The Medical Assisting curriculum is designed to prepare multi-skilled professionals to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. The Medical Assisting program begins once a year in the fall semester. Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting diploma program, the graduate is eligible to sit for national certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.
Learn more about the certification exam or join the national association at the American Association of Medical Assistants
Application Requirements for Fall 2019 must be met by July 1, 2019
- Be a graduate of an accredited/registered high school or a recognized equivalency, such as a GED diploma.
- Complete the online Medical Assisting application during the open application dates.
- Complete DRE 096 – 098 by course completion or placement testing.
- Complete DMA 010 – 050 by course completion or placement testing.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
- Completion of the TEAS test
Complete a general application to Craven Community College.
Follow the instructions that you receive in a return email from Admissions to confirm your intent to enroll. You will receive a letter from the Admissions staff with your Craven Community College student ID number and instructions for accessing your Craven Community College student Email, and accessing WebAdvisor, Craven’s student web portal.
Complete the Medical Assisting Online Application. The application for Fall semester 2019 will be open April 15 until Jun 30, 2019.
Medical Assisting Student Handbook
Performance Standards and Requirements Once In The Program
The Craven Community College Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). CAAHEP web site: www.caahep.org . CAAHEP address: CAAHEP address: 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. Phone: (727)210-2350
- Physicians’ Offices
- Health Management Organizations
- Health Departments
For further information, please contact the Admissions Specialist for Health Programs, at (252)639-2025 or Email.