Medical Assisting

Program Overview

The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The Medical Assisting diploma provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.

Students are accepted into the Medical Assisting diploma program fall and spring semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 4 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 54 semester credit hours.

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

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

The medical assisting program at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (Dublin, GA) has a retention rate of 90% for the admission cohort that entered in 2016 and 73.7% for the admission cohort that entered in 2017.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Medical Assisting diploma program must have good work ethics, be people oriented and possess great organizational skills.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$20,000.00 – $28,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $6,724.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,700.00
Uniform & Supplies:  $300.00
Liability Insurance (per year):  $11.00

Additional Fees

Malpractice Insurance:  $11.00
Drug Screen:  $39.00
Criminal Background Check:  $49.50
Testing Fees:  $125.00
BLS for Healthcare Provider  $7.00
First Aid Card:  $22.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the approved programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Medical Assisting diploma program can find employment as a medical assistant in a physician’s office or outpatient clinics.  Classroom instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a solid background, which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.

Competitive Admission Requirements

If the number of qualified students wishing to enter a program exceeds the number of spaces available in a particular program, those qualified students will enter into a competitive selection process for acceptance.

Access links and forms for Competitive Admissions Programs.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PSYC1010Basic Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • ALHS1011Structure and Function of the Human Body5 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ALHS1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • MAST1010Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • MAST1030Pharmacology in the Medical Office4 credit hours60 contact hours
  • MAST1060Medical Office Procedures4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • MAST1080Medical Assisting Skills I4 credit hours135 contact hours
  • MAST1090Medical Assisting Skills II4 credit hours135 contact hours
  • MAST1100Medical Insurance Management2 credit hours60 contact hours
  • MAST1110Administrative Practice Management3 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MAST1120Human Diseases3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • MAST1170Medical Assisting Externship6 credit hours270 contact hours
  • MAST1180Medical Assisting Seminar3 credit hours45 contact hours