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ADMISSIONS COURSE DESCRIPTION PROGRAM EXPENSES HIRE A GRADUATE

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. The graduate is qualified to sit for the national Certified Medical Assistant exam sponsored by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

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, CPR Certification

The student will participate in an externship in a physicians’ office or other ambulatory care setting. Externship begins during the second semester. Students attend class one day per week and externship four days per week.

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 had an Exam pass rate of 81.2% in 2017. In 2018, the program had a job placement rate of 100%, and graduate and employee satisfaction rate of 100% respectively. Overall, the five year aggregate for 2014-2018 saw exam pass rate at 82.3% and 100% employer and graduate satisfaction as well as job placement.

Full-Time Day Schedule 

Starts every Fall semester (9 months)
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m.– 2:10 p.m.
(Clinical hours may vary.)

Part-Time Evening Schedule

Starts Spring semester (18 months)
3 – 4 nights per week
4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(Clinical hours may vary.)

Clinical: The approximate hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM four days a week. The student may be assigned to one and possibly two sites.  The specific daily hours are determined in conjunction with the needs and availability of the medical office as well as the program and accreditation requirements of 30 hours/week.  Evening students are encouraged to make themselves available during day time hours for Externship as most facilities are not open or do not have the supervisory or support staff to adequately mentor a student. An attempt will be made if an evening student cannot participate during day time hours, however the minimum hours must still be met and abbreviated availability will prolong the externship component.

Medical Assisting Program Approval & Accreditation:

Southeastern Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
www.council.org
Tel: 770.396.3898

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
781-333-3000
www.doe.mass.edu

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775-7709
www.caahep.org
Tel: 727-210-2350

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