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Medical AssistingD45400

Diploma Health Sciences

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. Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

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.

Graduate Outcomes

MED Graduate Outcomes

5-Year Average
(August 2016 – July 2021)
Program Retention: Admission Year 2019 58.30 60.7%
AAMA Certification Exam Pass Rate Graduation Year 2019 80.00 84.4%
Job Placement Graduation Year 2019 90.00 84.6%

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.

For more information about this program, please contact Health Sciences Advising at