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Medical Assisting


Program Information:
Melinda Laws
Medical Assisting

Kellie Gore
Clinical coordinator, Medical Assisting
828-297-3811 x5371

Admissions Information:
Amy Huffman
Coordinator, Heath Sciences Admissions
  1. Medical Assisting  
  2. Admission Info  
  3. Career Info  
  4. Cost  
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in:
  • coding and processing insurance accounts
  • assisting with examinations/treatments
  • performing routine laboratory procedures
  • supervised medication administration
  • ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.
  • scheduling appointments
  • billing and collections
  • computer operations
  • electrocardiography
Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

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

Admission Information

Information Session

Admission Requirements for the Medical Assisting program

Career Information

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.


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