Medical Assisting AAS

 

The Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare you for employment in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. HCCC assists you to build up a variety of administrative skills and clinical procedures that are essential for your future career as a member of the medical assisting profession. The graduates of the Medical Assisting Program are prepared to complete their Externship hours in clinical sites and qualified to sit for certification exams.

The Medical Assisting Program goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains as outlined in the 2015 Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational Programs. 

View the Program Handbook here.

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) on Accreditation.

Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350  Fax:  Fax: 727-210-2354 
Website:  www.caahep.org

 

 
Medial Assisting
Hudson County Community College is the root to my career path. With the guidance of their highly skilled instructors and coordinated academic programs, I was able to obtain my credentials. The flexibility of their programs provided me with extra time to explore their career services to create a modern resume. Even after completing my courses, I am still able to receive support from the professors.
Yarlenis Gomera
Medical Assisting AAS Graduate, 2020
 
 
73%
Retention Rate
Major
Medical Assisting
Degree
Medical Assisting A.A.S.

Description

The Medical Assisting Program prepares individuals to become multi-skilled practitioners qualified to provide clinical and administrative health care services under the supervision of a physician. Medical Assistants practice in a variety of clinical settings such as physicians' offices, clinics, and ambulatory care facilities. While some course requirements may be completed through day or evening classes, other courses, such as the externship, must be completed during the day. In addition to the regular admission procedure required by HCCC, the applicant must submit proof of good health by having a complete physical examination including specified laboratory procedures. Students are responsible for purchasing uniforms and shoes and paying transportation costs to externship sites. Students must also maintain professional liability insurance while on externship. Students are not compensated by the health care facilities to which they are assigned during their externship and do not replace any permanent employee. Some courses may be offered only once during an academic year. Please check with the Program Coordinator as to the availability of courses. Upon completion of the Medical Assisting Program, students are qualified to take the The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam (CCMA) that is offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), a credential that is required by the State of New Jersey for the performance of subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Individuals who have been found guilty of, or pleaded guilty to, a felony are not eligible to take the examination.

Requirements

Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.

 

 

Next Steps

 
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If you need more information, please contact the Division Office:

            201-360-4267

            healthprograms@hccc.edu

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Ready to apply?

Visit the Admissions webpage.

Send your documents to: healthprograms@hccc.edu

 

 

Contact Information

Division of Nursing and Health Sciences
870 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
(201) 360-4267
healthprograms@hccc.edu

Jihan Nakhla
Instructor, Medical Assisting

(201) 360-4245
jnakhla@hccc.edu

Dr. Sirhan Abdullah
Program Coordinator

(201) 360-5342
sabdullah@hccc.edu