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Medical Assisting

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Medical Assisting program will prepare you as a multi-skilled healthcare professional who is 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 and treatments
  • Performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography and supervised medication administration
  • Ethical/legal issues associated with patient care

Medical Assisting Program Overview (Mediasite video)


COA’s Medical Assisting Diploma program at COA – Elizabeth City is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775



Employment opportunities include:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Health departments
  • Hospitals

American Association of Medical Assistants

American Medical Technologists

Occupational Outlook Handbook


See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.

Medical Assisting Handbook (PDF)

Medical Assisting Admission Fact Sheet (PDF)

HSWP Admission Comparison Grid (PDF)

Medical Assisting Program Outcomes

Curriculum Guides

Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assisting Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Medical Assisting Diploma Curriculum Guide (PDF)