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2022-2023 Catalog

Medical Assisting - Medical Assistant for High Schools Certificate (C45400CH)


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This certificate is designed for Edgecombe County High School students only as part of the Career and College Promise (CCP) program and through the partnership between Edgecombe Community College (ECC) and Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) and North East Carolina Preparatory school (NECP). Through CCP, qualified high-school-age students in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue these options, tuition-free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation. For further information on ECC’s commitment to helping high school students reach their educational goals, please contact Shawn Dawes, High School Liaison via email at dawess@edgecombe.edu or by phone at (252) 618-6546.

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled healthcare professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Coursework includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, and computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

The Edgecombe Community College Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

In all health sciences programs, students are assigned clinical rotations with area healthcare agencies. The student must meet employee health standards and the criminal background and/or drug screening requirements of the agency at the student’s expense prior to or after beginning the program.

Total Semester Hours Credit 14


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