Medical Assisting/Medical Laboratory Assistant

Program Description:

MEDICAL ASSISTANT – Application Packet submission deadline is June 14, 2018 for Fall 2018

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health care professionals who are qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. Graduates of SPCC’s CAAHEP-accredited Medical Assisting program may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ certification examination to become certified medical assistants.

The Medical Assisting program at SPCC is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Medical Assistants’ certification examination.

Medical Assisting Diploma  (D45400)  Gainful Employment Disclosure

Course work emphasizes:

  • Human anatomy, physiology, and pathology
  • Medical terminology
  • Keyboarding and computer applications
  • Record keeping and accounting
  • Coding and insurance processing
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Clinical and diagnostic procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Medication administration
  • First aid
  • Office practices
  • Patient relations
  • Medical law and ethics


For a complete listing of pre-requisites, admission requirements, class listing, and estimated program cost click Medical Assisting Admissions Booklet Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 (includes day and evening options) or Medical Laboratory Assistant Admissions Booklet Fall 2018 (one semester program).

NOTE: Criteria is reviewed periodically and is subject to change.

Career Opportunities:
Medical assistant
Office laboratory technician
Practice manager
Insurance filing
Coding and billing
Ambulatory care center
File clerk/supervisor
Outpatient care
Nursing care facilities

South Piedmont offers AAMA Approved CEUs online! For a complete listing of classes offered and to register, visit: CMA CEUs

Medical Assisting Faculty & Staff:

Lori Laney
Program Director, Medical Assisting





Maile Nelson
Faculty, Medical Assisting/Medical Laboratory





Tara Carriker
Faculty, Medical Assisting




Alice Rada
Dean, Allied Health & Nursing