Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Medical Assisting


CCC&TI offers educational opportunities in Medical Assisting on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson, N.C. and the Watauga Campus in Boone, N.C.

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in:

  • assisting with examinations/treatments
  • billing and collections
  • coding and processing insurance accounts
  • computer operations
  • electrocardiography
  • ethical/legal issues associated with patient care
  • performing routine laboratory procedures
  • scheduling appointments
  • supervised medication administration

CCC&TI offers the following educational programs in this area:

Admission Information

Admission Requirements for the Medical Assisting program

Information Session

Career Information

Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

The employment outlook for Medical Assistants is extremely bright. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, the projected job growth rate for the profession from 2012-2022 is 29 percent, which is much higher than average for all occupations.

The predicted growth in North Carolina from 2012-2022 is 32% with 730 projected openings annually (NC ESC). The median annual wage for Medical Assistants in 2014 is $29,960 per year or $14.42 per hour (ONET).

To learn more about a career in the Medical Assisting field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:

Career Coach logo AAS: Medical Assisting

Cost Information

Costs at North Carolina community colleges are traditionally the best educational value available for college transfer, technical, and vocational students. For current tuition and fees at Caldwell Community College and Technical institute, contact the Student Services Office at 828.726.2200, 328-8697, or 264-7670.

Financial assistance is available to qualified students through grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment in the college work-study program.

Contacts

Program Information

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Melinda Laws
Director / Instructor

Medical Assisting Program
Health Sciences
Caldwell - H - 146
828.726.2395
mlaws@cccti.edu
Credentials for Melinda Laws
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Kellie Gore
Clinical Coordinator / Instructor

Medical Assisting Program
Health Sciences
Watauga - W204 - 110
828.297.3811 x5371
kgore@cccti.edu
Credentials for Kellie Gore

Admission Information

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Amy Huffman
Coordinator

Health Sciences Admissions
Student Services
Caldwell - F - 113
828.726.2710
ahuffman@cccti.edu
Credentials for Amy Huffman
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Holly Freeman
Admissions Representative


Student Services
Caldwell - F - 114
828.726.2711
hfreeman@cccti.edu
Credentials for Holly Freeman