Medical Assisting Diploma

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

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.

Satisfactory completion of all program courses entitles students to participate in the Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) examination and certification process. Many employers require candidates to hold a CMA for entry level employment. Application assistance and fee for the exam is included in the Medical Assisting Externship course (MAST 1170).

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

 

Outcomes for the Medical Assisting Program

Results from 2017 MAERB Annual Report

  • The Medical assisting program at Savannah Technical College has a job placement rate average of 75%
  • Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Savannah Technical College are satisfied with the education that they receive, 100% graduate satisfaction is reported for the 2015-2016 graduating class
  • 100% of the graduates sat for the CMA (AAMA) examination upon completion of the program
  • Five-year average for employer satisfaction: 100%

Entrance Requirements

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 Certificate with any approved specialization OR the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic certificate plus the required core classes as part of the its admission process. Applications are accepted from April 1st until May 11th 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.

Medical Assisting Application

Medical Assisting Admissions Requirements