Medical Assistants fill many roles—maintaining records, performing routine office lab procedures and screenings, and assisting with examinations and treatments. Graduates may find themselves working in clinics, emergency medical centers or physicians’ offices. The Medical Assistant Certificate Program prepares the student to assist the physician in performing selected diagnostic tests as well as business office procedures.
The Medical Assisting program at Aiken Technical College has a student retention rate of 81% for the cohort that entered the program in 2016 and provides support services to facilitate the successful completion of the program. Employers who hire graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Aiken Technical College report a satisfaction rate of 100% for the past five years.
Students applying for the Medical Assistant Program must go through a separate application process after being admitted to the college. There are additional requirements in order to qualify for admission to this program. The admission criteria is updated annually and students should review the current information for changes in the admissions process.
The 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 727-210-2350