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Medical Assistant (MA) Training Program

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The Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development's Medical Assistant Program trains individuals to work as medical assistants by educating them on the administrative and clinical skills required by the profession. Graduates of the Medical Assistant Program are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant examination given by the American Medical Technologists Association.
Registration Requirements:
  1. Must be 18 years of age or older and provide a copy of a Driver's License or proof of identity.
  2. Provide a copy of a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Complete prescreening requirements in reading comprehension using the standardized Accuplacer test offered through Trident Technical College's Testing Center in the Student Center (Bldg. 410). A score of at least 236 must be achieved.
  4. The student must submit a clear (within 90 days old) South Carolina SLED background check on the first day of class. A 2nd SLED background check will be required (30-45 days) prior to starting externship. If student has a prior record, please e-mail James Cameron, program manager,  prior to registering.
Materials required (not included):
  • Uniform: Scrubs (Navy blue); Shoes (White) flat; closed-toe and closed-ankle nursing shoes. Hair must present a professional image.
Textbooks & Supplies required (not included):
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual by AHA
    • (approx. $20) ISBN: 1-61669-407-6
  • Medical Terminology Online For Exploring Medical Language by Brooks
    • (approx. $150) ISBN: 0-323-42797-9
  • Kinn's The Medical Assistant published by Young-Adams
    • (approx. $150) ISBN: 0-323-353200-7
  • MA Notes and Phlebotomy Notes Bundle by Brassington and Strasinger
    • (approx. $40) ISBN: 0-8036-4561-9
  • Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope (available in the TTC Bookstore and most pharmacies) and CPR mask.
    • (approx. $40)
Externship Information:
Before entering externship (last month of class), the student will be required to show documentation of a two-step PPD (completed within 90-days of start of externship), major medical insurance (liability), MMR vaccination, negative nine-panel drug test (completed within 30-days of start of externship), and a flu vaccination if in season.


Class Details

244 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Wed, Thu, Mon, Tue.  
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Thornley Campus - 920 Building
  Location to be determined.

Instructor : Dena Davidson  

CEUs : 72



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 09/07/2020, 11/03/2020, 11/26/2020, 12/22/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/8/2020 - 11/26/2020 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Dena Davidson   Online
7/8/2020 - 11/26/2020 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM N Charleston, Thornley Campus - 920 Building  Map, Room: 787 Dena Davidson   ClassRoom
11/30/2020 - 12/31/2020 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBD, Location to be determined  Map, Room: TBD Dena Davidson   Clinical

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Medical Assistant (MA) Training Program
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Dena Davidson