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Medical Assisting – Diploma (D45400)

Please Note: The Medical Assisting program is no longer accepting students. The program will close after currently enrolled students matriculate.

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals to perform clinical, laboratory, and administrative procedures.  Course work includes instruction in assisting with clinical examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration, confidentially/HIPAA training and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care; administratively instruction includes training in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations, and basic administrative office procedures.

Students who graduate with a diploma in Medical Assisting with 42 credits may continue to pursue an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting.

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, urgent care facilities, specialty offices, and health departments. ( (AAMA).

The Medical Assisting program at Brunswick Community College (Bolivia, NC) has an exam pass rate of 100% for the 2020 graduating cohort. This rate surpassed the national average of 62%.

NOTE: The Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board ( (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (
935-113th St. North
Seminole, FL 33775 (727) 210-2350

Program Outcomes

Exam Passage 100%
Job Placement 50%

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
MED 110 Orient to Medical Assisting 1
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 130 Admin Office Procedure I 2
MED 140 Exam Room Procedure I 5
Semester Total 17
Spring Semester #1
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com 3
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures l 5
MED 240 Exam Room Procedures ll 5
Semester Total 18
Summer Semester #1
MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum 5
MED 264 Medical Assisting Overview 2
Semester Total 7


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