Medical Assisting Program

A great start for your career in healthcare.

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Medical Assisting Program


Students in SCC's Medical Assisting program receive hands-on experience in a lab setting and complete clinical rotations in local physicians' offices. Many graduates have become employed within three months of completing the program.

The medical Assisting program is to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.


Learn more about the application process for the Medical Assisting Program here.


Upcoming Information Sessions:


November 9, 2023 at 12pm - Cherokee County Campus, Peeler Building, Room 205

March 6, 2024 at 2pm - Giles Campus, Health Science Building, Room 203

Medical Assisting Feature

SCC's Medical Assisting program may be a perfect fit for you! Medical assistants work great hours, potentially in a doctor's office setting where you would perform administrative office procedures, as well as basic clinical and laboratory tasks that help keep the office running efficiently. Medical assistants regularly interact with medical staff and patients and manage various tasks simultaneously.

How do I complete this program?


Accreditation and Program Outcomes 

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  The CAAHEP contact information is: CAAHEP, 93355 - 113th St. N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (PDF) Phone (717) 210-2350.


Estimated Expenses
Technical Standards (PDF)
Medical Assisting Program Outcomes (PDF)
Verified Credentials for Medical Assisting (PDF) 


Interested in related programs?

Below is a list of related academic programs that may be of interest. SCC also offers a broad array of short-term workforce training programs that allow you to enter the job market and start earning quickly! These non-credit programs are a great way to enter a career in your area of interest and to become accustomed to college classes. While there are fees, these programs are often grant-funded (free of charge to trainees).


Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)