Medical assistants work specifically in ambulatory (non-hospital) settings, performing administrative and clinical duties. The hours are typically more structured than those for many healthcare professions, and they rarely include nights or weekends. There’s flexibility in the day to day duties, given the range of skills you’ll have upon completion of the program. The job requires a mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills, requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into this exciting profession. Externships with area offices ensures our students are exposed to many forms of patient care. Many of our students are offered jobs at those external sites, but all who want jobs typically get them within just a few months of passing the AAMA certification exam.
|Program of Study||Credential/Outcome||Eligible for Financial Aid||Course Scheduling||Location|
|American Heart Association Certifications||Noncredit, CEU/Recertification,Noncredit, Prof Dev||Call 864-646-1700||Day||Pendleton|
|Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Emergency Medical Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day,Evening||Easley|
|Expanded Duty Dental Assisting||Diploma||Yes||Day||Pendleton|
|IV Therapy||Noncredit, Prof Dev||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Medical Laboratory Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day||Pendleton|
|Patient Care/Multi-Skilled Healthcare Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Varies||Pendleton|
|Personal Trainer||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Phlebotomy Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Veterinary Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day,Evening||Pendleton|
Click here for more information about program graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.
For students who wish to continue work toward a four-year degree, we encourage you to work with your advisor on the steps that are best for your plans. Learn more about transfer options here.
The Tri-County Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. Telephone: 727-210-2350.
The most current Program Outcomes Statistics submitted in the 2019 Annual Report Form are as follows:
Certification Exam Pass Rate: 100%
Job placement: 85%
Students are not allowed to receive financial remuneration from the ambulatory site for which they are completing practicum requirements.