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Message from the Dean
Hello and welcome to Piedmont Community College's Health and Natural Sciences page!  Thank you for your interest in our programs!  I look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve your academic goals.  The Health Sciences and Human Services Department of the College offers several program options to help you meet your educational needs, including certificates and associate degrees. Our options include Associate Degrees in Nursing, Medical Assisting, Human Services Technology,  and Healthcare Management Technology.  The Human Services Technology program offers a generic program and concentrations in Social Services and Gerontology. Certificates are available in Nurse Aide (Certified Nurse Aide I and II), Phlebotomy, Medical Coding, and Gerontology.

Faculty in each of these programs are dedicated and passionate about passing on their knowledge in their field of expertise. The courses offer challenging and rewarding experiences and offer wonderful career opportunities. Our graduates seek employment locally in Person and Caswell counties, as well as in the surrounding healthcare areas, especially in Durham and Chapel Hill. We pride ourselves in creating high quality graduates who are hired easily, often before graduating from their program.

If you would like more information on any of our programs, please don't hesitate to contact the program coordinator listed on each program webpage or me.  I can be reached at (336) 322-2213 or alisa.montgomery@piedmontcc.edu. I look forward to helping you!
Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

 

Overview

The Medical Assisting 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.

The Piedmont Community College Associate Degree Medical Assisting 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 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite158,Clearwater, FL 33763 727/210-2350.

 

Medical Assisting Program of Study Worksheet 

 

 


 

 

Employment Outlook

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.
 

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MAERB 2019 Annual Report

Year

Retention

# Graduates

by Year of Graduation

 

>=60%

 

2018

62.50%

12

2017

66.67%

10

2016

93.33%

11

2015

53.85%

10

2014

42.86%

14

Cumulative

62.12%

57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Contacts

Amy Newton

Program Coordinator, Medical Assisting

Year Hired 2020

amy.newton digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2131

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Alisa L. Montgomery

Dean, Health Sciences and Human Services

Year Hired 2003

alisa.montgomery digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2213

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Fall 2020 Curriculum WebAdvisor Schedule

WebAdvisor offers a secure web interface that allows you to access PCC's class schedule. This option provides the most up-to-date information about classes being offered and the number of available seats at the time you view the schedule.

NOT A CURRENT STUDENT? You can view the upcoming semester’s class schedule. See course sections and plan out your schedule. 

YOU ARE A CURRENT STUDENT? Use WebAdvisor to register for classes online!

Fall 2020 Curriculum Schedule - .pdf

Schedule last updated July 15, 2020

The .pdf format is the same as the WebAdvisor format, except all classes are listed alphabetically on one single .pdf / webpage. For more information on a specific class, please contact the appropriate advisor or you can find additional information within WebAdvisor. 

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Explanation of Methods of Course Delivery

Face-to-Face.
You are in the classroom with an instructor for every class. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Hybrid:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (more than 50% online). You will have contact with your instructor in the classroom and will need to be motivated to complete course work online, outside of the classroom. Internet access is needed for hybrid classes.

Blended:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (less than 50% online). Stay motivated and stay in communication with your instructor!

ITV:
Multiple classrooms to learn from one instructor - Students are in a classroom and the instructor location will vary. He/She may be with you face-to-face on some dates and in another classroom communicating with you through two-way audio/video technology. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Online:
Class is available online 24x7 – Students must be motivated to complete their work on their own with the ability to communicate with the instructor and other students via Blackboard, an online program. Internet access is needed for online classes.