Social Service Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful social service assistant in a nursing home setting. Get started today!

6 Months

Program Overview

This course is designed to give you the training and insight in working with the Social Service programs in nursing homes.

The Social Service Assistant will be a prepared to work in a:

  • Long Term Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Program
  • Retirement Community
  • Community Center
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Self Pay


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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

This course will discuss the philosophy of long-term care, the settings in which a Social Services Assistant works and the demographics of the people they serve. You will learn the aging process and understand the role and function of this position. Upon completion of this program, you will:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the aging process, including misconceptions, physical changes and psychosocial aspects.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Show understanding of the rights of individuals who reside in long-term care facilities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the admission and discharge process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of documentation.
  • Demonstrate ability in basic performance skills, such as teamwork, communication skills and working with administrative staff and other disciplines.
  • Discuss issues involved in the management of internal support staff, budgeting, supplies, and outside resources.
  • Show understanding of methods of identifying resident interests and needs and the use of assessment in care plan development.
  • Evaluate a care plan for effectiveness.

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