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Medical Assistant (MA) Training Program Hybrid

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Learn medical terminology, administrative office skills, and clinical patient skills required of a registered Medical Assistant. Medical assistants work in hospitals, physician offices, and labs. Learn how to draw blood, perform EKGs, take health histories and more.
80% of our students get hired after their externship. Medical assistants are in high demand in our area!

National Certification: Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant examination given by the American Medical Technologists Association (AMT). TTC students have an average of 82% success rate for this national certification exam.

This Scholarship program includes tuition, books, a drug screen, and a national criminal background report, for SC resident students that complete the Scholarship application here:

Registration Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate or possess an equivalency (GED).and provide a copy of a Driver's License or proof of identity.
  • Major medical insurance is required of all students throughout the program, from the start date to the end of the clinical externship.
  • Complete prescreening requirements in Reading, Writing and Math using the standardized Accuplacer test offered through TTC’s Testing Center in the Student Center (Bldg. 410) at Trident Technical College Thornley Campus. The minimum scores that must be achieved are 240 in each: Reading, Writing, and in Math.
  • Complete the Scholarship application if you are an SC resident; Once completed Registration will contact the student to process.
  • Registration closes 3 business days prior to the course start date.· 
First-day Orientation class attendance is mandatory on campus, not attending will result in dismissal from the program. This hybrid evening class program is: 
  • online 2 evenings live & remote (M/T) 
  • on campus 3 evenings per week (W/Th/F) for lab skills practice
Students must have access to a computer with a webcam and microphone, smartphones do NOT work for this program. See the program schedule at the bottom of this page, attendance is strict. 
Costs responsible by students: Navy blue scrub uniform top & bottom, white athletic or nurse shoes, a 2-step PPD skin test, tetanus vaccine, Covid vaccine & booster, proof of childhood MMR or titer, flu vaccine, meningitis immunization, Hep B vaccine, and major medical insurance. Students are responsible for these costs within the first weeks of the program start date.

Included in this program under the State Scholarship:
  • Book vouchers are given on the first day of class.
  • Cengage, Medical Assisting 9th edition ebook by Blesi with Mindtap access code thru Cengage Unlimited 12-month access card. 
  • AHA BLS/CPR book and mask. 
  • Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope. 
  • A drug screen and a national criminal background screen. If either of these are in question please consult with the Program Manager: 

Class Details

148 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Daily - Mon.  
  Weekly - Tue, Mon.  
  Weekly - Wed, Thu.  
  Weekly - Fri.  
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  

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

Instructor : Rhodora Legare 

CEUs : 72



Please read:  See all the information above, including student costs and the scheduled dates and times. This is the evening MA class, 5-10pm, online & on campus. The schedule is given on first day of orientation. First-day attendance is a required orientation on campus. Failure to attend will result in dismissal from the program. Any course hours missed due to storm or College closures will be made up on following Friday(s). The Scholarship pays for tuition, books, and drug screen and background report prior to externship. A clean background report is required prior to externship. If a background report is not accepted by the extern site the student will be dismissed. Students must attend the first day of class, the orientation. Registration closes 3 business days prior to the start date. As a response to the increasing prevalence of COVID-19, many clinical facilities are instituting vaccine mandates for their employees and students who are completing clinical rotations at their site. Trident Technical College (TTC) Health Sciences students are placed in clinical facilities, including long-term care skilled nursing facilities, that are requiring the vaccine and/or routine testing. Many of these agencies are not providing options for signed declinations or waivers. If an agency allows the option to submit a waiver or declination, it will be reviewed and approved/denied based on the agency guidelines. While TTC does not currently have a specific policy mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees or students, the TTC Health Sciences policy states that many Health Sciences programs require that students must be eligible and able to attend all clinical rotations at sites the programs utilize for clinical practice. Therefore, students in the TTC Health Sciences programs must meet any and all eligibility requirements mandated by the clinical facilities. This is not a TTC initiative, but a requirement imposed by many of our clinical facilities. Health Sciences education programs are mandated by accreditors to provide students with clinical experiences and are not obligated to provide substitute or alternate clinical experiences based on a student’s request or preference. Just as the clinical facilities require other vaccines, they have the authority to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine. Health Sciences program accreditation bodies have no obligation to waive their current rules/regulations regarding clinical experiences for unvaccinated students. To ensure equitable treatment of all students, TTC Health Sciences programs do not customize student schedules for any reason other than a documented disability; however clinical courses are usually not eligible for accommodations. Please note: Clinical experiences are integral to Health Sciences education. If a student cannot complete the clinical requirements for any reason, the student is not eligible to progress in Health Sciences programs. Skip dates include: 5/30, 7/1, & 7/4.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/29/2023, 06/19/2023, 07/03/2023, 07/04/2023, 07/05/2023, 09/04/2023, 11/23/2023, 11/24/2023)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
5/1/2023 - 5/1/2023 Daily - Mon 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM N Charleston, Thornley Campus - 920 Building  Map, Room: 787 Rhodora Legare  ClassRoom
5/2/2023 - 10/24/2023 Weekly - Mon, Tue 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM N/A - Online Rhodora Legare  Online
5/3/2023 - 10/26/2023 Weekly - Wed, Thu 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM N Charleston, Thornley Campus - 920 Building  Map, Room: 787 Rhodora Legare  ClassRoom
5/5/2023 - 10/27/2023 Weekly - Fri 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM N Charleston, Thornley Campus - 920 Building  Map, Room: 787 Rhodora Legare  ClassRoom
10/30/2023 - 12/4/2023 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM TBD, Location to be determined  Map, Room: T.B.D. Rhodora Legare  Clinical