Medical Assisting, AAS
Before Applying


Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Would you like to jump-start your career quickly and obtain a high-demand job that pays great? Complete the Medical Assisting Program Application to learn how!
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Program Intro

The Medical Assisting–A45400 curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Your journey to a rewarding career as a Certified Medical Assistant can begin at the LCC Jones County Center. Medical Assistants are cross-trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties.

  • Obtain vital signs
  • Perform ECG
  • Phlebotomy
  • Assist physician with procedures
  • Administer medications
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Billing and Coding

Classes one night a week as well as online courses available!

Curriculum Preview


  • BIO 163 – Basic Anat & Physiology
    This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body.
  • MED 110 – Orientation to Med Assist
    This course covers the history of medicine and the role of the medical assistant in the health care setting.


  • MED 130 – Admin Office Proc I
    This course introduces medical office administrative procedures.
  • MED 232 – Medical Insurance Coding
    This course is designed to develop coding skills.


  • MED 183 – Electronic Med Records I
    This course introduces students to the design and creation of Electronic Methods Records using a variety of EMR models.
  • MED 230 – Admin Office Proc III
    This course provides advanced medical office administrative procedures.


  • MED 150 – Laboratory Procedures I
    This course provides instruction in basic lab techniques used by the medical assistant.
  • MED 270 – Symptomatology
    This course covers the study of disease symptoms and the appropriate actions taken by medical assistants in a medical facility in relation to these symptoms.


  • MED 260 – MED Clinical Practicum
    This course provides the opportunity to apply clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills in a medical facility.
  • MED 264 – Med Assisting Overview
    This course provides an overview of the complete medical assisting curriculum.

Before Applying

BEFORE applying to the medical assisting program, a student must complete all developmental courses including reading, English and math, and must satisfy the math prerequisite by completing one of the following:

  • Qualifying placement scores within the last 5 years or
  • MAT 070 with a grade of “C” or higher within last 5 years or
  • DMA 010-050 with a grade of “P” within the last 5 years or
  • MAT 115, MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 141, MAT 143, MAT 151, MAT 152, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 263 course or an approved college algebra math with a grade of “C” or higher

Accreditation Outcomes

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) accredited programs are required to meet outcomes’ benchmarks annually. The following table reports MAERB’s minimum outcomes and Lenoir Community College’s Medical Assisting Program’s each year average.

Year Retention Job Placement Exam Participation Exam Pass
>=60% >=60% >=30% >=60%
2020 66.67% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2019 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2018 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2017 85.71% 100.00% 50.00%
2016 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
5-Year 90.00% 100.00% 100.00% 90.00%

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid
Medical Assisting

Who to Contact

For more information:
Rebecca Dail, CMA, (AAMA), AAS
Medical Assisting Program Chair/Clinical Coordinator/Instructor

Health Sciences (Building 13), Room 114
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 816
Fax: (252) 520-9598

For more information:
Tyrone Jones, CMA, (AAMA), BS
Medical Assisting Instructor

Health Sciences (Building 13), Room 115
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 815
Fax: (252) 520-9598

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