Medical Assisting - D45400

The Medical Assisting program requires students to complete a program application separate from the College's application. Applications are accepted September 1 – May 20 for possible acceptance into the subsequent fall semester. Please contact Nicole Lawrence, Health Sciences Admissions Coordinator, to receive a program application when all eligibility requirements have been met ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 252-451-8390).

Accreditation Status

The Nash Community College Medical Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL

Program Outcomes

MED Graduate Outcomes


5-Year Average

Program Completion

Admission year:

2010 –2014


AAMA Certification Exam Pass Rate

Graduation year:

2010– 2014


Job Placement

Admission year:

2010 –2014



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 physician offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments and hospitals.

A minimum grade of “C” is required for non-MED courses and a minimum grade of “B” is required for MED-courses identified in the Medical Assisting plan of study.

Download the Medical Assisting Diploma information packet 

Course Requirements

General Education Courses
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
PSY 150 General Psychology 

Major Core Courses
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 
MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assisiting 
MED 130 Administrative Office Procedures I 
MED 131 Administrative Office Procedures II 
MED 140 Exam Room Procedures I
MED 150 Laboratory Procedures I 
MED 260 MED Clinical Practicum 
OST 141 Med Terms I – Medical Office 
OST 142 Med Terms II – Medical Office 
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues

Other Major Courses
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 
MED 262 Clinical Perspectives 

Other Required Courses
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

Total Semester Hour Credits for Diploma 45