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Medical Assisting (CSC)

Medical Assisting - Career Studies Certificate

Can you picture yourself working in the medical field? This hands-on program provides essential technological and practical knowledge required to perform patient clinical skills as a medical assistant in various medical office and laboratory settings. You can earn two credentials: CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant)/RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) and CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician).

Steps to Apply to the Medical Assisting Program

We’re happy to help you with your goal of Medical Assisting! Following these steps will prepare you for applying to the program.

  1. Apply to Virginia HighlandsPlease note, admission to the college is the first of two applications. This first step does not guarantee admittance to the medical assisting program.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need help with the FAFSA? We’re happy to walk you through the online application. Visit us in the Campus Connection Center of the ISC building or give us a call at 276-739-2438. 
  3. The next step is to meet with a VHCC academic advisor. The advisor will review the  Medical Assisting Checklist with you and will help you with all the steps, from reviewing the admissions requirements to applying to the program.
  4. Complete the online Medical Assisting application. (*July 15 is the early application deadline for priority admission to the program. Applications submitted after this date will be considered according to remaining seats available.)  

This program qualifies for G3 scholarship funding!

Image removed.G3 covers tuition and fees for individuals living in Virginia who qualify for state financial aid.

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Why Choose VHCC?

Affordability. With in-state tuition (Virginia residents and those living within a 30-mile radius of campus) at $162.11 per credit hour, you’ll SAVE BIG when you start here! Most save between $10K-$50K, in tuition costs alone, when starting at VHCC.

Guaranteed transfer agreements with 30-plus colleges & universities! Start at VHCC and meet specified transfer agreement requirements and you’ll enjoy guaranteed admission to Virginia Tech, Radford, King University, Emory &Henry College, ETSU and more!

17:1 student to instructor ratio with award winning faculty! VHCC ranked among the top 5 percent of community colleges nationwide for providing an educational experience that encourages a personal relationship between instructors and students.

Career services & job placement. Our instructors and career coaches are recognized by regional industry leaders and enjoy tremendous success connecting our students with employment opportunities upon degree completion.

No application fee. Our simple, online application is free. Complete the application and you’ll receive an email listing your easy next steps!

No SAT or ACT required for admission. The SAT and ACT are merely numerical indicators of college readiness. With dynamic instruction and academic mentoring, we’ve found our students enjoy tremendous success, both at VHCC and in their future educational and career pursuits.

FREE academic mentoring. At VHCC, we provide FREE, one-on-one academic mentoring for 11 subjects, with dedicated workspace for group study and computer lab access. With this level of support, our students enjoy tremendous academic success!

Financial aid & scholarships available! More than 80% of our students receive financial aid! In 2018, we awarded more than $6 million in financial aid and scholarships.

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