Medical Assistant

Start your career in healthcare

Sussex is excited to once again be offering the accredited Medical Assistant program to the community. The MA program is a career-focused course designed to help students gain vital information about the important work of today's medical assistants. 

Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. They are cross-trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties.

Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to): 

  • Using computer applications
  • Welcoming patients, Scheduling appointments.
  • Updating and filing patient medical records
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Handling correspondence, billing, coding, filling out insurance forms and bookkeeping

Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to): 

  • Taking medical history and preparing patients for examination
  • Patient education and explaining treatment procedures.
  • Assisting the physician during medical exams and minor surgical procedures
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing basic laboratory tests
  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
  • Transmitting prescription refills as directed
  • Drawing blood
  • Performing electrocardiograms

Medical assistants are instrumental as Patient Liaisons and essential members of the Patient-Centered Medical Home team. According to a survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, medical assistants ranked as one of the top five professionals necessary to the PCMH team.

Graduates of SCCC Medical Assistant programs are eligible to participate in a variety of certification examinations, including:

  • Certified Medical Assistant - CMA (AAMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant - RMA (AMT)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA (NHA)
  • Certified Electrocardiography Technician - CET (NHA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician - CPT (NHA)
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA)

The start date for the Medical Assistant program will be September 2021. In order to be eligible for financial aid, students should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Please check back for course content, dates, and times.

For more information about this program contact
Suzan Melik, MD, RMA, CCMA, CBCS
Program Supervisor, Medical Assistant, and Allied Health Programs
at Sussex County Community College. Please email smelik@sussex.edu or call 973-300-3170.

Program Information

Please check back for details on the program description

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

  • Apply online or complete an application and return it to the Admissions Office. You will be issued a student ID #

Health Sciences Faculty

Health Sciences
EMT Coordinator
Health Sciences
EMT Instructor
Health Sciences
Instructor of Nursing
cnelms@sussex.edu
973-300-2239
Health Sciences
Associate Professor Nursing
lsiegrist@sussex.edu
973-300-2283

Health Sciences Faculty

Health Sciences
EMT Coordinator
Health Sciences
EMT Instructor
Health Sciences
Instructor of Nursing
cnelms@sussex.edu
973-300-2239
Health Sciences
Associate Professor Nursing
lsiegrist@sussex.edu
973-300-2283