Law & Ethics
2002
MED 276  Patient Education
1202
MED 272  Drug Therapy3
0
0
3
Total 7 2 15 13





Total Semester Hours Credit:


75

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