Certificate Program in Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program at Sanford-Brown is designed to prepare students to assist medical providers by performing administrative duties and basic clinical duties in an office and/or medical center.

The core curriculum covers a variety of subjects, including medical practice, medical law and ethics, medical communications, medical records, insurance, patient preparation, and basic laboratory procedures and tests.

The courses are grouped around knowledge and skills required for administrative and clinical medical assisting; however, courses are not necessarily offered in the sequences in which they appear in the catalog. Also, students will typically, but not always, be taught by more than one instructor during their program of study.

Students are required to complete a supervised clinical externship at a medical facility that includes competencies, logs and evaluations completed by the student. At the completion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied and practiced their skills should have the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment as medical assistants.

What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this program?

  • Medical Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Office Manager

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • Medical Practice
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Patient Preparation
  • Medical Records
  • Insurance

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SBC - Tysons Corner - Discontinued Program - Certificate Program in Medical Assisting


SBC - Tysons Corner - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2008 and 8/31/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 44%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/