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Overview

Throughout the program, students are taught medical office fundamentals, basic phlebotomy training and get to practice clinical and computer lab skills by using healthcare equipment like:

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  • 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.(1) Included in the cost of tuition is the first attempt of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. (2,3)

(1)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for externship opportunities.
(2)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(3)Certain restrictions may apply.

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Community Involvement

We 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:

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  • 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.(1)
  • 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.

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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Facilities

From your first look at our reception area, to your first glance into our classrooms, to the smiling faces of those who greet you, you’ll know you’re in an environment that’s supportive and caring at our Columbia, SC college campus.

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At Columbia, we’ll be here for you through the extent of your program and beyond. We back that support up with knowledgeable staff who are ready to help you with admissions or financial aid and instructors who are eager to help you succeed.(1)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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CAMPUS OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List*
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
MA160 Introduction to Healthcare Services 65 0 0 4.5
MA161 Health Science Procedures 45 25 0 4.5
MA162 Anatomy and Physiology with Terminology A 60 10 0 4.5
MA163 Anatomy and Physiology with Terminology B 60 10 0 4.5
MA164 Clinical Procedures A 20 60 0 4.5
MA165 Clinical Procedure B 20 60 0 4.5
MA166 Pharmacology 45 25 0 4.5
MA167 Insurance Applications, Billing, and Coding 40 35 0 4.5
MA168 Capstone and Certification 20 0 0 1.0
MA169 Clinical Experience 0 0 160 6.0
Total 375  225 160 43

* Courses subject to change. See catalog for current curriculum.

Program Summary

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program provides training in both administrative and clinical procedures. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry level positions as medical assistants in a clinical or administrative role, to include insurance billing clerks, medical billers, laboratory technicians, or medical receptionist in work locations such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies.

Program completion normally requires 9 months. The Program is divided into 9 monthly academic periods (modules) comprised of 8 months of classroom and laboratory instruction, which are delivered in a hybrid format,and one externship period. Classroom and laboratory instruction may include in-person and online components.

In order to be eligible for the externship period, students must successfully complete all courses in the academic periods and must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Certificate in Medical Assisting

Career Possibilities(1)

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

NO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED?

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at Remington College gives students the opportunity to study for their high school equivalency test, and also practice their medical assisting skills under the guidance of an industry-experienced instructor.(1)

(1)Programs not available at all locations.

SUPPORT RESOURCES

ADMISSIONS

Our admissions staff will be there to help guide you through the process of choosing a program that fits your educational goals and make sure you have all of the documentation place to get started on the right path. At no point in the admissions and enrollment process will you have to go it alone, we are here to help.
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Financial Guidance

The process of deciding how to pay for your education can be an intimidating experience if you have never gone through it before. Fortunately, our financial aid representatives are on hand during the enrollment process to make sure you are aware of all of your options and have filled out the appropriate paperwork to ensure a smooth transition into your educational journey.
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Student Services

Remington College established a student services webpage to provide our students with easy access to the resources they need to be successful in their chosen educational paths. We encourage all students to use this site as a starting point for accessing their academic resources.
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Career Services

Our Career Services department works with our students and graduates to support them in their job search. From resume writing and interviewing techniques, to making connections with employers and holding job fairs, we provide support to current students and graduates.
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