Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Assisting - A.A.S.


Program implementation delayed until Fall 2021.

For more information on this program, contact the Health Science division at 615-230-3330.

The Medical Assisting Program provides quality didactic and clinical education and instruction for multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties.  Duties of the medical assistant generally include, but are not limited to: recording case histories, vital signs, injections, EKG, lab testing, and assisting the doctor in the setup and performance of minor office surgeries.  This program is pending accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Enrollment Requirements

The Medical Assisting Program has limited enrollment due to size restraints.  Applicants must meet specific criteria to qualify for the program's annual selection process and interview in December.  Selected participants begin the program in January.  Not including prerequisite courses, the program is 3 semesters of full-time study including an extensive clinical experience.

To be eligible for the selection process, students must successfully pass required 16.5 hours of prerequisite courses in the fall with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the courses.  (This can be adjusted only by the Program Director if the class is not filled).  Applications will also require a screening interview (scheduled in December) and attendance of an information session.  Applications are accepted September 1st through December 1st.  For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees section in the catalog, visit the Medical Assisting Program web site.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (63)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website http://www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Medical Assistant $23,390 $33,610

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

Degree Works, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the Degree Works audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.