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2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Medical Assistant, Certificate


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Sussex County Community College Medical Assistant Program will train students to become competent multi-skilled healthcare professionals who are specifically educated to work in ambulatory healthcare settings performing both administrative and clinical duties.  During their course of study, SCCC Medical Assistant students will have the opportunity to master a complex set of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills via formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. The acquired skills identify SCCC medical assistant graduates as an indispensable part of a dynamic healthcare facility who can perform the responsibilities demanded by almost any physician’s office across the country.  Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Sussex County Community College Medical Assisting Program provides its students with the highest quality of education in the field of medical assisting that enables them to become eligible to sit for any NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) accredited Medical Assistant National Certification Exam.

Accreditation:

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at Sussex County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Upon the
recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

  • CAAHEP: 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
  • MAERB: 2020 N, California Ave., #213 Suite 7, Chicago, IL, 60647

Program Outcomes:

  • Provides a curriculum that prepares competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains outlined in the curriculum and competencies defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and American Medical Technologist (AMT).
  • Offers a program that is sensitive to the Healthcare industry needs.
  • Ensures student, faculty, and program adherence to HIPAA regulations, OSHA standards, and the practices and provisions defined by the AAMA and AMT Code of Ethics.
  • Delivers quality courses and faculty to enable timely and appropriate student achievement and enable the Medical Assistant Program to meet its mission, goals, and standards. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal and critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Prepares medical assistant students to sit for a national certification examination administered by any NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) accredited Medical Assistant National Certification Exam such as CMA-AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants), RMA-AMT (American Medical Technologists) or CCMA-NHA (National Healthcareer Association)
  • Presents the students with a positive learning experience during the required 180 hours of externship off-campus.

First Year


Fall Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • MEDA 101 - Human Biology and Medical Terminology I  Credits: 3
  • MEDA 110 - Administrative Medical Office Procedures Credits: 3
  • MEDA 120 - Cardiorespiratory and Emergency/First Aid Procedures Credits: 3
  • MEDA 130 - Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistant Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


  • MEDA 140 - Pharmacology & Assisting with Minor Surgical Procedures Credits: 3
  • MEDA 150 - Phlebotomy and Lab Procedures Credits: 3
  • MEDA 160 - Practice Management and Electronic Health Records Credits: 3
  • MEDA 201 - Human Biology and Medical Terminology II Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 12


Summer Session


Total Semester Hours: 9


Total Program Hours: 36


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