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Medical Assisting

Available at the Hastings Campus. Some courses available online.
  • Prepare to enter a profession ranked in the top 30 for projected employment growth between 2010 and 2020. The U.S. Labor Department projects a 29 percent growth in employment for medical assistants during the decade ending in 2022.


    Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical procedures as members of the health care team. The Central Community College-Hastings Medical Assisting program covers all aspects of the profession including:

    • Administrative and business skills
    • Scheduling and receiving patients
    • Maintaining medical records
    • Correspondence
    • Insurance materials
    • Computer use
    • Clinical and medical skills
    • Assisting with examinations
    • Treatments and minor surgery
    • Office testing and laboratory procedures
    • Preparing and maintaining examination and treatment rooms
    • Sterilizing and caring for instruments and equipment

    Forms to return to start application process

    MEDA Admission Form

    MEDA Essential Functions Release Form

    To be completed and returned after acceptance 

    Student Immunization Record


    Graduates of the CCC Medical Assisting program are encouraged to take the AAMA certification exam.

    The Central Community College 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), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, 727- 210-2350

    Medical Assisting Occupational Outlook

    MEDA Student Handbook  

  • Institution Name: Central Community College
    City, State: Hastings, NE
    ID Number: 3004
    Program Type: Associate Degree




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    # Grads

    from admissions cohort 

      >=60%>=60% >=30% >=80% > 30% >=80%>=30% >=60%  


     100.00% 80.00%40.00%  100.00% 50.00% 100.00% 71.43% 100.00% 5


     66.67%66.67% 66.67%  100.00% 50.00%100.00%  63.64% 71.43% 3


     70.00%71.43% 42.86%  100.00% 60.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 7


     85.71%75.00% 33.33%  100.00% 37.50% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 12


     60.00%83.33% 50.00%  100.00% 60.00% 100.00% NA NA 6

     5 year

     79.25% 75.76% 42.42% 100.00% 50.00% 100.00% 80.65%92.00%  33


    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 60 credits required for the Medical Assisting degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $6,000
      Non-residents - $8,640

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

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    • Finish in 2 years by completing 15 credits a semester for 4 semesters

      The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

      Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

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