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Surgical Technology

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program provides students with educational experiences to achieve entry-level knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to perform administrative and clinical duties of medical assistants in ambulatory care facilities such as physicians’ offices, clinics, and outpatient care centers.

The program is three semesters in length. It begins in the fall semester of each year and students complete the program at the end of summer semester. The program prepares students to take a national medical assistant certification exam.

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program provides students with educational experiences to achieve entry-level knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to perform administrative and clinical duties of medical assistants in ambulatory care facilities under the direction of a provider. The program prepares students to take a national medical assistant certification exam.

The Medical Assisting program follows the Health Professions’ selective admissions process. Students use the online Pre-Admission Plan on myRichland to submit an application during the designated period.

Surgical Technology

This is a career and technical education program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology is awarded by Richland Community College. Eligible students sit for the National Certification Examination to become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST). Some courses may not transfer to four-year institutions.