The Medical Assisting Technology (MAT) degree is designed to prepare students to assist the physician in providing patient care in physician’s offices, minor emergency centers, long-term care facilities, and other types of freestanding medical clinics. Medical assistants are also prepared to assume administrative roles in physician’s offices, including dealing with billing protocols, coding mechanisms and office transcription.

NW-SCC also offers a 13 credit hour Short-Term certificate in Phlebotomy, which prepares the student for work in acute care settings such as major hospital laboratories, minor emergency centers, and freestanding laboratories, working under the supervision of medical laboratory technologists or laboratory managers. The course will provide both classroom and clinical experiences.

The Medical Billing and Coding Option short-term certificate will prepare students for careers in the health care field by offering courses in both the clinical and administrative functions of a physician’s office.

Medical Assisting student simulates drawing blood

Programs of Study

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Short-Term Certificates

See the College Catalog for additional program information.

Click Here to Complete the MAT Program Application

Accreditations

The Northwest-Shoals Community College Medical Assisting Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, Illinois 60606
1-800-228-2262
www.maerb.org

Program Outcomes

The Northwest-Shoals Community College Medical Assisting Technology Program has a job placement rate of 84.21% for the 2019 Graduation Year (the program became accredited in 2017).


If you are interested in the MAT program at NW-SCC, please contact:

Medina Peebles, Program Director/Instructor
mpeebles@nwscc.edu 
256-331-8074

Katie McBay, Instructor
katherine.mcbay@nwscc.edu
256-331-8059