Medical Assistant Diploma Columbia CampusLooking for medical assistant training in the Midlands region? Check out Remington College’s Columbia Campus!Our Medical Assisting diploma programhas provided training to hundreds of graduates since opening our school in May of 2009. Additionally, in an effort to give back to the community, we’ve hosted on-Campus events like blood drives, bone marrow drives, and more. Call or request information to learn how you can get Medical Assistant training in Columbia, South Carolina.Hands-on Medical Assistant School Program in ColumbiaStudents begin learning the basics of medical assisting in their very first module (or month) of our diploma program.(1)Throughout the program, they learn medical office fundamentals, basic phlebotomy training and get to practice clinical and computer lab skills by using healthcare equipment like: Centrifuges Microscopes Blood pressure meters and cuffs Stethoscopes, otoscopes, and ophthalmoscopes Ear irrigation setups and audiometers Mannequins and patient simulators – and more!At the end of our program, two externship periods allow students a chance to learn the job in the field.(2)Learn more about our Medical Assisting diploma program.Columbia Medical Assistant CertificationIncluded in the cost of tuition is the first attempt of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. (4,5)Medical Assisting program graduates may also be eligible for other certification and licensure opportunities.Student Activities at Columbia Medical Assisting School ProgramWe give our students several opportunities to hear from and visit healthcare professionals in the Midlands region to gain first-hand perspectives about their field. While these activities may vary from class to class, below are some examples: Guest speakers: Local attorneys have spoken to our students about laws and litigation and how they can affect the medical field. We've had physician office managers visit to explain the importance of professionalism in the medical assisting field and talk about what they look for in hiring new medical assistants.(4) On-Campus events: We hold an HIV Education and Awareness Day on Campus twice a year. With guidance from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), we offer free HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea testing to all students, staff, and faculty. Our Medical Assisting students help with lab and administrative duties, gaining valuable experience in the process. Community participation: Many of our medical assistant trainees have volunteered at facilities throughout the Midlands area, including hospice organizations, the Veterans Hospital, the Brian Center, and the Babcock Center. They have also assisted with the Harvest Hope food bank, the Sistercare shelter for battered women and children, and numerous local health fairs, toy drives, food drives, school supply drives, and coat drives. Our students have completed their externships at healthcare organizations like these:(2) Palmetto Health Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County Elgin Podiatry Institute Free Medical Clinic of Columbia Midlands Foot Clinic Sivad Primary Care AssociatesAnd past graduates have gained employment at local organizations including Elgin Podiatry, Lexington Medical, and the Columbia Heart Clinic.(4)Don't have your High School diploma or GED? We may be able to help! Click here to learn how.