Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting salary information median salary for 2016 in kentucky is $29,469. Employment numbers in kentucky were 8,140

Program Coordinator

Karen Webb
(606) 878-4738

Advising Plans
Medical Office Administrative Assistant
(29-33 credit hours)
Medical Assisting
(56-61 credit hours) 
Medical Assisting Admissions Point System (pdf)



The Medical Assistant program is held at the Laurel Campus in London, KY

Program Details

Medical Assist 2A medical assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office, the examining room and the physician’s laboratory.

The Medical Assisting Program at Somerset Community College prepares graduates for work in the physician’s office, outpatient clinics, and other ambulatory health care facilities. Graduates will be prepared to take the certification examination of the Registered Medical Assistant through American Medical Technologists.

Individuals in this unique position will be involved in many of the following skills:

  • Prepare patient for examination procedures and treatmen
  • Perform vital signs including pulse oximetryPerform pulmonary function tests
  • Administer injections
  • Perform venipunctures
  • Perform electrocardiograms (ECG)
  • Dress and bandage wounds
  • Assist in minor office surgery
  • Perform basic laboratory tests
  • Sanitize, wrap and sterilize instruments
  • Collect and prepare specimens
  • Projecting a professional manner and image
  • Adhere to legal and ethical principles
  • Use medical terminology effectively
  • Use effective and correct verbal and written communication
  • Provide patient instruction and education
  • Use Electronic Medical Records and Paper Based Medical Records
  • Schedule, coordinate and monitor appointments
  • Perform telephone and written communications
  • Arrange hospital admissions
  • Process insurance claim forms
  • Maintain inventory
  • Record medical histories

Additional Information

• Three semester program
• Leads to diploma
• Medical assisting coursework
  *Theory/skills presented in lecture/lab format
  *Clinical component: Community agencies providing clinical externship
• Program admits each fall
• Selective admissions/limited enrollment
• Adequate visual acuity
• Adequate auditory perception
• Sufficient strength, gross motor, and fine motor coordination
• Sufficient verbal and written communication skills

Additional Criteria

Upon admittance the student must submit the following materials prior to beginning clinical experiences:

• Evidence of receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine series or a vaccine declination form
• TB skin test or chest X-ray
• Immunization records
• Professional liability insurance purchased through KCTCS

Download Program Overview (pdf) To learn how to apply, see the Admissions Checklist.

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