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 2021 must be met by May 31, 2021
- Applicants must complete all developmental requirements to be eligible to take ENG 111, BIO 163, & MAT 110.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 unweighted (not rounded).
- Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. Official transcripts must be on file at Craven CC.
- Acceptance to the program based on current criteria.
- 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 2021 will be open February 1, 2021 until June 30, 2021.
Applications to the Medical Assisting Program are evaluated and scored using the Medical Assisting Admission Rating Worksheet.
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
- The medical assisting program has an average retention rate of 83% for the past five years.
- The medical assisting program at Craven Community College (New Bern, NC) has a job placement rate of 70.59% for the graduate cohort in 2018.
- Students in the medical assisting program are satisfied with the education that they receive, as there is an average 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.
- Five-year average for employer satisfaction is 100%.
- The exam passage rate for the 2018 graduates is 50%.
For further information, please contact:
Alexa Tarplee, Program Coordinator Medical Assisting
Aileen Will, Admissions Specialist Health Programs