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Medical Assisting

Lincoln Campus

Types of Jobs Available

Medical assistants are trained to work in ambulatory clinics performing numerous tasks, including checking vital signs, height and weight, drawing and testing blood, testing urine, throat and nasal swabs, injections, electrocardiograms, and infant measurements. They are trained to assist physicians with many types of procedures, including minor surgeries. Medical assistants also learn the administrative side of a medical clinic. Graduates work in many types of clinics, including family practice, cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology, endocrinology, ENT, hematology/oncology, internal medicine, pediatrics, podiatry, ophthalmology, optometry, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. An optional course is offered to help students obtain a Limited Radiographer License in Nebraska. Those graduates then may be able to take X-rays of the chest and/or extremities in a physician’s office.

Program Overview

This program is located on the Lincoln Campus.

The program prepares students to become competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

New students are admitted to the program in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Southeast Community College, in cooperation with Central Community College, provides an opportunity for students to earn an associate degree in Medical Assisting.

For more information contact:
Kathy Zabel, Program Director
402-437-2756, 800-642-4075 ext. 2756,

or the College Admissions Office
Lincoln 402-437-2600, 800-642-4075 ext. 2600

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350.

Admission Requirements

  • Application to the program
  • Specific levels of Math, Reading, and Writing Placement Scores.
  • Transcripts from high school, GED® or other colleges (if applicable)