Medical Assisting Diploma
Offered at the Following Campus Locations
The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.
The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-235 www.caahep.org
Five-Year Weighted Outcomes for the Medical Assisting Program
Results from 2016 MAERB Annual Report
- The Medical assisting program at Savannah Technical College has a job placement rate average of 79.1% over the past five years.
- Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Savannah Technical College are satisfied with the education that they receive, as there is an average 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.
- Medical assisting program at Savannah Technical College has an average retention rate of 94.3% for the past five years, and there are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.
- Five-year average for employer satisfaction: 100%
This program requires either the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.
ACCUPLACER minimum scores:Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34
COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26
The Medical Assisting diploma program utilizes a competitive entry process and requires the completion of the Heath Care Assistant—Medical Coding/Insurance Data Entry Specialization Technical Certificate of Credit OR the Heath Care Assistant—Medical Front Office Specialization Technical Certificate of Credit as a part of the its admission. Applications are accepted during the month of April (Apr 1 through 30) of each year for a Fall (August) start. The Medical Assisting diploma program starts one (1) cohort each academic year. Meeting the minimal program requirements does not guarantee acceptance in the program. For additional information on program requirements, click on the link below or contact the department head for the Medical Assisting program.
Note: Students may be required to successfully pass criminal background check and drug screen analysis before placement in clinical settings.