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Medical Assisting

Is Medical Assisting the right career for you? Watch this informative video to learn more.

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

For more information on the Medical Assisting Program please review the Medical Assisting Handbook.

For more information about the careers within this program of study, please click on the links below:

American Association of Medical Assistants

American Medical Technologists

Occupational Outlook Handbook Medical Assistants

Gainful Employment Disclosures

College of The Albemarle’s Medical Assisting Diploma Program at the Elizabeth City Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350


James A. White, BSN, RN
Director, Health Sciences and Wellness Programs Admissions/Advisement
Elizabeth City Office: OC107 
252-335-0821 ext. 2304

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Medical Assisting program is competitive. Applicants must meet specific requirements and take the TEAS test to be considered for admission. The links below will provide you with the necessary information on the program specific admission requirements and TEAS testing.

Admissions Process video

Admission Requirements Fact Sheet

TEAS Testing Information

Health Sciences Program Comparison

Pre-admission Requirements

Complete and submit a written COA Application for Admission.
Bring or send an official high school transcript and official post-secondary transcript (if applicable).
Achieve minimum English, Math and Reading competencies.

Achieve and maintain a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average beginning Fall 2008 - Applicants must have completed one unit of biology in high school with a "C" or higher or the equivalent at a post secondary institution (BIO 090 or higher). An official transcript must be provided. Achieve at or above all the set score or the TEAS test for the Medical Assisting program. Complete the Medical Assisting application. Attend the Medical Assisting pre-admission and orientation meeting(s).

Medical Assisting Program Outcome

Medical Assisting Program Outcome

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