Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, and computer operations with the electronic medical record; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, and supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.

Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and some hospitals in an outpatient setting.

The ECC Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

In all health science curricula, students are assigned clinical rotations with area health care agencies. Prior to or at any time after admission, the health sciences student will be required to submit a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Policies and Procedures

Admission Policies and Procedures

Program of Study

Medical Assisting Degree Graduation Plan

Informational Materials

Health Sciences Information Sessions


For more information contact:

Elizabeth M. Sprinkle, CMA (AAMA), BA
Chair, Medical Assisting
Edgecombe Community College
225 Tarboro St.
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
(252) 823-5166 x353