Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in a variety of ambulatory settings, performing administrative and clinical duties. STI’s Medical Assisting Program teaches the skills and theory of both the administrative and clinical components.

Administrative Medical Assistant skills learned:

  • Fundamentals of medical office management
  • Introduction to billing and coding
  • Financial practices within the medical office
  • Maintain patient records through electronic and paper systems

Clinical Medical Assistant skills learned:

  • Obtain vital signs
  • Perform medication reconciliation
  • Perform screening tests
  • Assist with examinations and minor office procedures
  • Phlebotomy & EKG training, and CPR Certification

The student will participate in an externship in a physicians’ office or other ambulatory care setting. The graduate is qualified to sit for the national Certified Medical Assistant exam sponsored by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Employment Opportunities

  • Clinical Assistant
  • Insurance Billing Clerk
  • Medical Assistant, Receptionist or Transcriptionist
  • Medical Secretary or Administrative Assistant

The Medical Assisting Program at Southeastern Technical Institute has a job placement rate average of 86.2% over the past five years (2010-2014).


September – June
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m.– 2:10 p.m. classroom
(Clinical hours may vary.)